Posts Tagged ‘natura yarn’

Free Knitting Pattern: Breezy Basketweave Top

Monday, April 6, 2015

breezy_final_productKnitting often makes one think of woolen caps and bulky sweaters…but the truth is, you can enjoy your favorite hobby year-round! The secret is a lightweight and breezy-soft cotton knitting yarn like Natura.

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To give you a head-start on your Spring and Summer projects, here’s free instructions on how to knit an airy and chic basketweave top that’s perfect over a cami or swimsuit.

Click on the image below for full-size instructions:

USNa1 Natura Breezy Basketweave Top

Happy knitting!


Take Yourself To A Better Place…Mat!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

place mats 2Ah, there’s nothing like the look of a new table setting to make you feel inspired and brighten up your entire home. But let’s face it, stocking up on our favorite place mats can be pricey — that’s why we’ve made our own, of course!

These crochet place mats are made from our incredibly durable and soft Natura XL. They’re easy to make and so creative and original your friends will be asking you “where they can buy them!” — and you’ll feel even better when you tell them you actually crafted these yourself!

Below is everything you need to know to give your table a new, festive look.


3 balls of of DMC’s Natura (in any color you like!)

A Bamboo crochet hook (Also available at DMC)

The Process:

Make a chain of 33 basis points and make a crochet in the second chain stitch counting from the hook.

Weave a dwarf in each of the 14 points following chain stitch.

Make 20 chain stitches more.

Once woven, base sheet continues to form following the pattern for the next 18 passes.

place matsNote: You will use several points besides the ridges and crochets described: High Point, High Point Double and Double High Point; there are increases and decreases for each one.

Send us photos of your finished products or post on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to see your creations…


Knitted with Natura !

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Do we have any Ravelry members in the house? Ravelry is perfect to explore knitting and crochet patterns and yarns – and today, I thought I’d focus on all the lovely things knit with our beautiful Natura yarn.

DMC Natura knitted shawl on Ravelry, by hazysummersYou’ll need a Ravelry account to explore the images and patterns in this post – and since it’s free – why not create one?

This beautiful, wispy Drop Stitch Shawl was knitted by hazysummers on Ravelry. The free pattern is also available on Ravelry – Clapo-Ktus by Loredana Gianferri.

What I love about this shawl is that it doesn’t have any of the stiffness you might associate with cotton yarn – it looks billowy and breathtaking, doesn’t it?

Bootees by al-abrigo on RavelryThese teeny-tiny Bootees by Al-Abrigo on Ravelry are so adorable!

Knit with Natura in a gorgeous, vibrant shade, using the free Saartje’s Bootees pattern by Saartje de Bruijn. 

I have a feeling this pattern could be addictive, and you just might need booties in every shade of the rainbow!

Clockwork Cozy in Natura by Strong and Mellow on RavelryThis Clockwork Cozy by Strong and Mellow is so delightfully colorful. I can think of a few boring clocks that could use some sprucing up, and I love the bright Natura shades she chose!

Knit from a free Colorful Clockwork Cozy pattern by retrobaby – this is a great way to knit up little swatches as a guide to your yarn collection – perfect for your craft room!

Flat Rat by maggiesc on RavelryOk, this Flat Rat by maggiesc is hilarious! Particularly for those who have a horror of rats. Knit in Natura – it looks like it makes a cozy bookmark. Depending on how much you love your flat rat, this could also make a cute cat toy.

Try out the free Flat Rat pattern by Susan Glinert Stevens for a flat rat of your own!

Scabiosa Top by Alhana on RavelryI’m taken aback by the beauty of this Scabiosa Top by Alhana on Ravelry. It’s a lovely example of the intricate stitchwork and stitch definition you can achieve in Natura – so beautiful!

The Scabiosa Top pattern by Al-Abrigo is available for purchase on Ravelry and on her site – it looks like the perfect combination of feminine and casual.

What about you? Do you love Ravelry? What have you knit with Natura yarn?


Knitting With Natura Yarn

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Knitting Natural Life- Come experience natural knitting throughout the DMC booth #715 at this years Vogue Knitting Live which begins on January 16-18, 2015 at the Marriot Marquis in NYC.

Today I am doing a spotlight on anNatura_2014_28other one of our fabulous products, Natura Yarn.  Like our other products, Natura Yarn will be available at the show.  Here’s a preview of the softer shades inside the line. So creamy and soft.

What makes Natura Yarn amazing? Natura Yarn is a beautiful soft cotton, versatile yarn, suitable for crochet and knitting.  It’s the perfect choice for clothing due to its soft touch, high absorption and durability to frequent washing.Natura_foto ovilloambiente rosa


Natura Yarn is offered in a mix of 60 vibrant and subtle colors. The colors work in harmony with each other allowing for multiple combinations to follow the latest fashion trends.

We can’t wait to show you at Vogue Knitting Live just how amazing this yarn is, plus its 100% natural and renewable, we just love that! For More info on DMC Natura Yarn visit DMC UK site! Natura_2014_39

Are you excited yet about DMC Natura Yarn? We are and can’t wait to share it with you.  You can visit us at our booth # 715 at the show.  If you can’t be there, we will be streaming photos, videos and more from the show. Natura_55C8827

Only one more day to enter to win a fabulous DMC Woolly Natural Knitting Kit at Vogue Knitting Live Contest Page through January 15, 2015.  To enter just click the highlighted link above.

Registration is still open on the Vogue Knitting Live Website.  Stop on by, say hello and shop till your hearts content. See you guys soon.  Till then keep knitting!




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