How A Yarn’s Characteristics Affect Your Knit Fabric

  That beautiful ball of yarn goes through many transformations before you find it in your hands, wanting to turn it into something amazing. Everything that goes into yarn production, from the natural or synthetic fibers it’s made of, how its dyed, spun, twisted, and wound into a ball affects the fabric you’re knitting. So…

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When I was looking for an old article, I found this advertisement in Vogue Knitting Magazine from Fall/Winter 1985. I feel this design is timely, knit in two trends for Fall 2017, cranberry, a shade of this season’s hot color red, and mohair yarn. The mohair in this ad is Classic Elite’s La Gran, which…

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Nothing is cozier and easy to wear than a knit jacket. The latest issue of Vogue Knitting Holiday 2017 contains the above hooded jacket with a simple toggle closure. It knits up quickly in Debbie Bliss’s bulky yarn, Roma, a blend of 70% wool and 30% alpaca. Casual elegance at its finest!

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Herringbone fabric is one of my favorite weaves. It’s a classic fabric choice for jackets and coats. Purl Soho has designed a handsome scarf in one type of herringbone pattern stitch, that mimics herringbone fabric. I envision this scarf made in a camel color or soft grey tweed, to really make the pattern stitch stand…

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I noticed this classic, ladylike Pearl Cardigan on the Anthropologie site; one of my favorite clothing stores. If you like DIY projects, this might be a great one, and you don’t have to be a knitter to obtain this look. Pearl beads on garments is a hot trend for Fall/Winter 2017. You could either purchase…