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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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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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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 Yarn 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 Yarn 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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