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”

Yarn of the Month Giveaway for July

It’s stifling hot outside and the last thing on your mind are the holidays at the end of the year.  Or maybe you are dreaming of cooler weather, maybe snow, sitting in front of the fireplace and Christmas.  Why not think about getting a head start on all those gifts and holiday decorations.  In the US, we also celebrate our Independence Day on July 4th … another great holiday to celebrate.  Our July Yarn of the Month, Red Heart Holiday, proudly made in the USA. Continue reading “Yarn of the Month Giveaway for July”

RedHeart.com Now has Crochet Thread!

Red Heart is excited to be expanding its products and free patterns into crochet thread. Now you will find in the navigation “Crochet Thread” that will take you to view Aunt Lydia’sJ & P Coats, South Maid, Crème de la Crème, and Red Heart crochet threads. Our goal is to continue to bring innovative products, fashion-forward colors, and project inspiration to our customers!

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NEW 2012 Red Heart Yarns are here!

Team Spirit
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!

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Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Concludes

(CHARLOTTE, NC) Red Heart is announcing the conclusion of the four-year partnership with Special Olympics, via the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. Since its inception in 2009 at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, knitters across the United States have supported local Special Olympics athletes by knitting and crocheting scarves for their use. Continue reading “Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Concludes”

Gnorbert & Gnora’s Wedding

Gnora was the new gnome in town. Wanting to see the sites and have some fun, she decided to check out the Stitches show in town. Being a crafty gnome, she wanted to see all the beautiful colors and textures of yarn. As she is looking at all the new Red Heart yarns, she looks across the booth and just stopped … and then she spotted him, Gnorbert, standing there in all his glory, eye’s fixed on each other. Gnora couldn’t keep her eyes off of him. Continue reading “Gnorbert & Gnora’s Wedding”

Calling all action-hero lovers!

SpiderWebThrow Every once in a while there is a pattern that I think everyone will want to know about, and this is one of those patterns. Here’s a throw design that any kid (or adult) action-hero aficionado can get excited about! Spider Web Throw was designed by Ellen Gormley, a mother herself with young children, and so it comes naturally that she does great kids’ designs. Here is the link to the free Spider Web Throw pattern. Continue reading “Calling all action-hero lovers!”

WINNERS … Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge, Season 3

Another season for the WNSC has come and gone.  We have tallied your likes and have 5 winners to announce. We have really enjoyed all of the wonderful projects you created for the Wednesday Night Stitching Challege!  I’ll be looking forward to our next season and thinking about what I want to work on, but no starting until then. Maybe I’ll take a look at my *to-do* list and use a couple of those ideas to work on.  Continue reading “WINNERS … Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge, Season 3”