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Quick and Easy Loop Yarn Garlands

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Learn this cute holiday pattern for free!

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Increasing and Decreasing Stitches

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Increasing and decreasing stitches are an important technique in garment knitting, but can also be used to create special motifs and embellishments in your blankets and projects. Ready to learn more? Read my latest post!

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In-person craft shows: A beginner's checklist

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Attempting your first in-person craft show can be intimidating! Here's a run-down of supplies you may need (without going overboard!) and things to consider before diving in.

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Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ Graph It yarn: Finally a substitute for Alize Puffy More!

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North American lovers of Alize Puffy More will soon have more yarn options!

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Customization: How to adapt patterns for size and add your own special touches!

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So you found a pattern that you love... mostly. Here are tips on how to modify and personalize it to make it perfect.

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