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Aunt Lydia's Metallic 10  goes to a wedding

Aunt Lydia’s Metallic 10 goes to a wedding

This series of posts has been about Aunt Lydia Classic 10 crochet thread. Red Heart also makes Aunt Lydia's Metallic ...
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Aunt Lydia’s lace knitting secret

Aunt Lydia’s lace knitting secret

I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but Aunt Lydia is a bit of a blockhead. I suppose I am, too ...
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Knitting samples with Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 crochet thread

Knitting samples with Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 crochet thread

We’re back with our dear old Aunt, Aunt Lydia and her Classic 10 crochet thread. In this post, sampling is ...
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3 differences between knitting yarn and crochet thread

3 differences between knitting yarn and crochet thread

In my last post, I introduced you to Aunt Lydia's Classic 10 crochet thread, and talked about how knitting with ...
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Knitting with DOA (dear old aunt) Aunt Lydia's Classic 10 crochet thread

Knitting with DOA (dear old aunt) Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 crochet thread

Aunt Lydia's been around for donkey’s years, as my beloved, late mother-in-law would say. She's visited many houses over a ...
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A skinny scarf in pale grey Cotton Gold with a long, thin blue stripe along one side of a very elongated triangle that has slots down the short side. The scarf is looped around the neck and the long, skinny end is threaded through the loops to create a graceful cowl.

Creating knitted accents with Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn

In our last chapter of our work with Universal Yarn Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn, we're looking at using it as ...
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A photo of a swatch of Cotton Gold, with (from top) reverse stocking stitch, stocking stitch, and garter stitch.

Knitting Rozetti Cotton Gold with another yarn

In this series of posts, we're testing Universal Yarn's Rozetti Cotton Gold, a fine yarn with sequins (or payettes) spaced ...
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a knitted swatch using Rozetting Cotton Gold Yarn and a ruler to measure the knitted stitches

Knit a benchmark sample using Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn

This week we're making discoveries with Universal Yarn's Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn. Now that we have examined the structure of ...
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A photo of a ripple shawl with oatmeal, orange, and brown with a sample made in oatmeal, purple, and thin gold stripes beside it

4 steps to the art of swatching and sampling yarn

This week, I was supplied with a healthy quantity of Rozetti Cotton Gold, a sparkly novelty yarn with evenly spaced ...
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A ball of off-white Cotton Gold with a strand coiled in front. The light bouncing off the yarn produces a light ring around the base of the ball. In the foreground is a strand of the yarn showing the spacing of the sequins and the glitter strand wrapped around 3 cotton plies.

Knitting with Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn

When I was a young girl, I followed in my mother’s footsteps and had several penpals. It was an exciting ...
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Ring bearer pillow for weddings made with a lace motif on a knitted swatch with 2 ribbons on it using Universal's Flax Lace yarn in mineral

Flax Lace Yarn makes this exquisite knitted lace stole perfect for weddings

Oh, darn. It’s the end of our week with Fibra Natura’s Flax Lace yarn. I’ve had SUCH a good time, ...
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3" of knitting, packed onto a circular needle, causing ripples that look like a crest on a wave!

The math behind customizing a knitted lace stole

Our week with Fibra Natura’s Flax Lace yarn continues today with how to select a finished size for a stole ...
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This is a wedding shawl I made in 2007 for a bride who was having a destination wedding, blocked out on a sheet and pinned to the broadloom below it. There's a blue crystal heart bead on each tip of the shawl.

Best reference for blocking your knits

One of the most effective ways to enhance lace knitting (or knitted lace) is to block it. This week, we're ...
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Four skeins of Flax Lace on a brown tablecloth. One of the skeins has been wound into a cake.

Bride’s handkerchief, aka tension swatch for a luxurious flax lace yarn

Yesterday, we explored the various qualities of linen yarns in celebration of our week with Fibra Natura’s Flax Lace yarn ...
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A close up of several skeins of Mineral Flax Lace, with a wound "cake" of yarn on top

The incomparable sheen of Fibra Natura’s Flax Lace yarn – yum!

Summer is coming! Time to knit with those lovely, light, plant fibers! This week we get to play with Fibra ...
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I can SO imagine this poncho done with Rosa where the Latte is in the photo, Caffe where the Pietro is (upper left in the photo) and the Melanzana down the right side!

Vera yarn – a happy ending to An Italian Story

In yesterday's post, I looked at Ombra, a self-striping yarn from An Italian Story premium yarn collection. Well, this is ...
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The top of the River Rib Toque knit up in Sorbetto colorway

The River Rib Toque in Ombra yarn

Yesterday I talked about Luce yarn and how soft and luxurious it is. The next chapter in my week-long review of ...
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I took this project with me on my recent trip to Australia and New Zealand. It drew several conversations, and I was able to knit about 50” [125cm] while waiting in airports and riding in coaches.

Luce yarn from Red Heart – An Italian Story continues

Yesterday I reviewed Ora, a bulky weight yarn from Red Heart An Italian Story. In this post, I'm continuing An ...
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My swatch using Ora yarn from Red Heart An Italian Story premium line

Ora – An Italian Story in a bulky knit

Ciao, Bellas! Benvenute! Welcome to An Italian Story, courtesy of Red Heart yarn. We begin our story with Ora, a ...
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Some of the bright and happy colorways of Red Heart Chic Sheep

Colorful Chic Sheep – pure wool, pure knitting fun

There's a lot of ground to cover in this series of posts! For the next five days, I'll be reviewing ...
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