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Uptown Funk

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Ok, ok…

 

This darn yarn…this Uptown Worsted Spirit Stripes…
 
I think this scarf picture, this very one, it’s the one that is doing us in.
 
uptown spirit stripes scarf
I literally picked up the yarn, pulled my US8’s out, started knitting from the outside of the ball.  That’s it.  I did nothing special, no extra work, no nothing.  This just worked.
 
Many of you have contacted us about this funny yarn.  Your scarves aren’t working out quite like this.  Some of them look like this.
 
20150924_153948And this…
 
spirit stripes blue
Or this…
 
spirit stripes
And this…
 
spirit stripes blue grey
The point I’m trying to make here, is that the yarn is different.  Even in the same skein, the little zig zag might zag zig every now and then.  It probably won’t be perfect.   I can pretty much assure you it won’t be.
 
A few things you can try if this just isn’t working out the way you hoped.
 
Go down or up a needle size.
Cast on a few more or less stitches.
Start the yarn in a different spot.
 
If you still hate, hate it.  Then maybe change your focus.  I just started this scarf and it seems much more forgiving. So if you are pulling your hair out and are cussing me out for saying this was the easiest scarf to knit:)  Maybe you should cast on for this one instead? And remember how much you love me!
 
uptown worsted scarf 1 x 1
 

Tahiti Shawl

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Tahiti Shawl

Tahiti Shawl

 

Perfect summer knitting!  Cast on 5 stiches and increase as you go. The yarn does the real work!

Click here for the yarn
Click here for the pattern

Cotton Lustre Wrap

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Check out this fun new pattern! The Cotton Lustre Wrap.
Click here for the kit.
Click here to see the pattern on Ravelry.

cotton lustre wrap