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Major is a soft, colorful bulky yarn that knits up into warm winter items with ease and speed.

Knitting with Major by Universal Yarn

Welcome back! This week we're looking at the qualities of Major, a soft, bulky yarn by Universal Yarn and its ...
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Paired decreases in each corner bring your stitches from the outside of the square into the center. The rate of decrease is different for each row, so follow the pattern step by step to avoid getting a ruffled block.

This portable knitting project starts with a square, ends with a blanket

This week we’ve been looking at 4 fabulous new colorways in Classic Shades Frenzy by Universal yarn. If you look ...
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Paired decreases flank each eyelash stitch, pulling the fabric into a chevron pattern. With its sudden burst of increases, the eyelash stitch returns the stitch count to the original.

Eyes will turn to gaze at your chevron knits with this stitch pattern

This week we're looking at a lovely, colorful singles yarn called Classic Shades Frenzy by Universal Yarn. Yesterday we looked ...
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Turn heads with this feminine vest in any of Classic Shades Frenzy's 14 colorways.

Free pattern roundup for Classic Shades Frenzy yarn

One of my favorite Classic Shades yarns, Frenzy, has new colorways, check out Monday's post for the details. The sturdy ...
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Sturdy single-ply yarn that results from pencil roving.

Don’t get unspun by single-ply yarns!

This week we're looking at Classic Shades Frenzy by Universal Yarn. It’s a single ply yarn that has a marled ...
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Gradients provide beautiful color transitions and a marled twist that incorporates different colors of the fibers gives your knitted fabric a delightful tweedy appearance.

Revive your knitting with marled gradient yarns!

This week, we’ll be exploring Classic Shades Frenzy by Universal Yarn. This soft bulky yarn is full of color and ...
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Bella Cash stays soft and pliable even in twisted ribbing

Bella Cash yarn makes knit textures sing!

This week we’ve looked at the virtues and beauty of Bella Cash yarn and different ways to knit it enhances ...
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The contrast between the light and dark colors creates a stacked bead motif or a honeycomb look on the "wrong" side of the work. There's no reason you couldn't make it the "right" side!

What happens when you knit in the stitch below?

This week I’m determined to find a multicolor technique to use with Bella Cash, our star yarn this week. Knitting ...
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Is Charles Voth biting off too much with Brioche stitch? Learn from his adventure with Bella Cash yarn.

What I learned about Brioche knitting

This week, I'm knitting swatches with Bella Cash yarn. I'm learning so much about different techniques, one of them being Brioche ...
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This free zig-zag lace hat pattern out of Bella Cash is completely reversible.

3 things to consider when substituting yarns

Yarn substitution is a bit of a fine art. Today we’ll look at how best to substitute yarn so that ...
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Bella Cash is a cashmere blend that knits up lavishly but at a pocketbook-friendly price.

Bella Cash-merely affordable luxury yarn

This week, I have the pleasure, and believe me, it’s definitely a pleasure, to knit with Bella Cash by Universal ...
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swatch of dropped stitch lace draped over a bottle. Using Prose sock yarn in 'Menswear' colorway

What does dropped stitch lace look like?

This week I've been writing about knitting socks and dropped stitch lace using Wisdom Yarn's Prose. Today I'll reveal what the ...
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What looks like regular stockinette stitch actually contains sections of stitches that are waiting in line to be dropped! But fear not! The whole piece will not unravel.

How dropped stitches create a knitted lace pattern – surprisingly beautiful

This week I'm knitting with Wisdom Yarn’s Prose Sock Yarn, but I’m leaving yesterday's socks behind to explore knitting dropped ...
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3 of the colors in the stripe sequence are missing because of the heel. There is a solution to this though, winding off a small amount of the same colors that would appear in the heel and use them to knit the heel so that when you resume the rest of the stitches, you still have those colors of stripes on stand-by.

Things I will and won’t do again in cuff-down knitted socks…

This week, I’m knitting cuff-down socks with Wisdom Yarns' Prose. Yesterday I summed up 7 great sites with lots of ...
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close up of cuff-down sock worked in a Prose yarn with stripes in off white, grey, medium brown-grey, charcoal and orange.

7 go-to recipes for successful toe-up socks

This week we're knitting with Prose by Wisdom Yarns. Yesterday, I delved into Prose's colorways, structure, and characteristics. Today we'll ...
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Prose sock yarn, in this fun colorway called vegetate. reminds me of a backyard garden at fall harvest. There's eggplant, red cabbage, squash, sunflowers, pumpkin, and sage leaves.

Knitting with Prose self-striping sock yarn

This week I'll be knitting with Prose Sock Yarn. It's a superwash wool yarn that is produced by Wisdom Yarns ...
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This swatch gave me practice with paired increases made with yarn-overs and twisted stitches. Both techniques improved with this swatch.

2 things I learned from my knitted swatch other than gauge

This week I'm knitting with Sweet Roll by Premier Yarns. Yesterday, I explored making gradients with this self-striping yarn, and ...
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My not-so-hot attempt at a mitered square blanket blending my own gradients. The gradients are fine, the "square"? Not so much.

Knitting gradients with self-striping yarn

Self-striping yarn became popular with the quick growth, almost a movement, in sock knitting. Gradient yarns have become popular with ...
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Looking at the scarf at a 30 degree angle makes the Greek Key pattern jump out at you.

Shadow knitting with Sweet Roll Yarn

This week we're knitting with Sweet Roll yarn by Premier Yarns. This long color repeat self-striping yarn is ideal for ...
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Purl rows and knit rows with this Punch Pop colorway of Sweet Roll make the mystery project that will be revealed tomorrow.

3 patterns to knit with self-striping worsted weight yarn

This week we are knitting the lovely self-striping worsted weight yarn called Sweet Roll by Premier Yarns. Yesterday, we took ...
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