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Whether you use these cloths as face cloths or dish cloths, they'll beautify your space.

Chart or text your way to a radiant knitted dishcloth!

In this series of posts, I've been working with Radiant Cotton yarn by Fibra Natura. In Tuesday's post, I described ...
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Two of these knit-and-purl pieces are knit-and-purl designs, and the other one is a rib pattern. Can you identify which is which?

Fun with knits and purls and Radiant Cotton

Apart from lace, one of my favorite knitting techniques is knit-and-purl patterns. Oh, sure, they need some concentration to execute, ...
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A few tools will turn the skeins on the right into knittable cakes of yarn.

How to wind skeins of yarn using a yarn swift and winder

Yesterday I covered the characteristics of Radiant Cotton. This is a double knitting weight luxury cotton yarn by Fibra Natura ...
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This swatch of Toy Box Hula Hoop was knit on size US 11 [8mm] needles.

Using a swatch to practice weaving in ends with a crochet hook

I know that those of us who do swatch do so because we want our finished items to knit to ...
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Yummy tweed yarn

Knitting a versatile gift bag using leftover yarn

This week, we've been looking at ways to use up leftover yarn to make items for the 2018 holidays, and ...
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This little pine cone would be a lovely addition to any outdoorsy themed Christmas tree.

Using hyperbolic theory to knit a holiday ornament

I can't get around a math book without a calculator, and calculus was a real challenge for me, but I ...
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Classic Shades Frenzy

How to knit and finish sturdy gift boxes

Continuing with this week's theme of knitting for the 2018 holidays with scrap yarn, I'll show you how to knit ...
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A six-point start ends up as a 12 point snowflake using yarn-over eyelets to create the lacy motif.

Knitting a flat circle in the round becomes a crumb catcher

I hope you found some leftover Radiant Cotton yarn to try the double knitting technique in my tutorial from yesterday's ...
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Coasting right into double knitting

Coasting right into double knitting

This week I'm already getting ready for the holidays at the end of this year by knitting small quick projects ...
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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 finished product of your starting tab should look like this. A little half moon of stitches. One edge is completely flat.

How to knit a shawl starting tab

With all the talk about shawl knitting yesterday, I thought it would be a great time to talk about the ...
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Amphora colors Dusky and Blue Shadow looking cozy for the winter months.

Knitting the Flying V Shawl with Amphora yarn

I hope you tried the colorwork design element idea I shared with you yesterday, making matching hats and cowls can ...
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The finished product from the Templetop Cowl pattern. In the colors Caspian and Lunar.

Taking colorwork design elements from a cowl as a detail for a hat

The Templetop Cowl is another free pattern written for Amphora yarn. If you have read any writing from me before, ...
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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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The raised ribbing stitch pattern of this poncho ensures that the texture will still stand out from the halo of the yarn.

Revolutions, fade your way through handsome hand knits

This week I'm enjoying the task of reviewing Revolutions by Universal Yarn. In the last couple of posts, I took ...
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True to my predictions, the colors of Revolutions gradually fade from one to the next and are highlighted by the wedges formed with short rows.

Simple arithmetic makes an adventure out of an Asymmetrical Shawl

This week we're looking at Revolutions yarn. This is a gradual gradient fuzzy and chunky yarn that lends itself readily to being ...
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