Apple Oak Fibre Works 2 swatches

Yarn Review Apple Oak Fibre Works

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In contrast to last week’s 25/75 linen/cotton blend, today’s fiber is a 30/70 linen/cotton blend. The two couldn’t be more different! In today’s LinCot review, coarse strands of strong linen engulf puffy thick/ thin roving of cotton. The resulting texture is incredible with bristles and softness at the same time. If you’ve ever thrummed with virgin wool and roving, I suspect the feel is similar. Apple Oak Fibre Works brings Irish naturalism to hand dyed yarn! Wife and hubby team, Jennifer and Tristan, apply botanical dyes to a variety of fibers (animal-based and plant-based) in both roving and yarn (and a few other specialty items).

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Shibui Knits Fern Yarn Review

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The drape of this cotton grows more airy with each needle size. Ideal for summer knitting, especially items that are intended to hang loosely from the body. Knitting a variety of knit and purl combinations in the swatches, when it came time to designing I jumped in with lace, cables, and a fun self-edging… the yarn held up to it all!

Birdies Yarn Bulky Organic Cotton in Koi

Birdies Knits Bulky Weight Yarn Review

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A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. I’m a bulky weight yarn convert! With bulky yarn and “large” needles, I knit a cowl in just a couple of knitting sessions and the headband in just a few hours!! The amazing colors in today’s yarn review are hand dyed by BirdieKnits, a woman with an incredible eye for color and a customer focused business sense. Gauge Summary US 10/ 6mm …

Mora Cast On

Luxury in Fiber

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Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! A luxury fiber like none other! Are you ready to have your fingers and FOs spoiled? Then this is the yarn for you! My Gauge Results Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Mora worked well on a variety of needle sizes! For the particular pattern I designed for the Malabrigo …

swatching Misti Alpaca

Best of Nature Organic Cotton

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Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” on US 7 washed / blocked Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” on US 7 washed / blocked Best of Nature Organic Cotton skein wrapper Best of Nature Organic Cotton skein wrapper Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Swatching Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Swatching Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC02 “Rich Earth” Misti Alpaca BC02 “Rich Earth” Special thanks to my friends at www.loveknitting.com who provided the yarn sample for this blog review. Find your skein here: loveknitting.com. The package arrived beautifully wrapped in an opaque bag, making it like opening a gift!