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Cotton Supreme swatches

Introducing a soft 100% worsted weight cotton yarn

For the last few weeks I've been swatching and designing with Cotton Supreme, a yarn by Universal Yarn Inc. that's ...
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Bamboo Bloom Cowl

Bamboo Bloom yarn makes knit cowl unique to you

First, I've got to say that I love how these photos turned out. I finally managed to catch the sheen ...
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Avoiding pooling textures with thick and thin yarn

How to avoid pooling in knit fabric

In this swatch I've knit up, you can see that there are no instances of row upon row of the ...
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Purl side stockinette on size 6.5mm needles

3 reasons to use larger needles with thick and thin yarn

As we saw in the last post, knitting thick and thin yarn with smaller needles has certain advantages, and also results ...
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Bamboo Bloom in stockinette stitch on US7 [4.5mm] needles

Exploring gauge with thick and thin yarn

Basically you can knit with thick and thin yarn at any gauge, but you'll need to experiment a little to ...
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Bamboo Bloom yarn

The thick and thin of Bamboo Bloom yarn

A perfect yarn for the in-between seasons of spring and fall, Bamboo Bloom is a lovely textured fiber that lends ...
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Wrong side of wisteria ribbing

Try this ribbing to edge your knitted sweaters

Today we continue our exploration of ways to change a stitch pattern. Yesterday we looked at inserting a column of ...
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Wisteria pattern with inset stitches added

1 essential tip about changing a knitting stitch pattern!

Today we end our travels through making changes to a stitch pattern. We've tried switching out knits for purls and ...
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Wisteria pattern with added stitches

Adding stitches to a knitting stitch pattern

When a stitch pattern seems compact to you, or you don't want an all-over effect, it's a good time to ...
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Right side, version 2 of wisteria stitch pattern

Come over to the purl side!

Today we'll continue our series on how, when, and why to change stitch patterns. We'll continue to use the wisteria ...
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A wisteria vine

When, how, and why change stitch patterns in knitting

Stitch dictionaries abound, and you can always find a new idea for a stitch pattern on Pinterest or with a ...
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Eyelash Stitch

How to knit the eyelash stitch

This week has been all about adding texture to your knits. We’ve explored rosettes, which are petite versions of bobbles ...
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Twisting and crossing stitches to the left.

Don’t get cross! Twist your stitches with panache!

In early lessons, most knitters are shown how to avoid twisting stitches. We work hard at figuring out which is ...
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Three wraps

2 rarely used stitches to spice up your knitting

Okay, so you've used garter stitch a lot and graduated to stockinette, or reverse stockinette, and maybe you've tried combinations ...
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Horizontal Chain created by half-double crochet stitches

Would you bind off in the middle of knitting a row?

For many knitters, binding off, or casting off (as most Commonwealth country knitters call it), is one of the favorite ...
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Yarn over hook

When a bobble isn’t a bobble…

In this mini blog series, I’m excited to be exploring textures in knitting. We will look at a variety of ...
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