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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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Here are two un-washed swatches of Uptown DK Magix.

This antipilling acrylic yarn gets an ‘A’

One of the best features of Uptown DK Magix is that it's an antipilling acrylic. As we explore this yarn ...
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These teal and red blends are some of my favorite colorways ever.

Knitting with Uptown DK Magix yarn

This week we're looking at a new version of Uptown DK yarn, Uptown DK Magix. This yarn is produced by Universal ...
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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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The finished product of your starting tab should look like this. A little half moon of stitches. One edge is completely flat.

How to knit a shawl starting tab

With all the talk about shawl knitting yesterday, I thought it would be a great time to talk about the ...
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Amphora colors Dusky and Blue Shadow looking cozy for the winter months.

Knitting the Flying V Shawl with Amphora yarn

I hope you tried the colorwork design element idea I shared with you yesterday, making matching hats and cowls can ...
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The finished product from the Templetop Cowl pattern. In the colors Caspian and Lunar.

Taking colorwork design elements from a cowl as a detail for a hat

The Templetop Cowl is another free pattern written for Amphora yarn. If you have read any writing from me before, ...
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The color of Amphora yarn pictured here with wood needles is called Ebony.

The nature and benefits of Amphora yarn

Amphora yarn from Universal Yarns is a deliciously soft and fluffy lightweight yarn. The strands of the yarn are brushed, ...
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The raised ribbing stitch pattern of this poncho ensures that the texture will still stand out from the halo of the yarn.

Revolutions, fade your way through handsome hand knits

This week I'm enjoying the task of reviewing Revolutions by Universal Yarn. In the last couple of posts, I took ...
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True to my predictions, the colors of Revolutions gradually fade from one to the next and are highlighted by the wedges formed with short rows.

Simple arithmetic makes an adventure out of an Asymmetrical Shawl

This week we're looking at Revolutions yarn. This is a gradual gradient fuzzy and chunky yarn that lends itself readily to being ...
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Evenly wound strands several layers deep create the best looking pompoms

A knitted beanie is enhanced by twisting stitches in the ribbing

This week we're looking at Universal Yarns Major. Yesterday, I shared a free beanie hat pattern to knit and today ...
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This hat spirals naturally to a point in a 5-panel twist. The colors in Major yarn enhances this look.

Knitting a beanie using marled yarn and THIS spiral textured shaping

Chunky marled yarn makes colorful, warm, and quick-to-knit accessories. This week we're looking at Major yarn, a great example of marled ...
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These subdued blues and grays will relax anyone who needs a break and a little warmth. Just add a cup of tea and a good book!

4 free patterns to knit with Major yarn

This week we're looking at a soft, quick-to-knit, squishy yarn called Major, by Universal Yarn. Yesterday I shared what happened ...
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The soft drape of this knit fabric is a result of a well-constructed yet soft and squishy yarn.

Should you hand-wash acrylic knits?

This week we continue to look at Major by Universal Yarn. This 100% acrylic yarn can be washed in cool ...
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Major is a soft, colorful bulky yarn that knits up into warm winter items with ease and speed.

Knitting with Major by Universal Yarn

Welcome back! This week we're looking at the qualities of Major, a soft, bulky yarn by Universal Yarn and its ...
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This acrylic toque has a wedge of hot pink where the decreases begin, and the colors start to spiral in the opposite direction to the rest of the hat.

The pros and cons of singles and variegated yarns

All week, I've been working with and reviewing Alpaculence, a singles yarn in a light fingering weight, that has fiber ...
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This was made in Poems sock yarn and it will look FANtastic in Alpaculence!

The pattern hunt for Alpaculence yarn

We're sampling and playing with Alpaculence by Rozetti Yarns this week. If you've been reading along, you'll know that this ...
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