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Introducing SLUB!

Ok, by now you might be sensing a theme... New yarn bases! Another new addition to the Botanical Yarn line up is Slub Superwash 4ply. With 400m per 100g and 90% superwash merino and 10% nylon.  What is a slub?! Well, a slub is defined as an uneven or thick section of yarn occurring regularly or irregularly. Initially, yarn of this nature was seen as having a defect. But as often happens, tastes change and we love the uneven texture of this yarn.  Where the boucle yarn the entire texture of the garment becomes fuzzy and stitch definition is blurred with slub yarn you will get an overall look of the same knitted texture you are used to but some irregularity. But...

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Ideas for Mini skeins

One of the most asked questions, is what could I make with mini skeins?  Here are some examples of projects... starting with crochet  patterns:  You can view the mini skein bundle here on Ravelry.    Crochet Sea Glass Tee by Wool & Pine    That Mini Skein Blanket by Vera and Bess    Star Stitch Baby Blanket by Kirsten Ballering  Sweet Chestnut by Carmen Heffernan    Mini Skein Set Infinity Scarf by Lucienne Crochet   Summer Joys by Renata Hodkin   Unicorn Candy by Jessica Bolof    Mini-Skein Madness Crochet Ripple Stitch Cowl by Dana Freed Fiddes    Knitting Patterns   Mini Drama by Jennifer L Parroccini  Painting Stripes Shawl by Stephen West  STRIPES! by Andrea Mowry The Grange by Crystal Hiatt     KUSCHELIG by Christin Kimsey Neutra Wrap by SweaterFreak   Sea Glass...

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