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Your First Piece of Knitting Will Be Awful, And That’s Okay — Sycamore Cove Knitting

I loved this article! It has some great, practical advice for those just getting started!

If you’re just learning to knit or still a beginner, give yourself a break. I would guess that all knitters have an awful mess of a first project they’ll never forget. But we all hope you’ll try that second project.

via Your First Piece of Knitting Will Be Awful, And That’s Okay — Sycamore Cove Knitting


Knitting Pattern: 6 Stitch Offset Parallel Cable — Crafting Delight

Look how gorgeous this knit stitch is! I think this one is perfect for last-minute holiday knitting!


Warm Up Ohio

The Offset Parallel cable uses the very basic cable stitch. But just a slight twist in the normal scheme of knitting creates a distinctive cable pattern that has a bold look on your fabric. As a panel, it has a great bold look and yet it can easily be inserted into other designs with a […]

via Knitting Pattern: 6 Stitch Offset Parallel Cable — Crafting Delight


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Caron Cakes Triangle Knit Shawl — Two Paws Knitting Co.

This is a great pattern for a shawl from Diana!

The best things in life are free, or at least, they come for free when you buy yarn. I found this pattern on the inside of a paper sleeve of yarn. This pattern is simple, gorgeous, and oh-so squishy. I love Caron Cakes yarn (or any self-striping cake yarn) because I don’t have to think […]

via Caron Cakes Triangle Knit Shawl — Two Paws Knitting Co.

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Welcome to Warm Up Ohio

Welcome to the official website for Warm Up Ohio, a local chapter of Warm Up America. We exist to spread love and kindness throughout Ohio by donating hand-knitted and crocheted items to:

  • Homeless Shelters
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Animal Shelters
  • Nursing Homes
  • And More!


Gray Cyan and Red Knitted Sweater

We’re based in the Cincinnati area but want to impact all of Ohio. To get involved or to learn more about our donation sites, please contact us at

We accept all yarn-craft donations, including: afghans, gloves, socks, sweaters, scarves, small toys, and more! We’ll even take donations of yarn, which our volunteers can use to create more items to donate.

Thanks for stopping by the website! I hope you’ll consider subscribing to this site. This blog will keep you updated on our latest calls for donations, but this is also going to be a space for free knitting and crochet patterns and some yarn-themed inspirational posts to help jumpstart creativity.

Stay crafty, my friends!