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...

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...

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     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 len...

What's the advantage of a top down sweater?

June 27, 2019

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