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Why it’s good to knit with Uptown DK anti pilling acrylic yarn

by Cynthia MacDougall

I’m not a yarn snob. A yarn snob is defined as someone who will not knit with inexpensive yarn, and worse, someone who looks down on people who do.

Perhaps it’s the humanitarian nature of the Aquarian in me, but I firmly believe that every yarn has a place and time.

Inexpensive acrylic yarns are so useful! They make great baby items because new mommy doesn’t have to give them special care. The colors are bright and bold, so they make beautiful knits for household items like afghans, baby blankets, and cushions. And they’re hard-wearing, making them useful for seasonal items that might even spend some time outdoors. Such is the case for my Canadian Flag design.

In this series of posts, I’m reviewing Universal Yarn Uptown DK Anti Pilling Acrylic yarn. Anti Pilling, you say? I want an afghan made out of that! Yes. Yes, you do.

This is Root, just one of the available 55 colors for Uptown DK, a soft, anti-pilling acrylic yarn.

Uptown DK is 100% acrylic, double knitting yarn that works to a standard double knitting tension of 22 sts to 4” [10cm].

Uptown DK is soft. If you don’t pick up on that when you pick up a ball of yarn, you will figure it out by the time you’ve cast on 20 stitches.

The focus for this week is on wreaths. I’ve created a design for this blog series that will be incorporated into a Christmas knits collection with a second wreath and several types of embellishments.

For the next post, you’ll need a 12″ [30cm] styrofoam wreath form like the one pictured below.

Join me tomorrow, the knitting fun continues!

This styrofoam wreath foam and the ball of Uptown DK in Root colorway pictured above will make the base for a beautiful holiday project.

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Uptown DK and the knitted Double Braid Cable Wreath


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