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A skinny scarf in pale grey Cotton Gold with a long, thin blue stripe along one side of a very elongated triangle that has slots down the short side. The scarf is looped around the neck and the long, skinny end is threaded through the loops to create a graceful cowl.

Creating knitted accents with Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn

In our last chapter of our work with Universal Yarn Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn, we're looking at using it as ...
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A photo of a swatch of Cotton Gold, with (from top) reverse stocking stitch, stocking stitch, and garter stitch.

Knitting Rozetti Cotton Gold with another yarn

In this series of posts, we're testing Universal Yarn's Rozetti Cotton Gold, a fine yarn with sequins (or payettes) spaced ...
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a knitted swatch using Rozetting Cotton Gold Yarn and a ruler to measure the knitted stitches

Knit a benchmark sample using Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn

This week we're making discoveries with Universal Yarn's Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn. Now that we have examined the structure of ...
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A photo of a ripple shawl with oatmeal, orange, and brown with a sample made in oatmeal, purple, and thin gold stripes beside it

4 steps to the art of swatching and sampling yarn

This week, I was supplied with a healthy quantity of Rozetti Cotton Gold, a sparkly novelty yarn with evenly spaced ...
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A ball of off-white Cotton Gold with a strand coiled in front. The light bouncing off the yarn produces a light ring around the base of the ball. In the foreground is a strand of the yarn showing the spacing of the sequins and the glitter strand wrapped around 3 cotton plies.

Knitting with Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn

When I was a young girl, I followed in my mother’s footsteps and had several penpals. It was an exciting ...
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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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This is a wedding shawl I made in 2007 for a bride who was having a destination wedding, blocked out on a sheet and pinned to the broadloom below it. There's a blue crystal heart bead on each tip of the shawl.

Best reference for blocking your knits

One of the most effective ways to enhance lace knitting (or knitted lace) is to block it. This week, we're ...
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Four skeins of Flax Lace on a brown tablecloth. One of the skeins has been wound into a cake.

Bride’s handkerchief, aka tension swatch for a luxurious flax lace yarn

Yesterday, we explored the various qualities of linen yarns in celebration of our week with Fibra Natura’s Flax Lace yarn ...
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A close up of several skeins of Mineral Flax Lace, with a wound "cake" of yarn on top

The incomparable sheen of Fibra Natura’s Flax Lace yarn – yum!

Summer is coming! Time to knit with those lovely, light, plant fibers! This week we get to play with Fibra ...
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Fern Grotto lace in the color Grape

Effortless Fern Grotto lace swatch knitted in Bamboo Pop

We went deep into the benefits of Bamboo fiber, yesterday, but I’ve got to do one more lace stitch with ...
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Bamboo Pop with lots of swatches to show off the beautiful stitch definition.

Knitting with Bamboo Pop yarn for a friend

Yesterday I went over the Ocean Lace stitch by Melissa Leapman, today I'll talk about Bamboo Pop and for whom ...
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Ocean lace stitch in the color Turquoise. It really reminds me of the ocean!

Bamboo Pop is like finding the perfect frame for a piece of knitted art

Yesterday I went over the waffle stitch and how it’s a more subtle stitch knit up in Bamboo Pop yarn ...
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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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In this, the first of several samples, I'm trying out a motif for the back of the hand, a motif that I can use as a spacer, if I need it. I'm also trying out a pattern for the palm of the hand.

Finn and tension and negative ease

This week I'm knitting with Finn, a sport-weight yarn that has 50% affordable acrylic fiber and 25% each fine merino ...
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Under the LED light from my Sure lamp, the sheen of Finn can be seen.

Knitting with Finn – affordable luxury

Welcome to a week with Finn, a yarn that is 50% practicality and 50% luxury. Finn's practical side is its ...
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