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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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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 swatch for the scarf pattern and the ball of Amphora in Caspian. This color is my absolute favorite, beautiful teals are hard to find!

Knit the Victory Hat pattern and modify it for a matching scarf

The Victory Hat is a lovely free pattern on Universal Yarns website. It was actually written for Amphora yarn so ...
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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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Alpaca and mohair fibers create a glowing halo in the Grape Attack colorway of Revolutions yarn.

4 tips for knitting with fuzzy yarn

This week's yarn is colorful, fuzzy Revolutions by Universal Yarn. Yesterday, we looked at all of the 8 colorways available for this ...
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The autumnal hues of the Port colorway of Revolutions is the perfect yarn to complement a wardrobe full of earth tones.

Revolutions, a yarn that fades one gorgeous color into another

This week I'm knitting with a fuzzy yarn from Universal Yarn called Revolutions. It’s a bulky weight yarn that consists of ...
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Softness both in its texture and in its gradual color transitions makes Revolutions one of the most delectable yarns on the market this winter.

Revolutions: A trendy gradient yarn meets luxurious winter coziness

This week we'll be exploring the luscious softness and delicate gradations of color in a new-to-the-market cozy gradient yarn called ...
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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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The top sample was knit by "throwing" and the bottom one by "picking"/ Continental style. While the stitches didn't straighten right up, the difference in the angle of the stitches is visible in the bottom sample.

What to do when your yarn goes askew

This week we're reviewing Alpaculence, a singles yarn made by Rozetti Yarns. Monday we learned that the yarn I'm sampling ...
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My Alpaculence skewed! Oh no! Why did this happen? How can I fix it? Read Cynthia's blog post to learn how.

Knitting with single ply yarn: sometimes it comes down to balance

Yesterday, I introduced the new Alpaculence, an acrylic/ wool/ alpaca/ glitter blend yarn by Rozetti Yarns. Having evaluated the qualities and ...
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Rozetti Alpaculence is a soft acrylic, wool, alpaca, and glitter yarn with long stretches of color at a time.

Evaluating the very NEW Alpaculence yarn by Rozetti Yarns

It's always fun to get to play with the newest yarn on the market. Alpaculence, by Rozetti Yarns is SO ...
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Paired decreases flank each eyelash stitch, pulling the fabric into a chevron pattern. With its sudden burst of increases, the eyelash stitch returns the stitch count to the original.

Eyes will turn to gaze at your chevron knits with this stitch pattern

This week we're looking at a lovely, colorful singles yarn called Classic Shades Frenzy by Universal Yarn. Yesterday we looked ...
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