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 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
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
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
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