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On a narrow swatch the color bands of Stravinsky are quite wide

Knit fast and easy projects with Classic Shades Big Time

Continuing our "work" with the Classic Shades yarn family, today we play with Classic Shades Big Time, a bulky yarn that's ...
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4 different swatches of Classic Shades yarn showing different patterns in the way the repeats are spaced

What can you knit with long-repeat multicolored yarn?

So many different multicolored yarns are available in shops and from online stores these days. There are speckled, dip-dyed, kettle ...
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1 year-old wearing a top-down hand-knit cardigan in Classic Shades Metallic

Knitting a top-down children’s cardigan

This week I'm working with the Classic Shades family of yarns from Universal Yarns. Yesterday we looked at the details ...
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Close up of the Umbrella colorway showing the glitter and halo.

Knitting with Classic Shades Metallic

While many of us have had a hot dry summer and cotton knits or socks and washcloths have been all ...
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Eyelet Lace knit with 2 different needle sizes

Design your own knitted lace tank top

Do you ever go through your yarn stash and find a lovely summer yarn you were going to knit and ...
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Knit picot edging

Adding a picot edging to a lace stole or shawl

There are many different edgings that designers can add to their knit lace shawls or stoles. In today's post, we'll explore 2 ...
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Pictures from "A Universe of Snowflakes"

4 cast ons for knitting circular lace

This week, as we explore the beautiful projects that you can knit using Universe, a lovely linen-cotton yarn by Universal ...
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A close up of my best bind-off for cotton or linen yarn

Best bind-off for cotton yarn

This week, I'm exploring the yarn of the week, Universe, by Universal Yarns, and what is the best bind-off or ...
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Universe linen-blend yarn by Universal Yarns

Knitting with Universe an elegant spring-summer yarn

This week I have the opportunity to knit with Universe, a lovely, elegant light linen yarn by Universal Yarns, designed ...
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