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I’ll only be working with the 3 skeins on the left this week. The green, blue, and red will be featured in an upcoming issue of A Needle Pulling Thread.

A Radiant (Cotton) knitting experience

We’re in for a treat this week! If you like working with cotton, and you want an affordable, quality cotton, ...
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This acrylic toque has a wedge of hot pink where the decreases begin, and the colors start to spiral in the opposite direction to the rest of the hat.

The pros and cons of singles and variegated yarns

All week, I've been working with and reviewing Alpaculence, a singles yarn in a light fingering weight, that has fiber ...
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This was made in Poems sock yarn and it will look FANtastic in Alpaculence!

The pattern hunt for Alpaculence yarn

We're sampling and playing with Alpaculence by Rozetti Yarns this week. If you've been reading along, you'll know that this ...
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The top sample was knit by "throwing" and the bottom one by "picking"/ Continental style. While the stitches didn't straighten right up, the difference in the angle of the stitches is visible in the bottom sample.

What to do when your yarn goes askew

This week we're reviewing Alpaculence, a singles yarn made by Rozetti Yarns. Monday we learned that the yarn I'm sampling ...
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My Alpaculence skewed! Oh no! Why did this happen? How can I fix it? Read Cynthia's blog post to learn how.

Knitting with single ply yarn: sometimes it comes down to balance

Yesterday, I introduced the new Alpaculence, an acrylic/ wool/ alpaca/ glitter blend yarn by Rozetti Yarns. Having evaluated the qualities and ...
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Rozetti Alpaculence is a soft acrylic, wool, alpaca, and glitter yarn with long stretches of color at a time.

Evaluating the very NEW Alpaculence yarn by Rozetti Yarns

It's always fun to get to play with the newest yarn on the market. Alpaculence, by Rozetti Yarns is SO ...
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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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The two knitted bags, small one on the left and large, blue on on the right, propped up against a gold cloth, with a black fabric bag that has a beaded edge on the flap laying in the foreground

Knit a glamorous evening bag from scrap yarn

This week we've been making projects from yarn scraps from the blogs we did in 2016 with Universal Yarns. I've ...
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A jumble of yarn scraps in a plastic box waiting to be turned into something magical.

2 tips to elevate your scrap yarn project to a professional level

Just because we're working with yarn scraps, there's no reason for our knitting to look amateurish. Today I’m going to ...
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A rather pretty cowl in shades of navy and denim, with a wide "turtle" neck that flares out over the shoulders into 6 points

How to adjust a simple cowl pattern for a different yarn

This week we're having some fun with several of the Universal Yarns that were featured in KNITmuch in 2016. Yesterday's ...
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Two balls of yarn and a skein, with a grey circular needle and a pair of dice on a fall-colored, leafy table runner.

Knit a cowl by chance with Bamboo Bloom yarn

This week we're working with leftovers from Universal Yarn reviews that were done during 2016. Yesterday we took stock of ...
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From top left: Bamboo Bloom in a soft pink colorway, Rozetti Cotton Gold in blue and off-white, a skein of Java (hemp), two skeins of Classic Chunky wool, one in white and one in pewter, Naked Sock in the Ocean colorway, Allegro in bright and deep reds, some DK that's a mystery, two skeins of Classic Shades Metallic in the Festivale colorway, and, in the middle, one ball of DK Tweed in Walnut.

Scrap yarn challenge – can she do knit?

I make no bones about using up all my scraps, and I love a challenge. If you check out the ...
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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's Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn, we're going to look at using ...
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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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