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...
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...
What's up with those curling edges?
September 20, 2018
Why do yarn labels ask you to wash wool or cotton with vinegar/salt the first time?
This fixes the color to the fiber. If you don't want the color...
Fiber Paydays Tip#1
March 22, 2018
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
We love all yarn crafters!
April 26, 2019
What in the world is viscose, tencel, or lyocell?
April 11, 2019
Spring/Summer sweaters need to fit well. So you must ask yourself, "Am I reading this pattern size correctly?"
March 29, 2019
What is the most useful length of circular needles?
February 1, 2019
Numbers? Weights? Yarns? Which one do I need?
Why the smaller needle?
Paid vs. Free Patterns
July 30, 2018
Christmas in July
July 5, 2018
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