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Fair Isle Holiday Ornaments | Sunne Meyer

Create a cozy handmade holiday with this beautiful Fair Isle knit ornaments designed by knit designer Sunne Meyer. Vary the pattern on each as you knit these up in no time. Find video instruction for this pattern in Fair Isle Holiday Ornaments with Tanis Gray.

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11 Creative DIY Christmas Tree Decorations Your Whole Family Will Love

Christmas is the perfect time to show off your making skills, no matter what your craft. And while we love showing off scrappy, made-by-hand ornaments, the rest of the tree is also prime for DIY. Here are just a few creative ideas that’ll have each branch looking extra jolly. 1. No-Knit Garland (and Ornaments!) Yarn-thusiasts,…

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Get Your Fair Isle on With These Free Knitting Patterns

If you want to make jaws drop with your knitting, Fair Isle is for you. This stranded colorwork technique is a favorite of independent pattern designers, who have dreamt up some stunning traditional designs and modern takes on the classic style. Oh, and the best part? They're sharing their patterns for free!

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8 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make From Scraps

No need to spend big bucks decking out the tree this year — just raid your craft stash to create these festive handmade ornaments. 1. Sweet Felt Rainbows After a couple snips and a few stitches, you’ll have the brightest decoration ready to hang on the tree. Make it a family affair and watch the…

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Learn New Knitting Techniques With These 10 Hats

From graphic stripes to more complicated double knitting, hats are the perfect canvas to practice and learn new knitting skills. They’re pretty small, so you aren’t committing to a lifetime of work, and except for some crown shaping, you basically just knit a tube. (Keeping the structure simple means you’re free to focus on your…

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7 Stranded Knitting Projects for Practicing Your Colorwork

Stranded knitting is a style of colorwork that traditionally carries two or more yarns along the back of your knitting. There are a ton of ways to incorporate it into your work — Fair Isle is one most people know best — and it helps bring out a variety of detail and color in a…

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3 Key Tips for Successful Stranded Knitting

Stranded knitting uses two or more colors to create stitches. Unlike knitting big blocks of color, stranded knitting changes colors constantly, which can cause floats, puckering and general confusion, especially for those who’ve never attempted this type of colorwork before. But don’t fret! With a few pieces of sound advice, you can avoid making common…

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