A Case For Knitting Socks

The first thing I ever knit was a sock and it was the ugliest sock I’ve ever seen. It was knit with the worst kind of squeaky acrylic yarn and was fluorescent green. It was so stiff that we used it as a mitt to open the fireplace gate to add more logs. I never knit it […]

Join Ravelry and Let’s Be Friends

So we’ve hooked you into fibre crafts, you’re knitting and crocheting up a storm. Hooray! That was the plan from the beginning, enabling everyone we know to buy more yarn. Glad you are on board. Carry on good crafter. Now that you are busy knitting or crocheting you need somewhere to keep track of all your […]

Yarn 101

One of the things I love about knitting is that it can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. While some folks can be perfectly happy making scarfs from worsted weight yarn into their old age, others will want to branch out.

If you plan on branching out, you’ll need to learn a few things about yarn. Every skein or ball of yarn comes with an informative label or “ball band,” that tells you things like washability, weight and yardage, but that label doesn’t tell you much about that yarn in the grand scheme of things until you have some context. That’s what I’m here for.


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