Recommended Yarn: Hand Dyed Bulky by Blue Sky Alpacas

Blue Sky Alpacas Hand Dyed Bulky Jasmine Super Bulky Yarn square sm

Now discontinued, this gorgeous super-bulky yarn was my go-to for luxurious, quick-knit projects. Perfect for the Double-Knit Heart Scarf or Bulky Cabled Legwarmers with Buttons.

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Recommended Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky by Malabrigo Yarns

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My favorite chunky yarn for felting (and for creating knitting videos). You’ve seen Malabrigo Chunky yarn in almost every KnitFreedom video for a good reason: it’s soft, has beautiful colors, and is reasonably priced. Perfect for the Fair-Isle Felted Bag.

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Recommended Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta by Malabrigo Yarn

Blue-green-purple Malabrigo Rasta

My favorite yarn for my one-skein Super-Bulky Toe-Up Socks. This yarn is very soft and warm, and comes in a beautiful range of tranquil colors.

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Recommended Yarn: Malabrigo Twist by Malabrigo Yarns

A green skein of Malabrigo Twist yarn (037 Lettuce)

My favorite yarn of all time. Aran-weight. Now discontinued, but you can still find it by Googling.

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Recommended Yarn: Walkabout Yarn by Queensland Collection

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Queensland Collection Walkabout is a great DK-weight yarn for using with our Felted Slippers class and pattern.

Its heathered colors complement each other, and it is a breeze to work with. Felts beautifully.

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Recommended Yarn: Wool-Ease Thick n’ Quick Yarn by Lion Brand

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n Quick Yarn Natural square

Thick, inexpensive yarn is perfect for learning to knit your first scarf. Wool-Ease is a great brand to start out with, and you can buy it at Michael’s or Wal-Mart. Three skeins (balls) is plenty to make a long scarf including fringe.

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Blog Post: The Ultimate New Knitter’s Toolkit – Needles, Yarn, Notions, and Supplies to Buy For Beginning Knitters

Canvas Tote Bag square crop smBy Liat Gat – Founder / Holiday/Gifting, Recommended Resources / December 17, 2014 / 104 Comments

Here is the ultimate knitting toolkit I recommend to support the new knitter in your life. Links to all recommended supplies like needles, yarn, knitting bag, and notions.

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