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The gentle shading of Unity Beyond creates horizontal stripes that are softer and more flattering to the figure than sharp color changes.

Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt – part 2

This week we've been looking at knitting with Unity and Unity Beyond yarns by Fibra Natura. Today I'm sharing the ...
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Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt - part 1

Knitting a shrug-yoke top-down seamless tee shirt – part 1

Maybe you've never heard of a shrug-yoke sweater construction. I'm not sure I've heard the name before, but I haven't ...
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The aptly named "Flying V" shawl uses a starker contrasting solid Unity yarn to highlight the lace motif that break up the multi-colored tones of Unity Beyond.

Unimaginable drape and comfort in knit designs made with Unity yarn

Yesterday and the day before we looked at the structure and fiber content of Unity and Unity Beyond by Fibra ...
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The wool content of Unity and Unity Beyond helps with blocking. The finished piece can be stretched out to highlight lace or to modify row gauge and the wool content is sufficient to give the yarn "memory."

36% wool, 28% cotton, 18% linen and 18% bamboo, what yarn is this?

This week we're looking at Fibra Natura's Unity and Unity Beyond. Today I'll explore the fiber characteristics of this yarn ...
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The subtle bouclé texture and the moderate thick and thin twist of Unity result in textured knits that have a lot of body and visual depth.

Unraveling Unity and Unity Beyond: what makes this yarn unique?

This week, I'm excited to share my knitting experiences with Unity and Unity Beyond, an amazing blend of natural fibers ...
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Mattress stitch is worked by laying the project pieces side-by-side and picking up the "bumps" from each piece in an alternating fashion.

How to write patterns for beginner knitters

This week, I've been blogging about Papyrus, a soft, summery cotton and silk yarn by Fibra Natura. On Monday, I ...
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This tunic will fit a size 2 toddler. The pattern has been written for 12-18 months, size 2, and size 4.

What designers consider when writing a knitting pattern

Have you ever worked on a pattern and wondered what the designer was thinking when they created the design? Stay ...
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How pretty is this? There are enough colors of Papyrus to do this in blues, or even in the colors in the child's tunic to come later in the week!

Summery patterns for Papyrus, a summery yarn

This week we're learning about Papyrus, a yarn made with strands of cotton and silk, twisted together, then twisted together ...
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This photo is so close, you can check my gauge for me! The only thing is that the curve of the photo lens on the iPad makes it appear as though the ruler extends a little beyond the first and last stitch of the 0 and 4" markings.

Make knitted swatches do dual duty

This week, we're exploring the qualities of Papyrus, a soft yarn made of strands of softly spun, lofty cotton bound ...
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A decorative box in cream and gold is the perfect work box for Papyrus' luxurious softness!

Papyrus – cottony soft knitting!

Papyrus, the yarn for this week's assignment, came at the same time as the Radiant Cotton I reviewed back in ...
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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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A six-point start ends up as a 12 point snowflake using yarn-over eyelets to create the lacy motif.

Knitting a flat circle in the round becomes a crumb catcher

I hope you found some leftover Radiant Cotton yarn to try the double knitting technique in my tutorial from yesterday's ...
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Coasting right into double knitting

Coasting right into double knitting

This week I'm already getting ready for the holidays at the end of this year by knitting small quick projects ...
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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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