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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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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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Bamboo Pop yarn

Knitting with bamboo-cotton yarn

When I first heard about bamboo yarn a few years ago, I was really curious what it would be like ...
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Phone cozy

Knit a phone cozy with pizzazz

What could be more fun to knit with some great cotton yarn that's been glitzed up? I thought a phone ...
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Short row tips for mitts or toes

Knitting with space-dyed yarns

I personally am thrilled with the variety of approaches Universal Yarn Inc. took to develop different colorways and dye methods ...
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Slouchy tam

Make a splash with Cotton Supreme Yarn

This is one of the variations on a theme that Universal Yarn Inc. has developed with their soft and light ...
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Easy child's sweater

Knitting for kids with Cotton Supreme yarn

I'm probably dating myself, but do you remember when blue jeans were stitched with this coppery orange thread? Was that ...
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