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Make-Believe With Ponies & Unicorns!

Greetings, stitchers!

Make-believe is one of the delights of childhood. And part of make-believe is dressing up! Would the little ones in your life love to be unicorns or ponies? Help them realize their dreams with Knit and Crochet Now! episode five of season 10, called Fantasy Filly Cardigans.

Hello, I'm Mary Forte, your Knit and Crochet Now! update editor, giving you a preview of the adorable projects in episode five. Kids' sweaters are cute and quick to make. Adding ears, a mane or even a horn just makes the project more fun. Plus, everyone who sees your favorite little unicorn or pony will just have to smile.

In the Fantasy Filly Cardigans episode, host/producer Connie Ellison introduces us to Annie's experts Lee Sartori, Kristin Omdahl and Lena Skvagerson. Lee shows us how to crochet the adorable Unicorn Cardi, while Kristin shows us how to knit the Purple Pony Cardigan.

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Crochet expert Lee Sartori and host/producer Connie Ellison share everything you need to know to make your own Fantasy Filly Cardigan. Knit expert Kristin Omdahl points out the details of the adorable Purple Pony Cardigan.

In the Technique Corner segment, host/producer Lena shows us a super-useful strategy for adjusting sleeve length.

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Host/producer Lena Skvagerson delivers yarn for Knit and Crochet Now!

Share Your Love of Crocheting With a Child

Have you heard the great news? Jonah Larson, crochet child prodigy, has partnered with Annie's Creative Studio to make the video series Learn to Crochet With Jonah. If you are interested in learning to crochet or in teaching a child to crochet, Jonah shows how to get started and how to work all the essential crochet stitches. His instructions for a friendship bracelet and a set of coasters make these the perfect short-term projects for beginner crocheters. Jonah is so much fun to listen to; be sure to check out his videos!

Learn to Crochet With Jonah

Explore Intarsia Knitting

Intarsia knitting involves swapping separate balls of yarn to change color rather than stranding yarn along the wrong side. It makes a less bulky fabric than stranded Fair Isle, and it's the technique used for making the color blocks in the Purple Pony Cardigan. If you haven't tried intarsia before, Knit and Crochet Now! episode 12 of season four, titled Baby Blankets, is perfect for learning intarsia knitting.

Baby Blankets

An Efficient Way to Handle Charts & Printed Patterns

Intarsia knitting usually involves charts and so do many other stitching projects. If you are following a chart for one of your stitching projects, you may want to take a look at the video Pattern Holder Plus Storage on in the Products We Love section of Annie's Creative Studio.

Lovebug Beanie

Senior product reviewer Sherry Duncan introduces this great multiuse product that consists of a clear plastic tube with hexagonal end caps to keep it from rolling around. Place your chart or pattern rolled right side out in the tube so you can see it, and use a dry-erase marker or tape on the outside of the container to help you keep your place. When you're done with your project, just wipe off the marker or peel off the tape. Store your yarn, needles and other materials in the tube while you are working. Cross-stitchers, I'm looking at you too!

Where Can You View Episode Five of Season 10?

Are you ready to knit, crochet and learn with Annie's experts? Look for Knit and Crochet Now! in these places:

Most PBS stations show Knit and Crochet Now! Find Knit and Crochet Now! on your local PBS station's TV schedule here. Set that DVR!

Create TV offers Knit and Crochet Now! episodes along with lots of other exciting how-to programming.

The Knit and Crochet Now! website has all 10 seasons, and you can find free downloads of all the patterns featured in each episode.

Annie's Creative Studio, Annie's premium creative-education network, offers all 10 seasons of Knit and Crochet Now! along with videos and patterns for crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing and other crafts.

Annie's Creative Studio's extensive library includes garments, totes, stuffed animals and so much more. You can get tips for updating your home or even for cleaning your sewing machine! Check out the free trial membership to explore your favorite crafts and learn about new ones.

And There's More
Are you ready to hear more about making cute pony and unicorn sweaters? Click on the Reviews tab at the top of this page!

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