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The gradual transition between ombre shades is visible from a butterfly's eye view!

Butterfly Baby Blanket knit in Super Saver Ombre

Have you tried knitting up yesterday's lace swatch in Red Heart Super Saver Chunky? Check it out! The swatch would ...
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Twisted stitches and lace knit in Super Saver Chunky

Twisted stitches and lace knit in Super Saver Chunky

In yesterday's post I knit up a swatch using Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle, and the flared diamond motif ...
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A few well-placed shaping stitches and a combination of knits and purls, and you have a unique square motif that merges the Fair Isle stripes with textured diamonds. Using Red Heart Super Saver Fair Isle yarn to swatch using the twisted make one.

Flared Diamonds knit in Super Saver Fair Isle

Yesterday I showed you how Red Heart Pooling would turn out in a swatch knit up using the fleck stitch ...
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The fleck stitch pattern knit in Super Saver Pooling keeps the eye moving as it looks for a repeated color motif that isn't there.

Fleck stitch knitted in Super Saver Pooling

Yesterday I played with Red Heart Dreamy Stripes using bi-directional herringbone stitch, it offered quite an effect! I'll play some ...
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The soft purple, gray, pink, and white of this colorway of Red Heart Dreamy Stripes will be perfect for a baby blanket and the bi-directional herringbone stitch will give it a lot of body and warm, and is dense enough to keep out the fingers of the little ones.

Bi-directional herringbone stitch knitted in Dreamy Stripes

Knitting with fuzzy yarn like Red Heart Dreamy Stripes inspires me to find stitch textures that have a lace-like effect ...
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The gentle shading of Unity Beyond creates horizontal stripes that are softer and more flattering to the figure than sharp color changes.

Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt – part 2

This week we've been looking at knitting with Unity and Unity Beyond yarns by Fibra Natura. Today I'm sharing the ...
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Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt - part 1

Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt – part 1

Maybe you've never heard of a shrug-yoke sweater construction. I'm not sure I've heard the name before, but I haven't ...
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The aptly named "Flying V" shawl uses a starker contrasting solid Unity yarn to highlight the lace motif that break up the multi-colored tones of Unity Beyond.

Unimaginable drape and comfort in knit designs made with Unity yarn

Yesterday and the day before we looked at the structure and fiber content of Unity and Unity Beyond by Fibra ...
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The wool content of Unity and Unity Beyond helps with blocking. The finished piece can be stretched out to highlight lace or to modify row gauge and the wool content is sufficient to give the yarn "memory."

36% wool, 28% cotton, 18% linen and 18% bamboo, what yarn is this?

This week we're looking at Fibra Natura's Unity and Unity Beyond. Today I'll explore the fiber characteristics of this yarn ...
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The subtle bouclé texture and the moderate thick and thin twist of Unity result in textured knits that have a lot of body and visual depth.

Unraveling Unity and Unity Beyond: what makes this yarn unique?

This week, I'm excited to share my knitting experiences with Unity and Unity Beyond, an amazing blend of natural fibers ...
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It only took 3/4 of each ball of Bella Chenille to make a size 9 months baby sweater combining a solid blue and a speckled denim colorway.

Top-down baby sweater in Bella Chenille Multi and Solids

This week, we've been trying our hand at knitting with Bella Chenille Multi and Solids. Yesterday, I shared a mitered ...
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The reverse side without the bobbles highlights the edges of each block where the stitches are picked up. A lovely braid-like border separates each block.

Backwards purling to knit bobbles without all the bother

This week I’ve been looking at knitting with Bella Chenille multis and solids. Yesterday, I shared several free baby blanket ...
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Easy to knit beanie and raglan sweater in the Denim colorway of Bella Chenille Multi

5 baby gifts to knit up in a few days with chunky Bella Chenille yarn

This week I'm looking at Bella Chenille yarn and what it's like to knit with it. Yesterday I showed you ...
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Bella Chenille in garter stitch rows, has a rippled horizontal ridge look to it, but a wider space between them than in reverse stockinette.

How Bella Chenille enhances basic knit stitches differently than most yarns

This week I'm reviewing Bella Chenille yarns. Yesterday I looked at the anatomy of this yarn and its colorways. Today ...
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Bella Chenille Multi features a predominant color and two or three complementary colors in dots along the length of the yarn.

Bella Chenille, a soft and versatile polyester yarn

I'd like to introduce you to Bella Chenille Multi, one of the softest baby yarns I've ever had on my ...
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Both honeycomb and pearl brioche stitch patterns look like smocked fabric to me, so this led to a little experiment.

Brioche stitches and bamboo yarn, a mutually beneficial blend!

This week, we've been knitting with and talking about Bamboo Pop Dots. I think it's a great yarn to work ...
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One skein of Bamboo Pop Dots makes this Soothing Blankie that can be machine washed and dried. If you make 2, you'll have one for wash day!

Knitting a modern baby blanket with Bamboo Pop Dots

Many knitters shy away from lacy baby knits because they are worried about little toes and fingers getting caught, or ...
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The bamboo fibers in this yarn make the textures truly pop, but the speckles are infrequently placed so they don't deter from either the lace or the twists.

Using speckled yarn for accents and for larger knits

Speckled or splattered yarns give a lot of character and depth to knits in much the same way tweeds and ...
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Two summer tops that knitters have worked up with Bamboo Pop yarn: Rondeur and Palmer

Sleuthing for knitting patterns you can make with Bamboo Pop Dots

There are a lot of search engines to find knitting patterns, but today I want to show you a feature ...
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The bamboo rayon in this yarn traps the light, giving the stitches a crisp sheen, and great definition.

Bamboo Pop Dots, the benefits of rayon in summer yarns

Rayon from bamboo trees is one of my favorite fibers with which to knit. In my wardrobe, I have one ...
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