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It only took 3/4 of each ball of Bella Chenille to make a size 9 months baby sweater combining a solid blue and a speckled denim colorway.

Top-down baby sweater in Bella Chenille Multi and Solids

This week, we've been trying our hand at knitting with Bella Chenille Multi and Solids. Yesterday, I shared a mitered ...
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The reverse side without the bobbles highlights the edges of each block where the stitches are picked up. A lovely braid-like border separates each block.

Backwards purling to knit bobbles without all the bother

This week I’ve been looking at knitting with Bella Chenille multis and solids. Yesterday, I shared several free baby blanket ...
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Easy to knit beanie and raglan sweater in the Denim colorway of Bella Chenille Multi

5 baby gifts to knit up in a few days with chunky Bella Chenille yarn

This week I'm looking at Bella Chenille yarn and what it's like to knit with it. Yesterday I showed you ...
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Bella Chenille in garter stitch rows, has a rippled horizontal ridge look to it, but a wider space between them than in reverse stockinette.

How Bella Chenille enhances basic knit stitches differently than most yarns

This week I'm reviewing Bella Chenille yarns. Yesterday I looked at the anatomy of this yarn and its colorways. Today ...
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Bella Chenille Multi features a predominant color and two or three complementary colors in dots along the length of the yarn.

Bella Chenille, a soft and versatile polyester yarn

I'd like to introduce you to Bella Chenille Multi, one of the softest baby yarns I've ever had on my ...
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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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One skein of Bamboo Pop Dots makes this Soothing Blankie that can be machine washed and dried. If you make 2, you'll have one for wash day!

Knitting a modern baby blanket with Bamboo Pop Dots

Many knitters shy away from lacy baby knits because they are worried about little toes and fingers getting caught, or ...
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The bamboo fibers in this yarn make the textures truly pop, but the speckles are infrequently placed so they don't deter from either the lace or the twists.

Using speckled yarn for accents and for larger knits

Speckled or splattered yarns give a lot of character and depth to knits in much the same way tweeds and ...
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Two summer tops that knitters have worked up with Bamboo Pop yarn: Rondeur and Palmer

Sleuthing for knitting patterns you can make with Bamboo Pop Dots

There are a lot of search engines to find knitting patterns, but today I want to show you a feature ...
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The bamboo rayon in this yarn traps the light, giving the stitches a crisp sheen, and great definition.

Bamboo Pop Dots, the benefits of rayon in summer yarns

Rayon from bamboo trees is one of my favorite fibers with which to knit. In my wardrobe, I have one ...
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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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Mattress stitch is worked by laying the project pieces side-by-side and picking up the "bumps" from each piece in an alternating fashion.

How to write patterns for beginner knitters

This week, I've been blogging about Papyrus, a soft, summery cotton and silk yarn by Fibra Natura. On Monday, I ...
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