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All my knitted results for my week of knitting with Finn - remember, this photo shows the full ball of purple I used - the butterfly is the leftover! Now, I’ll finish knitting the thumb while I drink that coffee from my “Create” mug. Create, indeed!

Mittens and fingerless mitts from Finn

As our exploration of Finn comes to a close, I plan to expand on our theme from yesterday's post where ...
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The colors for our Fair Isle gloves: l-r, Jam, Rainforest, Woodstar, Rose Quartz, and Hyacinth.

Fair Isle gloves made of Finn yarn

Today is goal day! Our experiments with Finn are finally over, and I'm ready to begin our gloves. I'm working ...
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Decisions, decisions! On the left is the first sample, most of which was ultimately used in my pattern. In the middle sample, I tried two patterns for the palm, and even adjusted the top pattern along the way. On the right sample, I tried the zigzag pattern from the second sample with the motif from the first sample.

Swatching for Fair Isle gloves with Finn

Today is the most fun I've had all week with Finn. Finn is a 50% acrylic, 25% merino wool and ...
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In this, the first of several samples, I'm trying out a motif for the back of the hand, a motif that I can use as a spacer, if I need it. I'm also trying out a pattern for the palm of the hand.

Finn and tension and negative ease

This week I'm knitting with Finn, a sport-weight yarn that has 50% affordable acrylic fiber and 25% each fine merino ...
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Under the LED light from my Sure lamp, the sheen of Finn can be seen.

Knitting with Finn – affordable luxury

Welcome to a week with Finn, a yarn that is 50% practicality and 50% luxury. Finn's practical side is its ...
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The verdant colorway in a verdant setting. The neckband of the scarf has been twisted to show both sides of the Seaweed pattern. The panel on the left looks like seaweed flowing under water!

Knitting pattern for Major seafarer’s scarf

I've been reviewing Major yarn in this series of posts. Major is a bulky, 100% acrylic yarn that is soft ...
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The verdant colorway of Major sets the scene for a handsome scarf.

Seafarer’s scarf construction tips and Major yarn

There's no rank of Major in the Navy, but that doesn't mean a Major can't go to sea! This week, ...
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The finished size of this prototype blanket is 26" [66cm] wide x 16" [40cm] long. If I'd had another ball of Major, I could have made it long enough to work for a baby stroller or car seat blanket.

Major tips for working with a variegated yarn and a bonus pattern

Welcome back to our week with Major, a bulky, acrylic yarn. On Monday, we looked at the construction of this ...
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Major comes in 35 colorways. This one is called Firecracker.

Major – washability, wearability, and affordability

I'm not a yarn snob. I believe that every yarn has its place within the realms of knitters and knitted ...
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Five of Major's 35 colorways. From top to bottom, Crimson, Stonewall, Firecracker, Verdant and Honeydew.

Oh, Major, how shall I describe thee?

This week at KNITmuch, we’re playing – yes, I said playing – with Major, a bulky, 100% acrylic yarn. Major is a ...
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Mattress stitch is worked by laying the project pieces side-by-side and picking up the "bumps" from each piece in an alternating fashion.

How to write patterns for beginner knitters

This week, I've been blogging about Papyrus, a soft, summery cotton and silk yarn by Fibra Natura. On Monday, I ...
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This tunic will fit a size 2 toddler. The pattern has been written for 12-18 months, size 2, and size 4.

What designers consider when writing a knitting pattern

Have you ever worked on a pattern and wondered what the designer was thinking when they created the design? Stay ...
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How pretty is this? There are enough colors of Papyrus to do this in blues, or even in the colors in the child's tunic to come later in the week!

Summery patterns for Papyrus, a summery yarn

This week we're learning about Papyrus, a yarn made with strands of cotton and silk, twisted together, then twisted together ...
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This photo is so close, you can check my gauge for me! The only thing is that the curve of the photo lens on the iPad makes it appear as though the ruler extends a little beyond the first and last stitch of the 0 and 4" markings.

Make knitted swatches do dual duty

This week, we're exploring the qualities of Papyrus, a soft yarn made of strands of softly spun, lofty cotton bound ...
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A decorative box in cream and gold is the perfect work box for Papyrus' luxurious softness!

Papyrus – cottony soft knitting!

Papyrus, the yarn for this week's assignment, came at the same time as the Radiant Cotton I reviewed back in ...
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The zipper has been opened a little to make it easy to sew along the teeth. When I approach the slider, I will sink the needle, raise the presser foot and close the zipper, then carry on sewing.

Sewing on a zipper and lacing up the edges on a knitted cushion cover

All week I've been working with Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton yarn. As sometimes happens when I get playing, I got carried ...
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Two lovely pieces knit in Radiant Cotton, ready to transform into a pillow cover. Note the smooth color transitions.

Knit and purl stitch patterns make for a radiant cushion cover

Here we are, wrapping another week of blogging in the company of Fibra Natura Radiant Cotton yarn. As I noted earlier ...
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Whether you use these cloths as face cloths or dish cloths, they'll beautify your space.

Chart or text your way to a radiant knitted dishcloth!

In this series of posts, I've been working with Radiant Cotton yarn by Fibra Natura. In Tuesday's post, I described ...
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Two of these knit-and-purl pieces are knit-and-purl designs, and the other one is a rib pattern. Can you identify which is which?

Fun with knits and purls and Radiant Cotton

Apart from lace, one of my favorite knitting techniques is knit-and-purl patterns. Oh, sure, they need some concentration to execute, ...
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A few tools will turn the skeins on the right into knittable cakes of yarn.

How to wind skeins of yarn using a yarn swift and winder

Yesterday I covered the characteristics of Radiant Cotton. This is a double knitting weight luxury cotton yarn by Fibra Natura ...
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