Over 150 YouTube Videos on Red Heart’s Channel

Did you know that Red Heart has a YouTube channel with over 150 videos with how-to’s for knitting and crochet techniques, pattern instructions, interviews with industry experts and much more! Subscribe to the Red Heart yarns YouTube channel and find out when we upload a new video to stay up to date with the latest free pattern how-to’s, and knit and crochet alongs.  Continue reading “Over 150 YouTube Videos on Red Heart’s Channel”

Yarn of the Month Giveaway for August

Go Team!  The newest member of the Super Saver family features 2- tone striping shades perfect for supporting your favorite high school, college & pro teams!  Each color forms stripes when knit or crocheted, no need to switch colors, one ball has both shades! Great projects will make supporting your favorite team even more fun.  Don’t see your favorite team colors?  Never fear, there is always next year! Continue reading “Yarn of the Month Giveaway for August”

The Olympknits by Laura Long

The Olympics officially opens today, July 27, 2012 and what better way to celebrate than by checking out The Olympknits by Laura Long featuring 18 patterns and this super fun video showing all her patterns come to life.   This amazing video features sportscaster Phil  and many of your favorite events including, weight lifting, boxing, fencing, rowing, cycling, gymnastics, synchronized swimming and more…..there’s even a streaker running through!  Enjoy – laughing out loud encouraged! 

Stitches Midwest

Team Red Heart is gearing up for another fun filled, educational, yarn in every aisle, great place to shop Stitches Event in Schaumburg, IL for Stitches Midwest, August 9-12, 2012. We have teamed up with Crochetville and will be bringing you the newest Red Heart yarns, as well as, Aunt Lydia’s Crochet threads, Susan Bates hooks and needles, free patterns and more. You’ll be able to print a pattern right in the booth. We have book signings and demo’s scheduled throughout the show.  Continue reading “Stitches Midwest”

So You Want to Be a Knit Designer

Did you know that there is actually an on-line class that you can take that teaches you how to put your terrific design ideas into words? It is called How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters and is available on Craftsy, a great craft community. I took the class and was impressed by Edie Eckman’s ability to take the involved process of pattern writing and put it into a format that is very user friendly. It completely covers the process of putting a knit design into a pattern. Once you buy the class you can watch it at your own pace, and go back over it again at any time. The format allows you to ask questions of Edie and she will answer them! Fellow students can join into any discussions. Continue reading “So You Want to Be a Knit Designer”

Avenues for Creativity – Ravelry.com

At Red Heart we are all about keeping the creative juices flowing. One of our goals is to help you do the same. We not only give you hundreds of new FREE patterns each year on our site, but we like to share other avenues for inspiration. One place I like to visit is www.ravelry.com.  It doesn’t matter if you knit, crochet or just do crafts, with over 84,000 patterns there is something for everyone.  This site allows you and others to showcase your designs and offer them to others for free or a fee. You will find there are designs from many different countries too. Continue reading “Avenues for Creativity – Ravelry.com”