KNITmuch | Issue 01

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Here it is! The much anticipated FREE Premiere issue of KNITmuch Magazine! We’re extremely excited to launch this first issue featuring a full 52 pages of knitting projects, tips, techniques, and products. In this issue, you’ll find a review of the NEW Downton Abbey Yarn Collection and the irresistible Top This! yarn kit. See the Crawley Vest and Budding Romance Shawl patterns for great project ideas using the new Downton Abbey yarns. We also review a variety of project ideas to make with Red Heart’s Cutie Pie and Sashay yarns. We go back to knitting basics to inspire new knitters to expand their knowledge of knitting and get to the bottom of key technical knitting terms and skills. Enjoy exploring our very first issue. Save it in your favorites, share it with your knitting friends!

Sashay your way onto the Fringe of Fashion

There aren’t that many stitches

either, the pattern from the Red

Heart website calls for 6 stitches.

Trust me, this is the most difficult

part of the whole thing! Once

your cast on is done, it's time to

get knitting.

The scarf knits up really fast, but

in the first few rows you may find

yourself thinking it’s incredibly

ugly. This is normal, it’s like

knitting lace; it doesn’t look good

until you are closer to the end.

With lace that means blocking,

with Sashay Fringe, it means a bit

closer to the end.

One difference between ruffle

yarns and Sashay Fringe that

I really enjoyed, is the lack

of maintenance while you’re

knitting it. With the regular

ruffle yarn you have to smooth

it out as you’re knitting it to get

a real ‘ruffled’ effect. The fur

edge is what you’re looking to

accentuate with this yarn and

there’s no need to smooth it out.

The weight of the fur itself makes

sure the yarn isn’t bunched up

within the knitted folds of the

scarf. Closer to the end of the

ball the mesh is folded into the

fur, but that is a simple matter

of unfolding as you go along.

If you place your thumb in the

folded groove, as you move

along the strand it will open up

automatically.

The Rows of Ruffles pillow is

something that I would dearly

love to try; I relish in the thought

it will turn out so soft. This

pattern is linked to a crochet

pattern and my crochet skills

leave something to be desired,

so I would knit the whole thing.

Photos by Michelle Nguyen

To convert this pillow pattern to a

knitting pattern find your knitting

gauge using Sashay Fringe, lift

up the ruffles to the stitches

underneath. My gauge was 4

stitches in 1", so if my pillow was

22" around, I would have to cast

on 88 stitches to cover that pillow.

This isn’t a proper pattern, just

some quick and dirty math to get

the knitted pillow you want.

You’ll might have to keep an eye

on a pillow like that to make sure

it doesn’t migrate to a friend’s

home. It would be a great idea

for covering old pillows that are

faded or stained. Furthermore,

it works up so quickly, you can

make several to give to your

girlfriends for the upcoming

holiday season. Knit it up in their

favorite color or in the color to

match up with their decor.

Knitting a scarf with Sashay Fringe

isn’t the only thing. With the many

patterns out there for ruffle yarn,

there’s no end to the accessories

you can make, as there are

several benefits of knitting with

Sashay Fringe yarn. All those

patterns will be brand new again

when knit with Sashay Fringe. The

little edge of fur brings a totally

different look to your favorite

patterns.

Give it a whirl!

Using the holes in the mesh webbing to cast on the

Sashay Fringe

Red Heart Sashay Scarf cast on

Running your thumb along the inside as you knit

makes it open right up

The stitches can be seen between my finger and the

ruler, that is one row of four stitches.

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