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It only took 3/4 of each ball of Bella Chenille to make a size 9 months baby sweater combining a solid blue and a speckled denim colorway.

Top-down baby sweater in Bella Chenille Multi and Solids

This week, we've been trying our hand at knitting with Bella Chenille Multi and Solids. Yesterday, I shared a mitered ...
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The reverse side without the bobbles highlights the edges of each block where the stitches are picked up. A lovely braid-like border separates each block.

Backwards purling to knit bobbles without all the bother

This week I’ve been looking at knitting with Bella Chenille multis and solids. Yesterday, I shared several free baby blanket ...
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Easy to knit beanie and raglan sweater in the Denim colorway of Bella Chenille Multi

5 baby gifts to knit up in a few days with chunky Bella Chenille yarn

This week I'm looking at Bella Chenille yarn and what it's like to knit with it. Yesterday I showed you ...
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The product photo from the Red Heart pattern

Knitting snowflakes into a hat

Yesterday we talked about stitch definition, it's only fitting then, to talk about color-work. The Snow Speckled Hat pattern by ...
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Both honeycomb and pearl brioche stitch patterns look like smocked fabric to me, so this led to a little experiment.

Brioche stitches and bamboo yarn, a mutually beneficial blend!

This week, we've been knitting with and talking about Bamboo Pop Dots. I think it's a great yarn to work ...
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One skein of Bamboo Pop Dots makes this Soothing Blankie that can be machine washed and dried. If you make 2, you'll have one for wash day!

Knitting a modern baby blanket with Bamboo Pop Dots

Many knitters shy away from lacy baby knits because they are worried about little toes and fingers getting caught, or ...
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The bamboo fibers in this yarn make the textures truly pop, but the speckles are infrequently placed so they don't deter from either the lace or the twists.

Using speckled yarn for accents and for larger knits

Speckled or splattered yarns give a lot of character and depth to knits in much the same way tweeds and ...
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Two summer tops that knitters have worked up with Bamboo Pop yarn: Rondeur and Palmer

Sleuthing for knitting patterns you can make with Bamboo Pop Dots

There are a lot of search engines to find knitting patterns, but today I want to show you a feature ...
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He doesn't look like he is jonesing for a pompom does he?

The anatomy of a pompom

The Road to Success Chic Hat we talked about yesterday happens to have a pompom on the top. There are ...
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The Road to Success Chic Hat is the perfect spring fashion item!

Knitting the Road to Success Chic Hat

Talking of blocking yesterday made me think of things that are more difficult to block, hats, for example, need to ...
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This is the corner of the shawl after unpinning. No curling, no rolling, a perfect pointed corner. Look at those eyelets! They're much bigger and more noticeable.

Steam blocking a shawl knitted with Chic Sheep goes from good to great!

When I blocked the Simple Lace Triangle Shawl we talked about yesterday, it went from this curly crumpled triangular-ish shaped ...
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The knitted and blocked garment. Look at how beautiful those eyelets turned out.

A simple lace triangle shawl is luxurious knitted with Chic Sheep yarn

Yesterday we went over the general benefits of Chic Sheep, and today I'll talk about what I ended up knitting ...
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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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After blocking, the edges settle down to their true W-ripple and the motifs are crisp and neat.

Bunny Ear decreases make this stitch pattern best for knitted baby blankie

This week, we've been putting Uptown DK Magix yarn through its paces. Yesterday, we looked at the anatomy of a ...
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Uptown DK Magix, makes a colorful, warm and soft, and fun-to-wear hat with a beret-style shape.

The anatomy of a knitted beret for baby

Yesterday, we looked at several free patterns to knit with Uptown DK Magix. Today, I'd like to share a recipe ...
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Combine a solid Uptown DK yarn with one of the Uptown DK Magix colorways for a vibrant look!

Easy patterns to knit with Uptown DK Magix

Now that I've described the anatomy of Uptown DK Magix and looked at its resilience in the laundry, and studied ...
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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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