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Free Pattern Friday – Summer Poncho

It’s Free Pattern Friday!Today, the Summer Poncho in Flax. We’re on the road to Columbus, OH right now for the annual summer National Needlearts Association trade show, but we still had to share this absolute beauty. The Summer Poncho is designed by Susan Whitmore, the owner of Rainy Day Creations yarn shop in Pineville, NC.  To … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Summer Poncho

Friday, May 29th @ 11AM

Free Pattern Friday – Swim Cover

It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Swim Cover in Alana. This is a timely design.  Why?  Take a look. Yep, that’s next week.  Hot.  Hot hot hot.  Hard to believe it’s only May.  So maybe this is a good moment to cast on for something to help you stay cool. Start off this long weekend by … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Swim Cover

Friday, May 22nd @ 2PM

Rocked Knitalong – Button Tab Finishing

Today we’re wrapping up the Rocked knitalong with the final piece of the puzzle, the buttons and button tabs.  Just two simple pieces of knitted stockinette and a couple of buttons take this mesh shirt from “okay” to a really finished looking garment. Although the instructions call for a cast-on of 8 stitches for the button tabs, … Continue reading Rocked Knitalong – Button Tab Finishing

Sunday, May 17th @ 1PM

IRL – Heather’s Hat

We are fully immersed in balmy summertime weather here in North Carolina. I look longingly at my heavy hand-knits every morning, knowing I won’t get to wear them for months. But with high heat also comes air conditioning, and we keep things pretty chilly here in the Universal Yarn office. Many of us keep a lightweight … Continue reading IRL – Heather’s Hat

Saturday, May 16th @ 12PM
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