Do you remember the fabulous Queen Bee exhibit at Vogue Knitting Live? The same artist, Gina Rose Gallina, is going to install a giant pineapple in a new hotel in Chicago next month!
It seems that many novice knitters balk at knitting lace, but I’m here to tell you that knitting lace does not have to be complicated or cumbersome! Don’t get me wrong, some lace patterns are VERY complex, but new knitters can build their confidence and experience by starting with a few simple lace stitches and then move on to more complicated patterns.
Lace knitting stitches are just a series of increase and decrease stitches that form lovely patterns from the very basic to the most delicate and detailed. Lace patterns can be worked in any weight of yarn, although it is easiest to work them in weights of 5-bulky and smaller.
Our National Spokesperson Marly Bird loves the new Red Heart Soft Essentials and Soft Essentials Stripes yarns, and thinks you will too! Let her tell you all about it, and then follow along with her video tutorial for a free cowl pattern she designed.
As a gift to our blog followers, we have a downloadable sheet of Valentines for you! Our graphics team has taken 4 of our project photos and turned them into clever Valentines that I will enjoy giving–I hope that you will enjoy them too! They are perfect for giving to classmates, co-workers, family and friends. I am also going to use them to make a garland in my office cubicle.
We spoke with Stephen Duneier, the Yarn Bomber, about his recent Dreamer Yarnbomb in Tucson, AZ. He put yarn-covered aliens on the roof of a children’s hospital, and wrapped the building in colorful panels contributed from people all over the world. Read our Q & A with Stephen about this amazing project.
Last week we posted a blog with patterns for doll outfits, however, what if you wanted to make a doll for that special child in your life, or to add to your doll collection? We often get asked which colors are the best to use when crocheting or knitting a doll. Since Red Heart Super Saver is available in over 120 different colors the choices are endless, but there are some choices that make more realistic-looking dolls. Here are some colors we’ve selected and broken down into categories to help get you started.
It’s February, which means it is National Heart Month. Sponsored by the American Hearth Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is an annual event highlighting the importance of heart health. We have gathered 18 free crochet and knit patterns for you to make for this important event.
Our spokesperson Marly Bird will be at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival! She’s teaching several classes for both knitters and crocheters — register now so you won’t miss her! Plus, in each class you’ll receive a special gift from Red Heart.
As the trusted referral source for women, the Women’s Choice Award is delighted to honor Red Heart® for earning the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as America’s Most Recommended™ Yarn Brand. This award designation is based on a national survey that was distributed to tens of thousands of women across America who were asked to select the brands that they would highly recommend to their family and friends.
I have a confession. I wasn’t a huge fan of Double Pointed Needles (DPNs). The great irony is that I love to work in the round and I love to work on seamless knits.
Over the years I have become a fan, and can tell you that working with DPNs looks much more intimidating than it really is. The most difficult part of working with DPNs is the cast on and first round. After that it’s just knitting (and/or purling) with a lot of knitting needles sticking out of your work while they wait their turn to be used.