Learn a Stitch, Make a Fair Isle Crochet Cowl

Welcome to the tenth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is Fair Isle crochet, and the cowl is the Fair Isle Crochet Cowl in Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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October Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the October Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Fabulous Fall Throw made in Super Saver. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 7, Week 3

Welcome to the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge! This is the third week of our virtual “stitch and sip”. Everyone’s so busy it can be hard to find time to work on your projects, especially with the holidays approaching, so I’ve found it best to set aside time each week. Wednesdays fit my schedule best, but you can choose any evening that suits your schedule.

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Ever-Popular Throw Design . . . Re-Imagined in New Colors

Our Corner-to-Corner Throw has been around so long that we consider it a classic. It’s a design that is fun to make because you start crocheting at one corner, and keep increasing or decreasing to create the rectangle shape. There are no seams to sew at the end! I think that is one of the main reasons it is so loved. It is also a nice weight and doesn’t have holes to get your toes caught (a real plus for me).

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A Complete Beginner’s (and I mean super beginner) Guide to Arm Knitting

By guest blogger Sarah Marland

After interning at Red Heart for 2 ½ months, I finally learned how to knit! I had been wanting to learn ever since I started, but I was nervous about it—it just looked confusing and difficult to me (even though I’m a pretty crafty person). But it’s actually not that hard! The other day, I learned how to arm knit. It’s incredibly easy, takes very little time, and it looks pretty cool once your project is finished. Here’s how I made my first cowl in 20 minutes:

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