How to knit or crochet with yarn held double Sometimes your pattern tells you to knit or crochet with yarn held double. It’s not that obvious what that means. But don’t worry, it’s not hard at all! All you have to do is hold TWO strands of yarn together and treat them as a single … Read more Working With Yarn Held Double
How to match yarn and needles for knitting Today we’re diving into the art of matching yarn and needles to be able to knit with success! Do the size matter? Oh yes, when matching yarn and needles it does. The size of your needles will affect both the length and width of your finished piece … Read more Match Yarn and Needles
How to find a yarn that fits your pattern Do you know how to substitute a yarn with another? It’s important to choose wisely when choosing another yarn for a pattern. If the yarn doesn’t match your pattern there may be a big disappointment waiting for you at the finishing line of your project. But … Read more Substitute Yarn
The Best Baby Knitting Yarns! Babies are sensitive and knitting for wee ones require a little extra care in the choice of yarn. Baby knitting yarns should be soft, free from chemicals and chosen with the season in mind. So what should you think about when shopping for baby knitting yarns? It’s important to use … Read more Best Baby Knitting Yarns
10 tips for knitting with linen yarn The characteristics of linen yarn Linen yarn is a plant fiber spun out of the long, straight fibers from the stem of the flax plant. The yarn has some really nice qualities that make it suitable for warm weather garments like summer tops and wraps. Linen yarn is: … Read more Linen Yarn
Do you know what to look for when shopping for eco friendly yarn? As an Amazon Associate and member of LoveCrafts affiliate program, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. Are you struggling with the equation of knitting yarns and sustainability? You’re not alone. There are literally thousands of different … Read more How to choose eco friendly yarn
Knitting with cotton yarn – 5 reasons to choose cotton Knitting with cotton yarn is fun, because there are so many possibilities. Cotton comes in all kinds of colors and dyes and all weights. It’s a durable yarn and it’s also cool to wear in the summer and soft on the skin. No wonder that … Read more Knitting with Cotton Yarn
How to pick yarn for my knitting project? There are a lot of yarn fibers, I mean it’s a jungle out there, so how are you supposed to know what kind of fiber or fiber blends to pick for your project? Well, that really is the million dollar question. But, keep calm, I’m going to do … Read more How to pick yarn for my knitting project?
14 facts about alpacas and alpaca yarn The alpaca really is a cutie. I mean, look at this adorable face …! It’s fiber is one of the silkiest and most versatile fibers found in nature. The fleece can be spun into alpaca yarn , fabulous for knitting. Is there no end to the awesomeness? If … Read more Alpaca yarn – 14 facts you didn’t know!
Why is merino wool the Knitters best friend? Merino wool yarn is wonderful to knit in! It’s soft and easy flowing on the needles. And it’s light and elastic and makes each stitch smooth and neat. Any stitch pattern looks stunning in a solid colored merino yarn. Merino is also a commonly used material amongst … Read more Merino Wool