Category: Yarn

Yarn Talk | Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop

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One of hundred reasons why I just love to work with Interweave, it’s discover new yarn. Recently I finished another project and had an absolute pleasure deal with Bamboo Pop! Fifty-Fifty, or 50% cotton/50% bamboo to be exact—could I ask for more? ;o) I wish to tell you more details, but we should wait until Summer 2018…

Anyways, Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop is definitely in my favorite-yarn-list ….more projects to come ;o)

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Brand: Universal Yarns
Yarn Name: Bamboo Pop
Weight: Dk weight (#3 Light)
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
Yardage: 292 yd (267 m)/3.5 oz (100 g)
Care Instructions: Machine washable. Do not bleach, dry flat, do not iron.
Price: $9.50

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What do you call your yarn balls? Do you know of another ball or hank type that I’ve missed? I LOVE hearing from you guys.

For my part I was surprised with donut-ball and cake – even I realize that there are some difference ;o)

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn GIVEAWAY!

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I’ve been waiting for what feels like forever for this moment…my first autumnal post of the year, yay! ;o) Now, as much as I love long summer nights, picnics in the park, hiking, and traveling, I’m no natural summer lover…. Autumn has always been, and always will be, one of my favorite time of the year!

Bye bye Summer, Hello delicious Autumn! It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something NEW and BOLD, something beautiful!

…And it’s a Labor Day weekend! So, let’s go for some deals I have for you! ;o)

♥ ♥ ♥ First, a SPECIAL DEAL: get 35% off your entire purchase of $24.95 or more. Use code AUTUMN35 at checkout.

* This coupon is applicable to myShop, Ravelry and Etsy stores. Offer runs through September 10th, 2017 (11:59 pm PST).

 

And now, it’s a giveaway time!

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One lucky from anywhere in the world will win 3 hanks of such luxury and my absolute favorite Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 307.5 yd [281 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]) OR Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 218 yd [199 m]/3.5 oz [100 g])  in colors of Your choice!

 

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TO ENTER THE CONTEST

You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Just share what is your favorite season or simple leave any comment on this post here—mylittlecitygirl.com. No other action is required ;o)
  • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this giveaway, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
  • Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on any of your accounts: Instagram, Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., leave one more comment on this post (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, September 1st, 2017 and will end on September 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. A Winner will be notified by email on Monday, September 11th, 2017.

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To enjoy more fall deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!!
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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Inspiration | My Beautiful Orchid

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My beautiful orchid in a bloom… such inspiration and pure eye candy!!

I wish to find a yarn company that would offer such a choice of shades of green and pink, or better to say – a palette as DMC threads have ;o)

 

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Have a wonderful and lovely weekend!!

Yarn Talk | Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair®

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If you new to my blog, I want to introduce you Yarn Talk (formed “Featured Yarn”) category. Yarn Talk is a category about everything about yarn… favorite kinds, new yarn finds, weights and substitutes, storage, etc.

I recently had the pleasure of trying Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair® Solids Yarn for the very first time and it is fantastic to work with. This is a fine weight yarn and the fiber content is a mix of cotton and acrylic; making it durable, soft and light weight. Cotton Fair® Yarn is very easy to crochet with and the stitches slide smoothly along your hook. Can’t wait to show you my newest blanket and some fall/winter accessories made with this lovely yarn!

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Brand: Premier® Yarns
Yarn Name: Cotton Fair® Solids and Multis Yarn
Weight: Sport weight (#2 Fine)
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
Yardage: 317 yd (290 m)/3.5 oz (100 g)
Care Instructions: Cool iron. Machine Washable.
Price: $4.99

Featured Yarn 43 | Omega Isuela. Cotton

Looks like I got a new favorite cotton yarn from Omega!! I really have no idea how I “existed” without Omega’s yarn, seriously! ;o)

Isuela is a 100% mercerized cotton, lace weight. Very soft with a high quality feel and subtle shine. Easy to knit and crochet with and perfect for sweaters and baby garments. Each skein is 3.52 oz. 295 yards and is available in 12 colors.

 

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Fiber Content: 100% mercerized cotton
Yardage: 3.52 oz (100 g)/295 yd (270 m)
Gauge: 24 sts = 4” (10 cm) with US #3 (3 mm) knitting needles; D/3 3.25 mm crochet hook
Weight: Thread weight (#0 Lace)
Care: hand washable

 

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Black Friday—Cyber Monday Deals + Two GIVEAWAYS!!

It’s a time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and I have hot ones You won’t believe (see details at the end of this post).

But, first of all, let’s have a GIVEAWAY 2 GIVEAWAYS (read 2 Winners) for sets of 10 balls of my favorite luxury cotton yarn!!

