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The Relaxing Ripple Throw pattern photo.

Center double decrease makes a good knitting mantra for Soft blanket

I picked up the Relaxing Ripple Throw from the Red Heart website and immediately loved the look of it. The ...
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One of the most ideal beginner projects I have found is a simple hat. Starting at the brim with a K2P2 rib and going up to the decreases. Soft Essentials complements that pattern well and it's much shorter than a scarf.

The essential yarn for knitting soft garments

Red HeartSoft Essentials is one of your foundation yarns. It’s good for 90% of projects and comes in all your ...
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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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All the colors are so vivid, I'm having trouble choosing between them!

NEW! Red Heart Chic Sheep yarn by Marly Bird

The newest addition to the Red Heart family is Chic Sheep yarn by Marly Bird. This is really exciting for ...
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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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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 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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