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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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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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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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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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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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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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Red Heart's Two-Pointed Hat. Click through for the free pattern.

Knitting the Two-Point Hat pattern with Soft yarn

The pattern I chose to go over with you using Soft yarn by Red Heart is the Two-Pointed Hat pattern. I think ...
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One of the only things I could complain about is the name of the solid colors, but I love those cheeky color names.

Red Heart’s Heart and Sole makes a comeback

This week Red Heart has sent me Heart and Sole. If you didn’t catch onto the play on words in ...
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The Matthew yarn is a versatile worsted-weight tweedy blend, great for many different projects!

Winter comfort knitting with Matthew’s tweed

We hope you've been enjoying our week of introducing the Downton Abbey Yarn Collection, new this season. There are four ...
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