Posts by Andrea Sanchez

Andrea Sanchez
Andrea is a yarn crazy knitter and knitwear designer who spends more time knitting than cleaning her house. When she's not knitting, she's thinking about knitting, or working at her other job as a kindergarten teacher. She lives in Ohio with her husband and son, and two darling dogs.You can find her patterns here on Craftsy and read more about her life, crafting, and other daily musing on her blog Life on Laffer (

Knitting Blog

Knit for Every Season: Vest Knitting Patterns for Summer

Summer vests are a wonderfully versatile piece to add to your wardrobe. Not only are they lightweight coverage for chilly nights, knitting a summer vest is quick to make and easy to carry around with you on your summer travels. Here are a few beauties to choose from and some ideas on how to incorporate them into your summer wardrobe.

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Knitting Blog

Our Best Brioche Knitting Patterns

Brioche knitting can be a little complicated to get started on, but once you learn this technique, you can use it just as you would stockinette stitch and make anything from hats to sweaters. Here are a few patterns we've had our eye on that will take your through many of the skills used in brioche knitting. Read more »

Crocheting Blog

Handmade Gifts for Teacher’s Day: Crochet Edition

Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up on Tuesday, May 6th. It's the perfect time to show your favorite teacher just how special they are to you. Whether it's your child's elementary school teacher, a college professor, or your favorite crochet teacher, a handmade gift is not only thoughtful but makes the recipient feel so special that you took the time to create such a sweet thank you. Read more »

Knitting Blog

Stitching Up Stockinette: How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette stitch creates a fantastic fabric. It's smooth, polished, and let's be honest, it's an easy knitting pattern to work on while watching TV. Stockinette stitch (abbreviated St st) is a stitch that works well for almost any yarn. It is great for variegated yarns as the simple fabric really allows the colors in the yarn to shine. Read more »