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Hot Springs Beanie

It is so amazing to see a new design with Artfil yarn coming up! The Hot Springs Beanie is a must have accessory. It is created by Kristie Statuto, adorable, young and talented lady. A year ago Kristie saw Artfil at Vogue Knitting Live in New York, and she happened to fall in love with …

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Artfil`s Take It All color combo
Inspirational

Take It All Shawl – Colour choice

It is the day two since I can actually sit and do anything else than dyeing and packaging yarn for the last two months! Not that  I am complaining, but knitting peacefully at the end of the day while watching a favourite series was my way to relax and missed it a lot! I was …

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InspirationalShawls, Wraps & Scarves

Find Your Fade colour choice and combination

Part of my work is to advise and help people choose colour combinations for their projects with ARTFIL yarns. I had hundreds of discussions on how to chose colour combinations for shawls and wraps during our trunk shows and festivals. I have discussed as well colour selections for the popular Find your Fade shawl pattern …

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Tutorials

How to block large knitted items

Blocking the knitted items is tedious, but necessary for our projects. Usually, my set of blocking mats is enough to accommodate most of the garments I knit. In fact, sometimes I want to occupy my entire dining room with it on purpose, but that is another story. However, this is not the case of my …

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Inspirational

Can a colour be delicious?

Quebec and the entire Acadian territory is a place with many one-of-a-kinds characteristics and particular to the region charms. I love living here, surrounded by traditions keepers with open hearts and minds. It may sound contradiction, but here people managed to combine it in a unique way.       If someone asks me for …

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Useful information

How to tackle colour variation between skeins

No commercially dyed yarn can re-create the deep, rich and visually pleasing colour effect of a hand-painted or hand-dyed yarn. While these unique properties of the handcrafted colours are what we look for, it is somehow tricky to work with the tone variations between skeins. There is one thing in common between all hand-dyed yarns: ...
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FreePatternsTutorials

Knit a Christmas ball ornament

There is always place for one more beautiful ornament on the Christmas tree! Knit your own, super easy Christmas ball! Step 1: Choose your favorite 3 colour combination of any yarn. The heavier the yarn bigger the ornament will be.   Step 2: With colour A Cast on 25 stitches Row 1: Knit front and ...
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Hand knitted cowl-gradient pink and black
FreeShawls, Wraps & Scarves

Cupcake cowl

Winter is officially here! Cowls, scarves, hats and mittens quickly became emergency projects. Cupcake is a quick and simple pattern, marking my 10th day without sugar in the menu (I am a hero!).  Usually, I like bulky cowls because most of the fingering weight cowls stay around the neck like a necklace... useless to me.  ...
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CAMARI - Open-front cardigan
FreePatternsSweaters & Tops

CAMARI – Butterfly shrug (Free pattern)

Camari is a butterfly shrug, a perfect step-up project from beginner to intermediate level. While easy to knit, as it is a one rectangular piece it will also challenge you to try lace stitch and working in the round. Designed by Yana Petrova it features ARTFIL yarn BELLE in colour Laguna. MATERIALS: Yarn: Artfil BELLE ...
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FreePatternsSweaters & Tops

Colour blocks cropped sweater

The busiest month we ever had is gone and I finally found a time to write the pattern as promised. This simple sweater is knit with 3 skeins of our soft and squishy GRACE. It is written for size M only, but you can adapt it easy for your size by adding or omitting 10 …

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