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A close up of the stitches used in this shawl. The lace stitch carries one knit stitch up while the rest is in garter. There are occasion eyelettes throughout.

Knitting a lace shawl using a brushed acrylic yarn makes it Dreamy

Yesterday we talked about the Calming Colors Chevron Throw, and today, we’re going to venture off the path of blankets ...
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The Calming Colors Chevron Throw product photo from the Red Heart website

How Dreamy yarn is perfect for knitting throws

Did you choose your favorite Dreamy colors to knit the cozy socks from yesterday's post? Let’s continue today with more ...
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Relaxation socks pattern from Red Heart - free pattern!

Dreamy Relaxation Socks

Yesterday we talked about the general benefits of Dreamy yarn and how it makes an awesome blanket. Today, we’re going to look ...
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Dreamy yarn in the color Ivory.

Red Heart Dreamy yarn

Red Heart Dreamy yarn truly lives up to its name with the soft brushed texture and miles of yardage. Whether you’re ...
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You can use any yarn, fiber, or fabric to fill these baubles

Cherishing your favorite leftover yarn in a keepsake ornament

Now that we've established our knitting status by making the Knit Basket of Yarn Ornament from yesterday's post, here's another ...
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The knitted yarn basket product photo from the Red Heart website.

Commemorating your knitting status with the Knit Basket of Yarn Ornament

The Easy Wrap Holiday Ornament I talked about yesterday is the fastest way to use up your leftover yarn and ...
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The ornament is wrapped in Soft yarn in the color Off White.

Using your leftover yarn to make easy wrap holiday ornaments

Have you sorted your leftover yarns to make the easiest knitted mitten pattern ever I talked about yesterday? All week ...
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The Red Heart Mitten Ornament pattern knit with Soft Yarn in the color Really Red.

The easiest knitted mitten pattern you’ll ever encounter

This week it's all about what to do with leftover yarn, and we started yesterday with an easy crafting and ...
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The pattern photo for Y-A-R-N wrapped letters on the Red Heart website.

Using leftover yarn for crafting and decorating ideas

Leftover yarn? You can count on it, especially after the holiday season. There are little bits here and there that ...
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The finished product of your starting tab should look like this. A little half moon of stitches. One edge is completely flat.

How to knit a shawl starting tab

With all the talk about shawl knitting yesterday, I thought it would be a great time to talk about the ...
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Amphora colors Dusky and Blue Shadow looking cozy for the winter months.

Knitting the Flying V Shawl with Amphora yarn

I hope you tried the colorwork design element idea I shared with you yesterday, making matching hats and cowls can ...
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The finished product from the Templetop Cowl pattern. In the colors Caspian and Lunar.

Taking colorwork design elements from a cowl as a detail for a hat

The Templetop Cowl is another free pattern written for Amphora yarn. If you have read any writing from me before, ...
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The swatch for the scarf pattern and the ball of Amphora in Caspian. This color is my absolute favorite, beautiful teals are hard to find!

Knit the Victory Hat pattern and modify it for a matching scarf

The Victory Hat is a lovely free pattern on Universal Yarns website. It was actually written for Amphora yarn so ...
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The color of Amphora yarn pictured here with wood needles is called Ebony.

The nature and benefits of Amphora yarn

Amphora yarn from Universal Yarns is a deliciously soft and fluffy lightweight yarn. The strands of the yarn are brushed, ...
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The scarf made from Collage in the color Stained Glass and Grande in the color Chianti.

Why Collage and Grande yarns are a match made in knitting heaven

Yesterday I talked about Grande yarn, a jumbo yarn like its cousin, Collage. Collage too qualifies as a jumbo yarn, but ...
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Projects will knit up quickly with Grande yarn from Red Heart. Just look at this 20 stitch swatch. Speaking of swatches here's mine. This is knit from 20 stitches, with the ball of yarn for scale.

Grande yarn: why it’s perfect for beginner and expert knitters alike

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re sitting somewhere with your knitting and one of two things happens, someone either ...
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The reversible scarf in all its glory!

1 tip to add interest to a simple reversible knitted scarf

Yesterday, I looked at how Evermore yarn would work up in the Snowy Arm Warmers, that really called for a ...
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The thumb hole is created by leaving an inch of the seam open and completing the seam above and below it. I chose to do it an inch below the ribbing.

Knitting Snowy Arm Warmers pattern using Red Heart Evermore yarn

Is there such a thing as too many arm warmers? I think not! They’re the perfect accessory for keeping warm, ...
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Evermore yarn from Red Heart!

Evermore yarn: care instructions, tension, needles and loft

Evermore is a really interesting yarn to work with. It’s a single strand of roving-like yarn with a gentle twist ...
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The Mobius Cowl

Knitting the Mobius Cowl with jumbo yarn and sewing the ends

Yesterday we looked at a perfect project using Couture Jazz yarn, a jumbo yarn, making the Basketweave Pillow. This make ...
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