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New! Uptown Worsted Tapestry: plush and no pilling

 

Yesterday we talked about knitting the Overcast Cap with Uptown Worsted Mist. It’s a lovely pattern that shows off the stitches while adding a touch of color to your hat pattern. Today, I’ll go over Uptown Worsted Mist’s new cousin, Uptown Worsted Tapestry.

 

Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Emerald
Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Emerald

 

All of the points covered in the Monday post about Uptown Worsted Mist, are also true of Uptown Worsted Tapestry. It’s the same 100% acrylic anti-pilling base with the same washing instructions.

The difference is in the colors. Where Mist is a single color and white, Tapestry is multiple colors. The variegation within the yarn makes it stripe a bit when you knit with it. I wasn’t expecting the colors to stripe, but to just be a variegation of color everywhere. There’s a definite pattern of striping happening within Uptown Worsted Tapestry.

 

Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Prairie Fields with a swatch so you can see how the colors knit up. It gives the impression of a faux Fair Isle or a self striping motif.
Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Prairie Fields with a swatch so you can see how the colors knit up. It gives the impression of a faux Fair Isle or a self striping motif.

 

Something else Uptown Worsted Mist and Tapestry share is a low price point. At $8 per ball it’s an extremely affordable yarn. If you’re looking for a yarn that would make a great afghan or throw, Uptown Worsted Tapestry is an excellent candidate.

The color within the yarn will make for engaging knitting. That’s always my issue with knitting something as large as a blanket. I lose interest and don’t have the heart to keep going. If you combine a simple stitch with this yarn it will keep you engaged without making it a ‘hard to memorize’ pattern.

 

Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Taupe Tones, which I think goes with my table really well.
Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Taupe Tones, which I think goes with my table really well.

 

I believe either Uptown Worsted Mist or Tapestry would make an exemplary blanket. When I was knitting stockinette stitch, the fabric felt extremely soft AND plush. There’s a fullness to the yarn, as if it has already bloomed and doesn’t need to be blocked at all. Once you block it, the yarn relaxes and your stitches even out, but that fullness remains.

 

Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Midnight Blues, a personal favorite. This one looks like it straight-up self stripes!
Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Midnight Blues, a personal favorite. This one looks like it straight-up self stripes!

 

The Uptown Worsted family is a solid line of yarn and the Mist and Tapestry lines are a great addition to that strong heritage. Tomorrow I’ll go over a pattern knit with Uptown Worsted Tapestry, make sure to come back and see how it turns out.

 

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Knitting a hat with cables without crossing cables, what?

Go to part 4: A soothing yarn makes a soothing shawl

About Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen is founder and creative director of Stitch Please Yarns. She originally got into the fiber arts business writing about knitting at her blog Stitches be Slippin, and now, also writes for KNITmuch.com.

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