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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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This tunic will fit a size 2 toddler. The pattern has been written for 12-18 months, size 2, and size 4.

What designers consider when writing a knitting pattern

Have you ever worked on a pattern and wondered what the designer was thinking when they created the design? Stay ...
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How pretty is this? There are enough colors of Papyrus to do this in blues, or even in the colors in the child's tunic to come later in the week!

Summery patterns for Papyrus, a summery yarn

This week we're learning about Papyrus, a yarn made with strands of cotton and silk, twisted together, then twisted together ...
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After blocking, the edges settle down to their true W-ripple and the motifs are crisp and neat.

Bunny Ear decreases make this stitch pattern best for knitted baby blankie

This week, we've been putting Uptown DK Magix yarn through its paces. Yesterday, we looked at the anatomy of a ...
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Uptown DK Magix, makes a colorful, warm and soft, and fun-to-wear hat with a beret-style shape.

The anatomy of a knitted beret for baby

Yesterday, we looked at several free patterns to knit with Uptown DK Magix. Today, I'd like to share a recipe ...
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Combine a solid Uptown DK yarn with one of the Uptown DK Magix colorways for a vibrant look!

Easy patterns to knit with Uptown DK Magix

Now that I've described the anatomy of Uptown DK Magix and looked at its resilience in the laundry, and studied ...
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The zipper has been opened a little to make it easy to sew along the teeth. When I approach the slider, I will sink the needle, raise the presser foot and close the zipper, then carry on sewing.

Sewing on a zipper and lacing up the edges on a knitted cushion cover

All week I've been working with Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton yarn. As sometimes happens when I get playing, I got carried ...
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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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A scalene triangle comes in many shapes and sizes, but it essentially means all three sides are different lengths. This is the particular shape I'm talking about though.

How does a scalene triangle relate to knitting

Yesterday I talked about the Lacy Stripes Knit Shawl, which I have already vetted as an amazing pattern, you should ...
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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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This yarn is so soft that it can be worn next to the skin. For this reason, these sweaters are not super loose and bulky.

Bobbles on the yoke: knitting a child’s top-down sweater using Toy Box

This week we've been exploring projects to knit using Premier Yarns Toy Box. Today, I share with you a pattern for ...
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To make the toe, start knitting in the round and once the ideal length is reached, you start decreasing until a small number of stitches remain to be grafted.

Knit easy child slippers with Toy Box colors

While looking for free patterns for children's items that could be knit with Toy Box yarn for yesterday's post, I discovered an ...
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These 2 fun toys lend themselves to being worked up in a self-striping chunky weight yarn like Toy Box.

6 patterns are very soft knit up in Toy Box yarn

When a new yarn comes along, like Premier Yarns Toy Box, there hasn't necessarily been enough time for the yarn ...
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