Category: Yarn

Yarn Talk | Knit Picks Shine Sport


One of my all-time favorites, Shine Sport is a blend of 60% Pima Cotton and 40% Model (natural Beech wood fibre) which gives cotton a lustrous depth and silky appearance.  It knits to a smooth and soft fabric and is perfect for baby and children’s garments and blankets as it’s machine washable as well. Finished projects have great drape, and feel really like silk.

And this yarn is super soft – love how it feels to work with it!

Projects made with this yarn:


Brand: Knit Picks

Yarn Name: Shine Sport

Weight: Sport weight (#2 Fine)

Fiber Content: 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber

Yardage: 1.75 oz (50 g)/110 yd (101 m)

Care Instructions: Machine Washible, Tumble Dry Low.

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🛒  Knit Picks – $3.99

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When You Out of 1 Skein…

One of thousand reasons why I adore craft community and so blessed to be a part of it! ⠀

Usually I buy more than enough yarn for any project, but I did not expected that Kristin will ask for pretty boxy sweater so I run out of a skein – one… single skein of CoBaSi in natural color 003 from dye lot #17. I did not see any problem and ordered couple skeins from same Little Knits yarn store. But oh my, the skeins from lot #21 looked too different and so pinkish than my original. ⠀ ⠀

I tried to find yarn from the same lot, but no luck. So, I found and ordered yarn from several places: Webs, Ravelry, eBay, Jimmy Beans Wool with a hope that at least one of them will match. Can you the differences? ⠀

And… while waiting my yarn orders, I got a note from Linda Lynn (Abundant Yarn Online,, that she has 2 partial leftover skeins from dye lot 17, totaling 65 grams, that she would be happy to send me! YAY! So, I was able to finish Kristin’s sweater right before Christmas! Oh, and Linda refused to charge me for yarn, just shipping costs. ⠀

And, then ladies from found two skeins from the same dye lot 17 too! ⠀

Thank you so much dear ladies from me and my Kristin!!! You are the best!!!😍😍😍 ⠀ ⠀

Yarn Talk | Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair®

About a year ago I had the pleasure to try Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair® Solids Yarn for the Crest of a Way blanket project and it was fantastic to work with. Now, this one is my favorite yarn for blankets, scarves, hats and many other projects. Cotton Fair® Yarn is very easy to crochet with and the stitches slide smoothly along.

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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.
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🛒 – $4.99
⠀ ⠀ Michaels – $5.49
⠀ ⠀ Amazon – from $3.93 to $7.98 🤔

Yarn Talk | King Cole Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply

Bamboo is such a fabulous fiber and King Cole Bamboo Cotton is definitely one of my new favorites!
The Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply has fantastic stitch definition for both knitting and crochet, excellent drape and shine which makes it ideal for cool summer garments.

Brand: King Cole
Yarn Name: Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply
Weight: 4 Ply
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo
Yardage: 406 yd (371 m)/3.5 oz (100g)
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle, cold.
🛒 Where to buy: Crochet Crafts
Price: $8.95

Yarn Talk | Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere

My very first experience with silk & cashmere yarn. Seriously. After over 30 years of knitting and crocheting…
Seems I just did not come across a good reason to try my hands on cashmere. For kids designs I love high quality cotton, bamboo and silk blends without wool because of sensitive skin and allergy little cuties may have. For myself, just about month ago I crocheted a first tunic in last 10 years. Many thanks Interweave Crochet team for motivation!
So, searching yarn for a sweater for our good friend I fell in love with Jade Sapphire silk & cashmere 2 ply yarn immediately… even if my first experience with this yarn was not such successful 😎
🙈 First, I found only 5 hanks in color I wanted (I needed about 6-6.5).
🙈 Then I was lucky to find one more hank, but from different lot. I knew that shade may vary, but I did not expected that here will be such a huge difference. So, I ordered a hank of contrasting black and got a new design idea 💡
🙈 Last, and totally my fault – I made not enough bid swatch to notice the difference in size after wet blocking. The result is loose fit sweater instead of slim fit.
Anyway, I am still in love with this yarn and:
👌🏻Found a perfect gauge, which is after blocking almost didn’t change.
👌🏻Ordered and tested two more yarn-options for this project: Jade Sylph (linen & cashmere blend for more strength) and CoBaSi (cotton/silk/bamboo blend for summer version and not that expensive yarn)
👌🏻 Wrote the pattern for size M, but I need to resize and test it first with CoBaSi 🧶. Seems, our friend will get another sweater in near future – probably a bit in different style …and slim fitted as we planned 😉
Brand: Jade Sapphire
Yarn Name: Silk Cashmere
Weight: Fingering (#0 Lace)
Fiber Content: 55% silk 45% cashmere
Yardage: 400 yd (366 m)/1.94 oz (55 g)
Care Instructions: Hand wash.
🛒 $29.60 after FAB discount at checkout (regular price is $37)
Super fast shipping and awesome customer service at @fabulousyarn

Yarn Talk | DMC Natura Just Cotton

DMC Natura

Seems like running away from my own blog becomes a tradition… But I am so happy that met all deadlines and finally can enjoy working on new designs, spend more time with my lovely family and friends, enjoy outdoor activities! And to be here more often!

And one of projects I finished recently was made with gorgeous DMC Natura Just Cotton. Make sure to check it out! You will love it for sure ;o)

Brand: DMC
Yarn Name: Natura Just Cotton
Weight: Fingering (#1 Super Fine)
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 170 yd (155 m)/1.75 oz (50 g)
Care Instructions: Iron, medium.
Price: $5.75
Where to buy:


Have a lovely and wonderful weekend! More post to come pretty soon. Stay tuned!

Yarn Talk | Omega Trigo


I pretty often receive a question what yarn I use for my baby blankets. Below is an answer:

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Brand: Omega Yarns
Yarn Name: Trigo
Weight: Dk weight (#3Light)
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 295 yd (270 m)/3.5 oz (100 g)
Care Instructions: Machine washable.
Price: $5.50. 5 balls of all one color – $26.50

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Some blankets made with Omega Trigo. Guess what is my favorite color for baby blankets? ⠀

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Hugs Of Love Pattern

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Have a lovely and wonderful weekend!

Yarn Talk | Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop

Universal Yarn


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

Types of Yarn Packaging

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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!



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!



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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  • This contest starts today, September 1st, 2017 and will end on September 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
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