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Pittsburgh Fiber Friends

Hey Pittsburgh! I’m really excited to announce the start of something new and local for Made by Hand… Introducing: Pittsburgh Fiber Friends! This is a meetup group I’m starting to get to know the fiber arts community in my city better. There are so many of us, and I’d love to have the opportunity to […]

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Knitting · Patterns

Quick Knit Pumpkin Pattern

Small orange knit pumpkin in woman's hands.

The start of fall marks the official start of knitting season—and what better way to celebrate than knitting a super cute pumpkin to decorate your home for the season! These pumpkins have been super popular in the maker community over the past few years, and I decided this year I would explore making my own. […]

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Knitting · Reviews

Mellow V: My Dream Sweater (& Why I’m Frogging It)

Way back in 2013(ish), when I was still just a crocheter, I was casually scrolling through Ravelry when I came across a sweater pattern that I fell head over heels for. It had complex lacework down the sleeves and a shaped body. It was gorgeous. It was at that moment I finally decided it was […]

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Knitting · Patterns

Chunky Ribbed Knit Hat (Free Pattern & Charity)

EDIT 1/15/19: If you like this free pattern and you feel inclined, please take a moment to look at the GoFundMe campaign that was set up by my amazingly sweet boyfriend for my cancer treatment. Any donations are greatly appreciated, but you can also help by spreading the word. Please feel free to share the […]

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Crochet · Knitting · Miscellaneous

The Difference Between Scarves, Cowls, Snoods, & Shawls

winter scarf

In the vast world of fiber arts, there is a huge variety of types of things you can learn to make. Most of them happen to be items you wear in cold weather, and the easiest ones tend to be worn around the neck. Once you’ve entered the world of neck warming goodies, you begin […]

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