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These teal and red blends are some of my favorite colorways ever.

Knitting with Uptown DK Magix yarn

This week we're looking at a new version of Uptown DK yarn, Uptown DK Magix. This yarn is produced by Universal ...
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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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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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I’ll only be working with the 3 skeins on the left this week. The green, blue, and red will be featured in an upcoming issue of A Needle Pulling Thread.

A Radiant (Cotton) knitting experience

We’re in for a treat this week! If you like working with cotton, and you want an affordable, quality cotton, ...
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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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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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This soft yarn comes in colorways reminiscent of favorite toys. This is the Lincoln Logs colorway.

Out of the Toy Box! Knitting with marled, self-striping chunky yarn

What have you knit with a self-striping bulky yarn that has a barber pole twist to it? Anything for the ...
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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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