Universal Yarn is headquartered in Harrisburg, NC, just outside of Charlotte. It was a balmy 72 degrees here yesterday. Let’s take a look at the forecast for the rest of the week, shall we?
So tell us: is it Spring? Is it winter? What’s a crafter supposed to do with this??
I think what we’ll choose to do this week is hit the LYS for any wool we need to finish cold weather projects, but also pick up some cotton because warm weather is coming, no matter what.
Enter the Sunday Cardigan in Radiant Cotton (203yds/100g). It’s a classic knitted lace sweater, perfect for the warmer weather we know is just around the corner.
This pattern is written and charted, and contains a schematic. It has the classic construction – knitted flat and seamed. Right twists give the Tight Braid pattern extra interest. This is a great everyday piece, or one that works to dress up a plain outfit on the weekends, as the name suggests.
I love this in the pale pastel of 807 First Bloom, but I can’t help but wonder what it would be like if you turned up the saturation a little bit, maybe with color 806 Calypso.
It’s going to be hard to go wrong with this design.
No matter what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods, we hope you enjoy this charming free pattern.
Self-striping yarn looks so cute in baby knits! It’s a great way to add color without complicating the design. Adore Colors is a great choice for this, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s a soft, machine washable blend of our anti-pilling acrylic and superwash merino. Lucky baby. Well, not just baby – this jacket is sized up to 6 years.
Work the cardi from the bottom up in one piece until you get to the yoke. Sleeves are worked flat to the yoke. Then join the sleeves and the body and work upward. You’ll want three or four buttons, depending on size. There’s one button hidden under the collar, so you can fasten it closed around the neck in case of really cold weather.
We hope you enjoy this cute little jacket – and that you and yours stay warm!
This set shows why we love self-patterning Uptown Tapestry so much. A basic knit turns colorful so easily!
This is a cute little 3-skein set. A classic kid cardi, with hat and booties.
The cardi is knit in one piece from the bottom up. If you want to get sleeves and each bootie to match, you’ll want to find the same place in the patterning on your balls. Of course, babies look awfully cute in hand-knits, matching or not.
We hope you enjoy this cute little set. Happy knitting!
A few days ago, a friend of mine in New York State worried that he might not appreciate his upcoming trip to the Florida Keys because it was still so warm where he was. Today, it’s snowing there. I think it’s safe to say that sweater weather has settled in.
Today we present the Ambling Cardigan. Ambling, because this would be the perfect thing for a relaxed stroll just after the frost has burned off in the morning. Deluxe Worsted Tweed Superwash gives it a rustic look in keeping with that feeling of outdoors in Autumn.
For the record, we have swatched this yarn here in the office, thrown it in the washing machine and dryer, and had it come out just fine with its tweedy bits intact.
This cardigan is sized from XS to 3X. The body is worked in one piece from the bottom up, and is then separated for raglan shaping. Sleeves are worked flat.
We hope you find time to crunch through some leaves this weekend.
…but our week of Major is drawing to a close. Don’t worry, though – we’ve already got more designs in the works. There’s a poncho that I’m just dying to try out, plus – well, you’ll see. But for today, we share this sweet little 1-2 ball hooded baby cardi.
Work the fronts and the hood in one piece side to side. Then work the sleeves and attach, make the lower hem, and add a crochet edge and three little loops to accommodate your cutest buttons. There’s an included schematic to show you how the whole thing folds together. It’s a quick and cute pattern without a lot of frills. Let the yarn do the work while you take the praise.
We’d love to hear – what kind of things would you like to see in this self-striping bulky yarn? We’ve got some ideas in the works, but there’s always room for more!
This pattern comes to us from our Mexican distributor, Rebecca Pick. In their magazine, they featured an absolutely stunning crochet design in Whisper Lace (440yds/50g) designed by Ángeles Uribe Salinas. Rebecca Pick graciously shared it with us, and now we get to share it with you!
This beautiful cardi is made of strips of delicate fan lace. They’re joined as you go, with the bottom of the strips left loose to fall freely. Can’t you imagine twirling around in this and seeing the little butterflies of lace fly?
The lace is written and charted, and a schematic is included for assembly. We love how the multi-colored yarn works up into individual fans for a delicate and unique look. This is a great skill showcase.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy crafting!