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The Care & Keeping of Non-Superwash Yarns

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Superwash yarns seem to be everywhere these days. A perennial favorite of hand-dyers for the ability to capture color, and an easy-care regimen means that many of our knitters and crocheters prefer to work with superwash fibers over non-treated ones. We feature superwash yarns in many shipments at Knitcrate, but you may have noticed that some of our past crates and some of the pop-up shop yarns...

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The Care & Keeping of Non-Superwash Yarns

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Superwash yarns seem to be everywhere these days. A perennial favorite of hand-dyers for the ability to capture color, and an easy-care regimen means that many of our knitters and crocheters prefer to work with superwash fibers over non-treated ones. We feature superwash yarns in many shipments at Knitcrate, but you may have noticed that some of our past crates and some of the pop-up shop yarns...

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August 2018 Membership Knitting Tips & Tricks

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I was very excited about this months KnitCrate for two reasons. First there was a pattern booklet! I loved this because I could immediately flip through and see what the patterns were like. (In fact, I was so inspired I cast-on immediately.)

Second SPECKLES! Speckle-dyed yarns are so on-trend this year that I was
secretly wondering if wed see some in a KnitCrate. Waiting did not disappoint.
Shown...

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August 2018 Membership Knitting Tips & Tricks

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I was very excited about this month’s KnitCrate for two reasons. First… there was a pattern booklet! I loved this because I could immediately flip through and see what the patterns were like. (In fact, I was so inspired I cast-on immediately.)

Second… SPECKLES! Speckle-dyed yarns are so on-trend this year that I was
secretly wondering if we’d see some in a KnitCrate. Waiting did not disappoint.
Shown...

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July 2018 Membership Crate Knitting Tips & Tricks

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Theres got to be some of you out there like me, trying like mad to catch up on your KnitCrate FOs (finished objects)! Weve been getting some big-time yardage lately, but it takes time to finish projects made with fingering weight yarns, right? This month we get a breather with a quick knit in squishy soft Knitologie Bouncy Worsted. Bouncy is an accurate adjective here, because this superwash...

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July 2018 Membership Crate Knitting Tips & Tricks

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There’s got to be some of you out there like me, trying like mad to catch up on your KnitCrate FOs (finished objects)! We’ve been getting some big-time yardage lately, but it takes time to finish projects made with fingering weight yarns, right? This month we get a breather with a quick knit in squishy soft Knitologie Bouncy Worsted. “Bouncy” is an accurate adjective here, because this superwash...

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June 2018 Membership Knitting Tips

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Cashmere, we got cashmere! Not to mention 874 wonderful yards of it. Ok, ok, its a blend, but let me tell you, it goes a long way to make each skein of Vidalana Sumptous feel like a cloud. Yes, you can use this 75% superwash Merino, 15% nylon, 10% cashmere yarn for socks–but its excellent for shawls, too!

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Im a fringe gal, so I immediately fell for the included knitting pattern, Minty Fresh
by Taiga...

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June 2018 Membership Knitting Tips

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Cashmere, we got cashmere! Not to mention 874 wonderful yards of it. Ok, ok, it’s a blend, but let me tell you, it goes a long way to make each skein of Vidalana Sumptous feel like a cloud. Yes, you can use this 75% superwash Merino, 15% nylon, 10% cashmere yarn for socks–but it’s excellent for shawls, too!

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I’m a fringe gal, so I immediately fell for the included knitting pattern, Minty Fresh
by...

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Knitting Tips for the April 2018 Membership Crate

This is the first time Ive seen Audine Wools, a 100% merino DK, in a self-striping colorway and Im delighted! (Can we get a self-striping version of all the yarns out there, too?) Dyeing skeins in this way takes some extra effort, so I really love when new combos come past my radar.

This colorway is Red Rock, which Im really curious to see used in the included
shawl pattern Clorisby Emily Johannes....

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Knitting Tips for the April 2018 Membership Crate

This is the first time I’ve seen Audine Wools, a 100% merino DK, in a self-striping colorway and I’m delighted! (Can we get a self-striping version of all the yarns out there, too?) Dyeing skeins in this way takes some extra effort, so I really love when new combos come past my radar.

This colorway is Red Rock, which I’m really curious to see used in the included
shawl pattern Clorisby Emily...

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