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KnitPicks Chroma Yarn

Because of the long color changes and gorgeous combinations, KnitPicks Chroma has always held a place in my heart. I also love the texture of this yarn and how it has a “freshly spun” quality.  Browse my Vibrant Vintage blankets on BabyLoveBrand.net (my portfolio site) – No. 3 and 5 are the gorgeous hexie blankets seen in this post. Just look at this color range, which not only includes a myriad of palettes, but also features a few neutrals for mixing in or making motifs with a solid background. Chroma comes in two weights, fingering and worsted. I prefer the fingering weight for delicate, impressive pieces, but I’ve seen gorgeous blankets made with the worsted. Fingering weight details:  Buy here: Chroma Fingering Weight Fiber Content: 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon Weight: Fingering Knitting Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″ on #1 – 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm) Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sc = 4” on B – E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm) Yards: 396 Grams: 100 Put Up: ball Care: Machine Wash/Dry Flat Worsted weight details: Buy …

KnitPicks Palette Yarn

Where to buy: KnitPicks Palette* When you have a winner, you have a winner. I’ve been collecting Palette for a couple years now, ordering when a certain color combo grabs my fancy, and adding the 50g candies to my special Palette Tupperware bin. I just love this yarn. It comes in 150 colors! And it’s a dainty fingering weight with a recommended hook size of teensy, but I use an F hook and sometimes even a G! The yarn has a fuzziness since it’s wool, so you can get away with going up in hook size and not worry about losing stitch structure. Peep some of my Palette lounging in a candid action shot. Honestly you can’t go wrong with your color combo here. And certain shades are delightfully heathered, which I truly love for the added depth it gives the finished piece. Here is some of my Palette stash on the second row down, hanging out with a group of coral and sea junkies. And another pretty group of sweets – my kiddoes at …

KnitPicks Brava Sport

Buy this yarn – HERE* _________________________ This is my first time using my KnitPicks* Brava yarn that I bought eons ago during an email sale promo – gotta love some discount stash enhancement! I chose this palette for kind of a coral + sea glass vibe with navy added in to throw the whole thing off (in a good way). For curious crafters, here are these colors (front to back in the photo above): Marina, Cornflower, Tranquility, Fig, Mint, White, Seashell, Coral, Solstice Heather (the navy) When I got this yarn I was pretty sure it would be like all the other acrylic yarns out there. But it’s so much smoother! If you’re looking for great stitch definition, be sure to use a smaller hook because this yarn is flooooppppy 🙂 It’s very loosey-goosey. But this means the hand is so creamy soft it’s a great trade off. How does it compare to some DK brands? L to R: Woolcraft New Fashion DK, Stylecraft Special DK*, Scheepjes Colour Crafter*, and KnitPicks Brava Sport* Since it is sport weight, you …