 

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GIVEAWAY #1 set includes:

  • Millefili Fine (100% Egyptian cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 6 balls of 167 tangerine.
  • Schachenmayr Catania (100% cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 skein of 0208 canary
  • Patons Grace (100% cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 skein of 62027 ginger and 2 skeins of 62705 cardinal (not pictured)

Millefili Fine is a fine, basic Egyptian cotton yarn with a tight twist that creates a soft matte sheen. Catania and Grace are also a ultra soft and high-quality summer yarn available in fresh, modern shades that’s perfect for lightweight knit and crochet garments and accessories.

 

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GIVEAWAY #2 set includes:

All this yarn made in high quality Egyptian cotton, fingering weight 100% Egyptian yarn. Made of cotton, it can be machine washed and dried flat, and designed for making baby hats, booties, bibs, sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, blankets as well as cool and comfortable garments for adults.

 

TO ENTER THE CONTEST

You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post. No other action is required otherwise you don’t mind to share which one of this sets you like more ;o)
  • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about these giveaways, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
  • Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on your accounts: at Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., leave one more comment on this post (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).

 

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, November, 28 2014 and will end on December 7, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winners with random.org’s random number generator – first time for 1st set, and second time for 2nd set. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, December 8, 2014.

 

And last, but not least: The Black Friday Sale Starts NOW and Cyber Monday deal is coming! Get ready for my biggest patterns sale of the year!

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* These coupons (please take a look at dates) are applicable to myShop and Etsy stores.

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Enjoy!

 

Featured Yarn 42 | Berroco Captiva. Cotton blend

I’ve just finished a project for another publication, and I am so glad that editor of crochet magazine gave me the opportunity to discover Berroco Captiva yarn!

Captiva’s satiny feel and subtle shine give it an air of sophistication. Created by wrapping a shimmering filament around a smooth cotton blend, this machine washable yarn comes in a wide range of elegant shades. Give your imagination free rein and just think of all the spring/summer tops, cardis, scarves, shawls, pullovers & more you can create with fantastic “Captiva.” Beautifully crafted in Italy of 60% cotton, 23% polyester and 17% acrylic.

 

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Fiber Content: 60% cotton, 23% polyester and 17% acrylic
Yardage: 1.75 oz (50 g)/98 yd (90 m)
Gauge: 18 sts x 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) with US #8 (5 mm) knitting needles; 16 sc x 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) with H/8 [5 mm] crochet hook
Weight: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
Care: machine washable. Lay flat to dry. 

 

shoppingcart-small where to buy: jimmy beans wool, webs, amazon just to name a few. 

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Let it Snow | Feza 3N In Person ;)

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According to my last post, sure I couldn’t resist and ordered a hank of Feza 3N ;o)

And you know, I was really amazed at how soft and pleasant to touch the yarn is, even though kniting with US #30-50/19-20 mm needles can be truly a challenge! But I wanted to try the idea of weaving this yarn through crocheted base in Mesh pattern. Shown on the picture below is (tr, ch2) pattern, but I think my favorite is the pattern of the scarf above, where ch-5 sps and puff stitches met ;o) And weaved every other ch-5 sp Feza 3N yarn brings to scarf such lovely, cozy and unusual look. The mannequin is child size (6-8 years) for reference.

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A wonderful and lovely week everyone!!

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Featured Yarn 41 | Feza 3N Super Bulky

Have you ever knitted with yarn that was this big? I have not, but I would love to try this one someday. But I would try some different (NOT knit or crochet) projects with this yarn. I think I would play with project like this:

1. With worsted weight (#4 Medium), or probably thinner crochet a basic piece (it’s can be scarf, shawl or rag – you name it) in net pattern (something like [tr, ch 3] repeats, or probably [trtr, ch5] – I need to see this yarn first ;o))

2. Weave through every ch-3 sp lengthwise Feza 3N yarn, leaving 5-6” yarn tails on both ends, which is a king of fringe and NO weaving ends at least ;0)

And if work with contrasting base and Feza 3N, it may be really interesting look!

Well, let me introduce, 3N yarn by Feza!

Super bulky, super lofty and super snuggly!

Feza 3N is a super bulky wool blend yarn with a hint of lycra. It’s a lightly twisted wool roving available in all natural shades.

 

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Fiber Content: 97% Australian wool, 3% lycra
Recommended Needles: US # 35 – 50/19 – 25 mm
Recommended Hook: US S/19mm to U/25mm
Yarn care: Hand wash in cold water

 

shoppingcart-small where to buy:  Noble Knits (AMAZING custom service and SUPER FAST shipping!!), Stitch Diva Studious, Coveted Yarn… just to name a few.

 

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What would you crochet with this kind of yarn? I would love to hear all of your opinions!

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