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I chose the Pink Sand colorway because my bathroom wallpaper is soft pink with sea shells and the tile is beige, but this colorway actually goes better with my 'pink flamingo' shower curtain. I love it!

Pomp-a-Doodle and Loop-it – together – make the best bathmat!

I started out this series of posts with Loop-it yarn and put it through some paces: the finger knitting for ...
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Pomp-a-Doodle yarn was designed for children's craft projects, but it is also a knitting and crochet yarn. This is the Pink Sand colorway.

Pomp-a-Doodle – yarn without pomp and circumstance

Pomp and Circumstance is the march heard around the world at graduation, commencement, and convocation ceremonies. It's a stuffy old, ...
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The final result of my giggle knitting - a sheep on a blanket!

Giggle knitting with Loop-it leads to an adorable baby blanket

I'm having so much fun with Loop-it, a new novelty yarn by Red Heart. After my knitting experiments with it ...
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In this photo, I'm taking my few rows of finger knitting, and adding a knitting needle to the mix. I insert the needle into the loop in the fabric, then pop the next loop over the tip of the needle and bring that loop through the old one.

Introducing knitting needles to Loop-it yarn

In my last post I introduced you to Loop-it, a fuzzy, loopy yarn by Red Heart that could easily revolutionize ...
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I sampled Loop-it in the Ice Ice Cream colorway. I love that it has a hint of color in its whiteness!

Learn to knit with Loop-it

We're going to have some fun in this series of posts! This week I'm taking a close look at two ...
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The Faux Fair Isle Knit Cowl with a provisional cast on

Upgrade your seaming with Kitchener stitch

When I went over the Faux Fair Isle Cowl yesterday, I was thinking about the pattern and how it was ...
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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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A new Super Saver yarn! This one is called Buff Fleck.

Super Saver Chunky and Flecks!

Red Heart Super Saver yarn has been a customer favorite for over 30 years. A record like that doesn’t just happen, it’s ...
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Post steam blocking! It looks so much better!! You can now see the pattern and all the hard work from knitting and purling this lovely pattern.

It’s not a wrap until it’s been blocked

Yesterday we talked about the Squared Off Shawl pattern. Knitting with lace is interesting because it’s a type of knitting ...
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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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There are patterns that come on all the ball bands for these yarns. They're specifically for that kind of yarn so you cannot go wrong.

Knitting with lace, the easy way

Since we talked about why you should knit with lace, today we can focus on the how. There are a ...
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Super fine weight yarn. See the swatch knit with It's a Wrap yarn, lovely stitch definition.

Why you should knit with lace weight yarn

Yesterday we talked generally about It’s a Wrap, and I mentioned it's rated as Super Fine, number 1, and lace ...
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I'm really excited about It's a Wrap lace weight yarn, it's amazing in so many ways.

Yarn Review: It’s a Wrap by Red Heart

It’s a Wrap yarn from Red Heart is a unique yarn because it’s a gradient. The yarn shifts through several ...
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Switching from one needle to the other. The original needles are a red color while the larger cable needles are a green color. You can knit one right over to the other.

Knitting with Magic Loop

When we talked about the Snow Speckled Hat yesterday, it made me think about how we knit hats. Getting down ...
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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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Here is a side view of the raised stitch from the previous photo. You can see just how much it is raised.

The definition of using stitch definition when knitting

One of the aspects I really liked about the Relaxing Ripple Throw from yesterday’s article was the definition on the ...
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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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