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The pattern photo from the Faux Fair Isle Scarf

Fair Isle, Flecks and Stripes yarns make the gift making season easy!

Yesterday we talked about the new yarn, Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle. The Faux Fair Isle Knit Cowl is the ...
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A swatch of what the color Winter looks like when a full pattern repeat is knit.

How to do effortless Fair Isle knitting

Yesterday I talked about the Mittens for All pattern, today I'm going over a new yarn you could use for ...
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Three pairs of mittens in all sizes!

The one mitten pattern you’ll ever need

The pattern Mittens for All is a free Red Heart pattern for Super Saver yarn, a yarn that has been ...
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The gentle shading of Unity Beyond creates horizontal stripes that are softer and more flattering to the figure than sharp color changes.

Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt – part 2

This week we've been looking at knitting with Unity and Unity Beyond yarns by Fibra Natura. Today I'm sharing the ...
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Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt - part 1

Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt – part 1

Maybe you've never heard of a shrug-yoke sweater construction. I'm not sure I've heard the name before, but I haven't ...
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The aptly named "Flying V" shawl uses a starker contrasting solid Unity yarn to highlight the lace motif that break up the multi-colored tones of Unity Beyond.

Unimaginable drape and comfort in knit designs made with Unity yarn

Yesterday and the day before we looked at the structure and fiber content of Unity and Unity Beyond by Fibra ...
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The product photo from the Squared Off Shawl pattern.

It’s a Wrap yarn enhances simple knit and purl stitches pattern

As I mentioned yesterday, It’s a Wrap is the perfect yarn for a shawl yarn. It’s fine, it’s fun, and ...
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It only took 3/4 of each ball of Bella Chenille to make a size 9 months baby sweater combining a solid blue and a speckled denim colorway.

Top-down baby sweater in Bella Chenille Multi and Solids

This week, we've been trying our hand at knitting with Bella Chenille Multi and Solids. Yesterday, I shared a mitered ...
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The reverse side without the bobbles highlights the edges of each block where the stitches are picked up. A lovely braid-like border separates each block.

Backwards purling to knit bobbles without all the bother

This week I’ve been looking at knitting with Bella Chenille multis and solids. Yesterday, I shared several free baby blanket ...
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Easy to knit beanie and raglan sweater in the Denim colorway of Bella Chenille Multi

5 baby gifts to knit up in a few days with chunky Bella Chenille yarn

This week I'm looking at Bella Chenille yarn and what it's like to knit with it. Yesterday I showed you ...
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The product photo from the Red Heart pattern

Knitting snowflakes into a hat

Yesterday we talked about stitch definition, it's only fitting then, to talk about color-work. The Snow Speckled Hat pattern by ...
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Both honeycomb and pearl brioche stitch patterns look like smocked fabric to me, so this led to a little experiment.

Brioche stitches and bamboo yarn, a mutually beneficial blend!

This week, we've been knitting with and talking about Bamboo Pop Dots. I think it's a great yarn to work ...
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One skein of Bamboo Pop Dots makes this Soothing Blankie that can be machine washed and dried. If you make 2, you'll have one for wash day!

Knitting a modern baby blanket with Bamboo Pop Dots

Many knitters shy away from lacy baby knits because they are worried about little toes and fingers getting caught, or ...
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The bamboo fibers in this yarn make the textures truly pop, but the speckles are infrequently placed so they don't deter from either the lace or the twists.

Using speckled yarn for accents and for larger knits

Speckled or splattered yarns give a lot of character and depth to knits in much the same way tweeds and ...
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Two summer tops that knitters have worked up with Bamboo Pop yarn: Rondeur and Palmer

Sleuthing for knitting patterns you can make with Bamboo Pop Dots

There are a lot of search engines to find knitting patterns, but today I want to show you a feature ...
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He doesn't look like he is jonesing for a pompom does he?

The anatomy of a pompom

The Road to Success Chic Hat we talked about yesterday happens to have a pompom on the top. There are ...
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The Road to Success Chic Hat is the perfect spring fashion item!

Knitting the Road to Success Chic Hat

Talking of blocking yesterday made me think of things that are more difficult to block, hats, for example, need to ...
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This is the corner of the shawl after unpinning. No curling, no rolling, a perfect pointed corner. Look at those eyelets! They're much bigger and more noticeable.

Steam blocking a shawl knitted with Chic Sheep goes from good to great!

When I blocked the Simple Lace Triangle Shawl we talked about yesterday, it went from this curly crumpled triangular-ish shaped ...
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The knitted and blocked garment. Look at how beautiful those eyelets turned out.

A simple lace triangle shawl is luxurious knitted with Chic Sheep yarn

Yesterday we went over the general benefits of Chic Sheep, and today I'll talk about what I ended up knitting ...
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Mattress stitch is worked by laying the project pieces side-by-side and picking up the "bumps" from each piece in an alternating fashion.

How to write patterns for beginner knitters

This week, I've been blogging about Papyrus, a soft, summery cotton and silk yarn by Fibra Natura. On Monday, I ...
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