June 27, 2019

     Top down construction makes it easy to try on a sweater while the project is in progress, and make adjustments for shoulders, bust/chest, and length. Working the neck and shoulders before the rest of the body establishes the structure of the sweater. The sleeve le...

April 26, 2019

Here at the Yarn shop we love to fulfill the needs of all yarn crafters. We carry warp for weavers, yarn for knitting and crochet and even needlepoint yarn. We enjoy learning about and seeing many different yarn crafts and encourage anyone who works with yarn to attend...

April 11, 2019

    Since it's spring in Colorado, yes despite the snow it is still spring, we thought we should talk about fibers that you wear in warmer weather.Cotton is great but it isn't the only wearable plant fiber. Fibers that come from trees and grasses are also great options...

March 29, 2019

   One of the most confusing things that people see in a pattern has to do with sizing. Let's face it no one wants a sweater that doesn't fit. One little trick we always use is to look and see if the pattern specifies bust/waist size or finished size in their measureme...

February 1, 2019

What is the most useful length of circular nee

      So you don't need a circular needle, but you want to use them because they are easier to handle. What length should you get. In general the most useful size to purchase would be 24" or 32".

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September 20, 2018

        Knitters and crocheters face this problem with their edges curling under and over and out of control. In order to solve the mystery, you must understand that different stitches have different structure that causes them to have distinctive characteristics especi...

September 1, 2018

      "My pattern calls for a #4 yarn, but the ball band for my yarn doesn't have a number designation. Which yarn can I use?"

        Many yarn crafters just starting out and even some fairly experienced yarnies get confused by which yarn to use for thei...

August 16, 2018

Why do patterns often call for a smaller needle on necklines, cuffs, and edgings? 

Using a smaller needle when doing garter stitch and ribbed edgings on hats, sleeves, sweater bottoms etc. helps keep your tension correct. Garter stitch and ribbing both are looser by des...