Knitter's Pride Karbonz Circular Needles Review

Knitter's Pride Karbonz Circular Needles Review

by Kelley Hobart February 28, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

We are excited to be carrying the Karbonz circular needles made by Knitter's Pride.

I am using sock yarn Karbonz circular needles in size US #1 40 inch, and a pattern called Isabella D’Este found in The Knitter’s Book of Socks which I have checked out from our local library.

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Speedy Knitting at Alpaca Direct: Circular Needle Review!

Speedy Knitting at Alpaca Direct: Circular Needle Review!

by Kelley Hobart February 09, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Theseaddi Sock Rocket circular needles have the silky smooth nickel-plated finish that is so well-known on theaddi Turbos. If you haven’t tried addi Turbos they allow the stitches to slide along the needles at incredible speeds. Some folks may find them a little too slippery but I am all about speed when it comes to knitting socks so these work great for me
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Learn to Crochet With This Free Photo Tutorial

Learn to Crochet With This Free Photo Tutorial

by AD Staff January 30, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

We have created a visual step by step guide to help you learn about the basics of crochet. Whether you're new to stitching and would like to learn how to crochet or if you're a knitter looking to diversify your skills today we'll teach you how to get started crocheting!
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Learn An Easy Way To Choose Your Sock Heel Style | Sock Knitting

Learn An Easy Way To Choose Your Sock Heel Style | Sock Knitting

by Kelley Hobart May 12, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

When working sock knitting patterns, there are a lot of options. You can knit socks on double points, use the magic loop technique, or knit on two circular needles. You can knit one at a time, two at a time, or two at a time with one nested inside the other.
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Learn How To Create A Stretchy Sewn Bind-Off - Free Tutorial

Learn How To Create A Stretchy Sewn Bind-Off - Free Tutorial

by Kelley Hobart May 22, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

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How To Get Some Stretch With Our Super Stretchy Picot Cast On!

How To Get Some Stretch With Our Super Stretchy Picot Cast On!

by Kelley Hobart May 22, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

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sock knitting - graft the toe

Sock Knitting: Learn A Better Way to Graft the Toe

by Kelley Hobart April 07, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

Lose the "donkey ears" on your knit socks! We all love our gorgeous sock yarn, and we want our sock knitting patterns to look great. Here's a better way to graft the toe of a knitted sock, which results in a smooth finish.
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Knitting Tutorial: How To Fix A Split Stitch With a Duplicate Stitch

Knitting Tutorial: How To Fix A Split Stitch With a Duplicate Stitch

by Kelley Hobart March 29, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

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A treasured combination - Queensland Llama Lace Yarn and Jennifer Wood

by 6 April 06, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

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Shop Happenings: North Idaho Fair Winners and Socktober

by Ana Vidal September 28, 2015 2 min read 0 Comments

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Learn Mattress Stitch Knitting:  Free Tutorial

Learn Mattress Stitch Knitting: Free Tutorial

by Kelley Hobart September 15, 2015 3 min read 0 Comments

The mattress stitch is arguably the best way to seam handknit projects. Whether we're talking sweater pieces or blocks for an afghan, mattress stitch joins pieces simply and beautifully. This tutorial is especially timely for those who've been participating in the Building Blocks and Building in Color groups.  I know several of the ladies in the Tuesday evening Open Knitting Group are doing one or both of those and several of them haven't done mattress stitch before.  This tutorial is for you! Shelly recently brought her Building Blocks pieces in to our Tuesday group to show off and get some help with putting everything together.
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Welcome Alpaca Yarn Company!

by Kelley Hobart August 31, 2015 2 min read 0 Comments

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