If you’ve been knitting or crocheting a while, chances are you’ve seen a Susan Bates® Knit Chek. These handy tools are great to keep in your project bag since they function as many tools in one.
We’ve got you covered! Our Multi Coordinates list takes the mystery out of which solids go with your favorite multis! This printable list which includes all of our multi-color yarns that have solid coordinates, is a great reference to keep on hand.
To get to this page, click HERE or go to the YARN page, and you will see the MULTI COORDINATES LIST just to the right of the main picture below the copy paragraph. Continue reading “Need help mixing and matching with multis?”
It does not matter if you call him father, daddy, dad or pop he deserves a special present from you on Father’s Day. He has enjoyed handmade presents since you were in Elementary school, you know the ones I am talking about, so why not keep up the tradition. Red Heart has several different ideas and I am sure one that will fit your dad’s personality. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: For Fabulous Fathers Everywhere”
Tassels are a fun way to decorate the end of a scarf or the edge of a blanket, and they are easier to make than you think! Follow our step-by-step instructions and you’ll have your own set in no time at all. Continue reading “How to Make a Tassel”
Have you heard about the Arm Knitting craze that has even made front page news in the Wall Street Journal? We wanted to see how it worked with some of our Red Heart yarns. So after having some fun learning to knit without needles, we found that Boutique Sashay™, Stellar™ and Vivid™ all make great looking cowls using the arm knitting method. We sent some to Mikey at the Crochet Crowd and he got into Arm Knitting too. It didn’t take him long to learn the technique and do this video with a clear demo and helpful tips…he even did Right-Handed and Left-Handed versions.
I don’t know about your office, but air conditioning in the office I work in is always too cold for me when I wear sleeveless or short sleeve tops. I’m always hunting for a layering piece to keep me warm. So I made a beautiful rust rectangular shawl that converts into a vest, but what I really needed it to be to wear with my summer top is a shrug. Susan Bates mini knit clips to the rescue! Continue reading “Convert a Rectangular Shawl into a Shrug by Guest Blogger Joan Barnett”
How do you make sure that the sweater you’re making will fit? Make a gauge swatch! A gauge swatch is a small sample of your pattern that you make before starting the main item. By doing the stitch pattern for a few inches you can make sure that your gauge, or the number of stitches and rows in a set number of inches, matches the gauge called for in the pattern. If your gauge does not match the pattern gauge your item will not be the same dimensions as the pattern describes and you may run out of yarn. Not matching gauge isn’t quite as crucial for something like a dish cloth or a simple bag, but for garments such as hats and sweaters having the wrong gauge could mean that the finished item turns out fit for a giant! Continue reading “To Swatch or Not to Swatch?”
Want to make your finished items look even better? Block them! Blocking may seem intimidating, but you really only need a few things from around the house. Read on to become a blocking pro! Continue reading “Blocking as a Finishing Touch”