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The gradual transition between ombre shades is visible from a butterfly's eye view!

Butterfly Baby Blanket knit in Super Saver Ombre

Have you tried knitting up yesterday's lace swatch in Red Heart Super Saver Chunky? Check it out! The swatch would ...
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Twisted stitches and lace knit in Super Saver Chunky

Twisted stitches and lace knit in Super Saver Chunky

In yesterday's post I knit up a swatch using Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle, and the flared diamond motif ...
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A few well-placed shaping stitches and a combination of knits and purls, and you have a unique square motif that merges the Fair Isle stripes with textured diamonds. Using Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle yarn to swatch using the twisted make one.

Flared Diamonds knit in Super Saver Fair Isle

Yesterday I showed you how Red Heart Pooling would turn out in a swatch knit up using the fleck stitch ...
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The fleck stitch pattern knit in Super Saver Pooling keeps the eye moving as it looks for a repeated color motif that isn't there.

Fleck stitch knitted in Super Saver Pooling

Yesterday I played with Red Heart Dreamy Stripes using bi-directional herringbone stitch, it offered quite an effect! I'll play some ...
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The soft purple, gray, pink, and white of this colorway of Red Heart Dreamy Stripes will be perfect for a baby blanket and the bi-directional herringbone stitch will give it a lot of body and warm, and is dense enough to keep out the fingers of the little ones.

Bi-directional herringbone stitch knitted in Dreamy Stripes

Knitting with fuzzy yarn like Red Heart Dreamy Stripes inspires me to find stitch textures that have a lace-like effect ...
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Two lovely pieces knit in Radiant Cotton, ready to transform into a pillow cover. Note the smooth color transitions.

Knit and purl stitch patterns make for a radiant cushion cover

Here we are, wrapping another week of blogging in the company of Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton yarn. As I noted earlier ...
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Whether you use these cloths as face cloths or dish cloths, they'll beautify your space.

Chart or text your way to a radiant knitted dishcloth!

In this series of posts, I've been working with Radiant Cotton yarn by Fibra Natura. In Tuesday's post, I described ...
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Two of these knit-and-purl pieces are knit-and-purl designs, and the other one is a rib pattern. Can you identify which is which?

Fun with knits and purls and Radiant Cotton

Apart from lace, one of my favorite knitting techniques is knit-and-purl patterns. Oh, sure, they need some concentration to execute, ...
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The pattern photo from the Basketweave Pillow pattern

Knitting the Basketweave Pillow pattern and joining jumbo yarn

You might have chuckled as you read my post yesterday on how my jumbo yarn swatch turned into an arm ...
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Evenly wound strands several layers deep create the best looking pompoms

A knitted beanie is enhanced by twisting stitches in the ribbing

This week we're looking at Universal Yarns Major. Yesterday, I shared a free beanie hat pattern to knit and today ...
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This hat spirals naturally to a point in a 5-panel twist. The colors in Major yarn enhances this look.

Knitting a beanie using marled yarn and THIS spiral textured shaping

Chunky marled yarn makes colorful, warm, and quick-to-knit accessories. This week we're looking at Major yarn, a great example of marled ...
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The top sample was knit by "throwing" and the bottom one by "picking"/ Continental style. While the stitches didn't straighten right up, the difference in the angle of the stitches is visible in the bottom sample.

What to do when your yarn goes askew

This week we're reviewing Alpaculence, a singles yarn made by Rozetti Yarns. Monday we learned that the yarn I'm sampling ...
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This swatch gave me practice with paired increases made with yarn-overs and twisted stitches. Both techniques improved with this swatch.

2 things I learned from my knitted swatch other than gauge

This week I'm knitting with Sweet Roll by Premier Yarns. Yesterday, I explored making gradients with this self-striping yarn, and ...
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Twisting and crossing stitches to the left.

Don’t get cross! Twist your stitches with panache!

In early lessons, most knitters are shown how to avoid twisting stitches. We work hard at figuring out which is ...
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Cleaning is a breeze with this thick cloth

6 Benefits of Using Scrubby Yarn in the Kitchen

Spring is in the process of springing and everyone is cleaning their entire house, but the room that usually needs ...
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Double thick chevron Scrubby cloth being put through it's paces with a load of dishes

Scrubby, the NEW Yarn from Red Heart!

This was my first time seeing Scrubby, the NEW Yarn from Red Heart for dishcloths! The first thing that popped ...
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