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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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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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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 Yarn. 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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An orange jack-o-lantern bag with a plastic lining sitting on a table with a dark backdrop.

Be Hallowe’en ready with our knitted trick-or-treat bag

In yesterday's post we began to knit a trick-or-treat bag using Red Heart's Chunky Soft and Reflective yarns. Now that ...
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An orange knitted bag with a jack-o-lantern face and handle made in black, hanging from a hook.

A spider web base for a knitted trick or treat bag

The last two days' posts have been devoted to learning cast ons for circular knitting and different ways of forming ...
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A mint colored circle knitted from the center out, made with yarn over increases at the beginning of each of the 8 repeats which makes right-leaning spirals appear.

3 formations for knitted circles

Our journey this week is a knitted trick-or-treat bag using Red Heart Reflective yarn to keep your ghosts and goblins ...
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Two balls of orange reflective yarn with a ball of black yarn in the background

3 cast ons for knitted circles

Yesterday we explored the qualities and project possibilities of Red Heart's Reflective yarn. Today, we're going to work toward our ...
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