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Close up of the Umbrella colorway showing the glitter and halo.

Knitting with Classic Shades Metallic

While many of us have had a hot dry summer and cotton knits or socks and washcloths have been all ...
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Eyelet Lace knit with 2 different needle sizes

Design your own knitted lace tank top

Do you ever go through your yarn stash and find a lovely summer yarn you were going to knit and ...
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Knit picot edging

Adding a picot edging to a lace stole or shawl

There are many different edgings that designers can add to their knit lace shawls or stoles. In today's post, we'll explore 2 ...
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Pictures from "A Universe of Snowflakes"

4 cast ons for knitting circular lace

This week, as we explore the beautiful projects that you can knit using Universe, a lovely linen-cotton yarn by Universal ...
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A close up of my best bind-off for cotton or linen yarn

Best bind-off for cotton yarn

This week, I'm exploring the yarn of the week, Universe, by Universal Yarns, and what is the best bind-off or ...
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Universe linen-blend yarn by Universal Yarns

Knitting with Universe an elegant spring-summer yarn

This week I have the opportunity to knit with Universe, a lovely, elegant light linen yarn by Universal Yarns, designed ...
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A close-up of a traveling lace, this one in an asymmetrical pattern

Knitting lace with traveling repeats

This week we have been using Cotton True Sport by Fibra Natura to knit a lace pattern that has traveling repeats ...
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Hand-drawn knitted ripple lace charts

DIY knitted lace stitch patterns

Ripple lace stitch patterns are a favorite for summer knits. Try out the new Cotton True Sport  by Fibra Natura ...
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Cotton True Sport, in a knitted lace in ripple pattern

Making multiple increases in knitted lace

Yesterday I wrote about how well this week's yarn Fibra Natura's Cotton True Sport, a lovely, soft, Pima cotton yarn stands ...
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This sample shows left leaning and right leaning decreases as well as a few double decreases.

3 ways to knitting decreases

This week we'll be spending a lot of time looking at ripple stitch patterns. There's always a lot of increasing ...
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Cotton True Sport

Painless knitting with the very soft Cotton True Sport yarn

I have had the chance for the past month to knit with Cotton True Sport yarn by Fibra Natura. And ...
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3 color stranded-knitting swatch

8 strategies to knit fair isle better

Knitting with Italian DK weight superwash merino called Dona by Fibra Natura, this week has been a great experience. I ...
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Using bobbins for fair isle knitting

Yarn bobbins make color work easier

I love bobbins. Any shape, any size, any color, made of any material. I even use gift cards that have ...
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Duplicate stitch on stripes using Dona yarn of Universal Yarns

Duplicate stitches add interest to your knitting

Today we continue to explore ways to play with color to spruce up your knitting, using the very soft and ...
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Intarsia Knitting

3 fixes for knitting intarsia

Lots of knitters avoid intarsia designs because they haven't been successful in the past, or they just imagine that it's ...
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Dona DK superwash merino by Fibra Natura

Finding an alternative to acrylic yarn for washable apparel

Depending on your first experiences in knitting, on who taught you, on your taste, on your budget, and on a ...
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Yarn Sheaves Stitch Pattern

How to knit wrapped stitches

This little jacket features a cute wrapped stitch pattern, and the Bamboo Pop yarn I used to make the jacket ...
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Baby jacket knit with Bamboo Pop

3 projects I would knit with Bamboo Pop yarn

Project 1 The first item I would knit with Universal Yarn's Bamboo Pop would be a market bag or a ...
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Full length of color pattern repeat

3 techniques for knitting with variegated yarn

Bamboo Pop Yarn comes in variegated colorways. Many people fall in love with multi-colored or variegated yarns when they see ...
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Washed and unwashed Bamboo Pop

3 ways washing your knitting affects your gauge

In the picture below, the 10 stitches to the right are part of a washed swatch and the 10 stitches ...
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