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Knitting on the edge, the lace edge

The Soothing Shawl is a roller coaster from beginning to end. Yesterday I talked about the seed stitch body, but ...
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The best part about the Soothing Shawl pattern? The body is completely reversible, this is actually the wrong side.

A soothing yarn makes a soothing shawl

Knitting the Soothing Shawl pattern is a great follow up to what I talked yesterday about Uptown Worsted Tapestry see this yarn review ...
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Uptown Worsted Tapestry in the color Midnight Blues, a personal favorite. This one looks like it straight-up self stripes!

New! Uptown Worsted Tapestry: plush and no pilling

Yesterday we talked about knitting the Overcast Cap with Uptown Worsted Mist. It’s a lovely pattern that shows off the ...
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A close up shot so you can see all the little purl ditches. This makes the whole hat ribbed and easy to fit different sized noggins.

Knitting a hat with cables without crossing cables, what?

Yesterday I did a brief overview of Uptown Worsted Mist, a new yarn from the Uptown Worsted family, I was ...
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Uptown Worsted Mist in the color Lavender

Uptown Worsted Mist, an anti-pilling acrylic yarn

Welcome! This week I’m looking at two yarns, the first is Uptown Worsted Mist. A variegated yarn that will add ...
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The verdant colorway in a verdant setting. The neckband of the scarf has been twisted to show both sides of the Seaweed pattern. The panel on the left looks like seaweed flowing under water!

Knitting pattern for Major seafarer’s scarf

I've been reviewing Major yarn in this series of posts. Major is a bulky, 100% acrylic yarn that is soft ...
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The verdant colorway of Major sets the scene for a handsome scarf.

Seafarer’s scarf construction tips and Major yarn

There's no rank of Major in the Navy, but that doesn't mean a Major can't go to sea! This week, ...
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The finished size of this prototype blanket is 26" [66cm] wide x 16" [40cm] long. If I'd had another ball of Major, I could have made it long enough to work for a baby stroller or car seat blanket.

Major tips for working with a variegated yarn and a bonus pattern

Welcome back to our week with Major, a bulky, acrylic yarn. On Monday, we looked at the construction of this ...
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Major comes in 35 colorways. This one is called Firecracker.

Major – washability, wearability, and affordability

I'm not a yarn snob. I believe that every yarn has its place within the realms of knitters and knitted ...
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Five of Major's 35 colorways. From top to bottom, Crimson, Stonewall, Firecracker, Verdant and Honeydew.

Oh, Major, how shall I describe thee?

This week at KNITmuch, we’re playing – yes, I said playing – with Major, a bulky, 100% acrylic yarn. Major is a ...
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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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Bella Chenille in garter stitch rows, has a rippled horizontal ridge look to it, but a wider space between them than in reverse stockinette.

How Bella Chenille enhances basic knit stitches differently than most yarns

This week I'm reviewing Bella Chenille yarns. Yesterday I looked at the anatomy of this yarn and its colorways. Today ...
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Bella Chenille Multi features a predominant color and two or three complementary colors in dots along the length of the yarn.

Bella Chenille, a soft and versatile polyester yarn

I'd like to introduce you to Bella Chenille Multi, one of the softest baby yarns I've ever had on my ...
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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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The bamboo rayon in this yarn traps the light, giving the stitches a crisp sheen, and great definition.

Bamboo Pop Dots, the benefits of rayon in summer yarns

Rayon from bamboo trees is one of my favorite fibers with which to knit. In my wardrobe, I have one ...
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