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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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After blocking, the edges settle down to their true W-ripple and the motifs are crisp and neat.

Bunny Ear decreases make this stitch pattern best for knitted baby blankie

This week, we've been putting Uptown DK Magix yarn through its paces. Yesterday, we looked at the anatomy of a ...
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Uptown DK Magix, makes a colorful, warm and soft, and fun-to-wear hat with a beret-style shape.

The anatomy of a knitted beret for baby

Yesterday, we looked at several free patterns to knit with Uptown DK Magix. Today, I'd like to share a recipe ...
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Combine a solid Uptown DK yarn with one of the Uptown DK Magix colorways for a vibrant look!

Easy patterns to knit with Uptown DK Magix

Now that I've described the anatomy of Uptown DK Magix and looked at its resilience in the laundry, and studied ...
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Here are two un-washed swatches of Uptown DK Magix.

This antipilling acrylic yarn gets an ‘A’

One of the best features of Uptown DK Magix is that it's an antipilling acrylic. As we explore this yarn ...
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These teal and red blends are some of my favorite colorways ever.

Knitting with Uptown DK Magix yarn

This week we're looking at a new version of Uptown DK yarn, Uptown DK Magix. This yarn is produced by Universal ...
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This yarn is so soft that it can be worn next to the skin. For this reason, these sweaters are not super loose and bulky.

Bobbles on the yoke: knitting a child’s top-down sweater using Toy Box

This week we've been exploring projects to knit using Premier Yarns Toy Box. Today, I share with you a pattern for ...
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To make the toe, start knitting in the round and once the ideal length is reached, you start decreasing until a small number of stitches remain to be grafted.

Knit easy child slippers with Toy Box colors

While looking for free patterns for children's items that could be knit with Toy Box yarn for yesterday's post, I discovered an ...
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These 2 fun toys lend themselves to being worked up in a self-striping chunky weight yarn like Toy Box.

6 patterns are very soft knit up in Toy Box yarn

When a new yarn comes along, like Premier Yarns Toy Box, there hasn't necessarily been enough time for the yarn ...
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This swatch of Toy Box Hula Hoop was knit on size US 11 [8mm] needles.

Using a swatch to practice weaving in ends with a crochet hook

I know that those of us who do swatch do so because we want our finished items to knit to ...
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This soft yarn comes in colorways reminiscent of favorite toys. This is the Lincoln Logs colorway.

Out of the Toy Box! Knitting with marled, self-striping chunky yarn

What have you knit with a self-striping bulky yarn that has a barber pole twist to it? Anything for the ...
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Yummy tweed yarn

Knitting a versatile gift bag using leftover yarn

This week, we've been looking at ways to use up leftover yarn to make items for the 2018 holidays, and ...
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This little pine cone would be a lovely addition to any outdoorsy themed Christmas tree.

Using hyperbolic theory to knit a holiday ornament

I can't get around a math book without a calculator, and calculus was a real challenge for me, but I ...
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Classic Shades Frenzy

How to knit and finish sturdy gift boxes

Continuing with this week's theme of knitting for the 2018 holidays with scrap yarn, I'll show you how to knit ...
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A six-point start ends up as a 12 point snowflake using yarn-over eyelets to create the lacy motif.

Knitting a flat circle in the round becomes a crumb catcher

I hope you found some leftover Radiant Cotton yarn to try the double knitting technique in my tutorial from yesterday's ...
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Coasting right into double knitting

Coasting right into double knitting

This week I'm already getting ready for the holidays at the end of this year by knitting small quick projects ...
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