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Bamboo Pop in the color Royal worked with a Waffle stitch

The Waffle Stitch using Bamboo Pop yarn

Since the Clematis Cowl stitch worked out so well decided to try out other stitches. Bamboo Pop really is the ...
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The Clematis Cowl knit in Bamboo Pop

Bamboo Pop makes twisting eyelets lace pattern shine

Bamboo Pop has been featured on KNITmuch before, Charles gave a very thorough overview of this yarn in Knitting with ...
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All my knitted results for my week of knitting with Finn - remember, this photo shows the full ball of purple I used - the butterfly is the leftover! Now, I’ll finish knitting the thumb while I drink that coffee from my “Create” mug. Create, indeed!

Mittens and fingerless mitts from Finn

As our exploration of Finn comes to a close, I plan to expand on our theme from yesterday's post where ...
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The colors for our Fair Isle gloves: l-r, Jam, Rainforest, Woodstar, Rose Quartz, and Hyacinth.

Fair Isle gloves made of Finn yarn

Today is goal day! Our experiments with Finn are finally over, and I'm ready to begin our gloves. I'm working ...
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Decisions, decisions! On the left is the first sample, most of which was ultimately used in my pattern. In the middle sample, I tried two patterns for the palm, and even adjusted the top pattern along the way. On the right sample, I tried the zigzag pattern from the second sample with the motif from the first sample.

Swatching for Fair Isle gloves with Finn

Today is the most fun I've had all week with Finn. Finn is a 50% acrylic, 25% merino wool and ...
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Post steam blocking! It looks so much better!! You can now see the pattern and all the hard work from knitting and purling this lovely pattern.

It’s not a wrap until it’s been blocked

Yesterday we talked about the Squared Off Shawl pattern. Knitting with lace is interesting because it’s a type of knitting ...
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Switching from one needle to the other. The original needles are a red color while the larger cable needles are a green color. You can knit one right over to the other.

Knitting with Magic Loop

When we talked about the Snow Speckled Hat yesterday, it made me think about how we knit hats. Getting down ...
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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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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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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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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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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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This swatch of Toy Box Hula Hoop was knit on size US 11 [8mm] needles.

Using a swatch to practice weaving in ends with a crochet hook

I know that those of us who do swatch do so because we want our finished items to knit to ...
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Yummy tweed yarn

Knitting a versatile gift bag using leftover yarn

This week, we've been looking at ways to use up leftover yarn to make items for the 2018 holidays, and ...
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This little pine cone would be a lovely addition to any outdoorsy themed Christmas tree.

Using hyperbolic theory to knit a holiday ornament

I can't get around a math book without a calculator, and calculus was a real challenge for me, but I ...
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Classic Shades Frenzy

How to knit and finish sturdy gift boxes

Continuing with this week's theme of knitting for the 2018 holidays with scrap yarn, I'll show you how to knit ...
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