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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 Yarn website. It was actually written for Amphora yarn so ...
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The color of Amphora yarn pictured here with wood needles is called Ebony.

The nature and benefits of Amphora yarn

Amphora yarn from Universal Yarn is a deliciously soft and fluffy lightweight yarn. The strands of the yarn are brushed, ...
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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 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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Alpaca and mohair fibers create a glowing halo in the Grape Attack colorway of Revolutions yarn.

4 tips for knitting with fuzzy yarn

This week's yarn is colorful, fuzzy Revolutions by Universal Yarn. Yesterday, we looked at all of the 8 colorways available for this ...
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The autumnal hues of the Port colorway of Revolutions is the perfect yarn to complement a wardrobe full of earth tones.

Revolutions, a yarn that fades one gorgeous color into another

This week I'm knitting with a fuzzy yarn from Universal Yarn called Revolutions. It’s a bulky weight yarn that consists of ...
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Softness both in its texture and in its gradual color transitions makes Revolutions one of the most delectable yarns on the market this winter.

Revolutions: A trendy gradient yarn meets luxurious winter coziness

This week we'll be exploring the luscious softness and delicate gradations of color in a new-to-the-market cozy gradient yarn called ...
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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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The thumb hole is created by leaving an inch of the seam open and completing the seam above and below it. I chose to do it an inch below the ribbing.

Knitting Snowy Arm Warmers pattern using Red Heart Evermore yarn

Is there such a thing as too many arm warmers? I think not! They’re the perfect accessory for keeping warm, ...
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Evermore yarn from Red Heart!

Evermore yarn: care instructions, tension, needles and loft

Evermore is a really interesting yarn to work with. It’s a single strand of roving-like yarn with a gentle twist ...
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The largest swatch I have ever knit. There were 16 balls of yarn that went into this recliner throw.

The jumbo yarn swatch that got away from me

The 6 tips I mentioned yesterday for knitting with jumbo yarn is making the task so easy that I'm venturing ...
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You can see how the weight distributes evenly through both arms with circular needles.

6 tips for knitting easily with jumbo yarn and large needles

It's so important to know the properties and benefits of a yarn you've never knit with, before you try it for the ...
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You can see how the fiber is hollow in the middle and it is a web-like tube.

The properties and benefits of Couture Jazz yarn

Today we’re featuring Couture Jazz yarn from Premier Yarns. The first thing you will notice about this yarn is the ...
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This unique shape is really catching on in newer shawl patterns. The curve causes it to hang on your shoulders nicely.

The hazards of following a complex knitting pattern from your phone

Yesterday, I went over the Fall Berries Shawl pattern and how it looks knit up using Red Heart's Hopscotch yarn, I wanted ...
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The lovely textured Fall Berries Shawl

Making the Fall Berries Shawl using the multi-colored Hopscotch yarn

I'm trying out Red Heart’s Fall Berries Shawl and knitting it using Hopscotch yarn. I know what you’re thinking, this pattern has a ...
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From front to back the colors Waterslide, Jump Rope, and Kick ball.

Multi-colored Hopscotch yarn makes it hard to skip the craft aisle

Hopscotch yarn from Red Heart is the perfect yarn for beginner knitters. It’s easy to work with and there are ...
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Evenly wound strands several layers deep create the best looking pompoms

A knitted beanie is enhanced by twisting stitches in the ribbing

This week we're looking at Universal Yarns Major. Yesterday, I shared a free beanie hat pattern to knit and today ...
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