It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, Just Breathe in Flax. Having a hard time with these hectic days? Facebook feed full of politics? Us too. But you know what? It’s going to be okay. Here’s what we’re going to do. Take a deep breath, from all the way down in your belly…. then let it out. … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Just Breathe
It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the Cherish Baby Blanket in Uptown DK Colors. We’re in a kid frame of mind today! We recently saw these Blinky Bears knitted by Joan and shared by Yarn Cloud in Virginia. They’re knitted in Uptown Worsted Tapestry (180yds/100g). Joan made a different bear for every grand kid so there wouldn’t … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Cherish Baby Blanket
In case you missed the first few posts in this series on my Flame Lace Top, you can find the warping post here, how to make string heddles here, actually weaving the fabric here, and taking the fabric off the loom here. I’m using Flax as warp, and Whisper Lace with Garden 10 held together as warp. After taking my … Continue reading Ready to Wear
It’s Free Pattern Friday! Today, the crocheted Summer Shawl in Bamboo Pop. This pattern comes to us courtesy of Alice Gossette and Kat Koeller of LYS The Thankful Ewe in New Bremen, Ohio. It’s another example of why you should stop in at your local yarn shop – there are some really great ideas waiting for … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Summer Shawl
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.
Classic Shades is soft and it isn’t shiny like some acrylics. It is a good alternative to some of the expensive yarns I love and it’s more washable which is nice for gifts. I haven’t had any trouble with splitting. I will definitely use it again.
I absolutely love Uptown Worsted. It is wonderful to work with, colors are beautiful (and the neons are just perfectly bright). I am so, so, so pleased with this yarn. It’s such a good squish. And the price is right! Highly recommend this yarn to all.