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! A luxury fiber like none other! Are you ready to have your fingers and FOs spoiled? Then this is the yarn for you! Brass TacksMora yarn infoWeight: Fingering Texture: Plied Yardage/Meters: 225 yards (205 m) Skein weight: 50grs Gauge: 28-30 sts = 4 inches Recommended needle size: US 1-2 or 2.25-2.75 mm Recommended hook size: US B-1 to D3 or 2,25-3,25 mm Content: Pure Mulberry Silk Cares: Hand wash, cold water. Dry flat.From the Malabrigo website. My Gauge Results Mora worked well on a variety of needle sizes! For the particular pattern I designed for the Malabrigo Quickies …

swatching Misti Alpaca

Best of Nature Organic Cotton

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Today’s yarn review investigates Best of Nature Organic Cotton from Misti Alpaca. This organic pima cotton is grown in Peru and dyed with vegetables and minerals! Gauge:The ball band recommends a US 7/ 4.5mm needle. After swatching using US 6 – US 9, my test swatches confirmed that US 7 is the needle size which best limited the natural stitch shape change that happens on untreated cotton once washed. For me, both unwashed and washed / blocked gauge is 18 sts and 26 rows over 4″/ 10cm, which was the upper end of the ball band range. Additionally all four sample gauge areas resulted in the same stitch and row number. But what made me happiest was the fact the …

The Unique Sheep Organic Cotton Petite DK

Organic Cotton Petite DK Yarn Review

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NEW – you all know that sign when you see it hanging next to beautiful fiber; you drop everything just to dive into the lovely new yarn! Well I had that experience recently thanks to a squishy mail delivery from one of my favorite yarnies, The Unique Sheep. Inside was a sample of their new yarn offering, Organic Cotton Petite DK! And I’m not at all ashamed to confess that after it went through the obligatory wash, I dropped all my WIPs in order to whip out swatches to see what yarn stories Organic Cotton Petite DK was dying to tell. Review – through the fingersOrganic Cotton Petite DK has an airy lofty feel to it. In addition to being …