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IRL – Colorblock Tank

My contribution to the Spring 2013 of knit.wear was the Colorblock Tank knit up in Flax. This is one of those pieces I have just as much fun wearing as I did designing and knitting it. (image courtesy Interweave/Joe Hancock) But more awesome than that are the other versions I’ve seen out there in the world. … Continue reading IRL – Colorblock Tank

Saturday, April 18th @ 12PM

Free Pattern Friday – Color Block Scarves

It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Three Color Scarves in Cotton Supreme DK Seaspray. It’s hard to believe that something so simple can look so stunning.  We use the phrase “let the yarn do the work” a lot, but it’s very applicable here. This is a very basic four row pattern consisting solely of knits, … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Color Block Scarves

Friday, April 17th @ 4PM

rocked knitalong – working into a double yo

As I was knitting along on my Rocked, I was working a lace pattern row with its double yarnovers. When I reached the next (WS) row and was working the [k1, p1] into each double yarnover (yo), it occurred to me that this could make for a good video. When there is a double yo … Continue reading rocked knitalong – working into a double yo

Wednesday, April 15th @ 12PM

Rocked Knitalong – ready, set, cast on!

Are you ready to cast on for your Rocked yet? I have a confession to make – I just couldn’t wait until our official kick-off date and cast on over the weekend. I’ve made it through almost my first ball of Garden 5 and am about 5″ into my piece. But actually I’m more than 5″ … Continue reading Rocked Knitalong – ready, set, cast on!

Monday, April 13th @ 6PM
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Uptown DK is BY FAR my fave acrylic. It’s great for decorative kid items that need to be washable. Easy to knit with, just untwists a little with cast-ons and rip-outs. That’s a nitpicky little thing on such a great yarn at this price point.

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I think Bamboo Pop would be an excellent yarn for a baby blanket. It is very soft, and I think it would show any lace or cable stitches very nicely. The drape is just lovely :)