It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Winter Shades Hat and Scarf in Classic Shades Metallic and Uptown Worsted. How’re we doing? Still working through Thanksgiving leftovers? I ask because right beside me, I have a slice of the pumpkin apple bread that has become traditional in our family. Here’s the recipe. It makes two loaves, … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Winter Shades Hat and Scarf
It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, Grandmother’s Log Cabin in Uptown Worsted. After our recent spate of lace, we thought we’d go back to basics… almost. The Log Cabin is a classic design for a reason. It’s great for those who like simplicity in their knitting, and the finished result always looks good. But here, Amy … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Grandmother’s Log Cabin
From time to time, I see a pattern that makes me think, “Man, I wish I’d thought of that!” The Neck’s Big Thing is just such a project. Developed a few years ago by Shelley Brander of Loops Knitting in Tulsa, OK, this scarf transforms just one skein of special yarn into a wearable art piece. Our dear … Continue reading It’s the Neck’s Big Thing!
Buket (pronounced “boo-keht”) is one of my favorite smiling faces to see around the office here at Universal Yarn. She works part time in bookkeeping helping to make sure all of those pesky numbers and inventories make sense. Buket also happens to be a fantastic knitter. I passed her in the hall recently to see … Continue reading IRL – Sail Away with Good Earth
I nervously casted on with Uptown Worsted (first time for a sweater and first experience with this yarn). The price was right for possibly screwing up the sweater or not liking the yarn. I AM SO GLAD I CHOSE THIS YARN. It is exactly what I was looking for - soft, perfect amount of sheen, knits like a dream with just enough slick feeling and steam blocks perfectly.
Bamboo Pop is beautiful, soft, and breathable, with good stitch definition. No spiltting and enough elasticity it was nice to work with.
Uptown Bulky works up beautifully, no splitting, it feels so soft and plush and yet works into a beautiful fabric. I will use this yarn for many projects. Thanks Universal!