How to Grade Alpaca Yarns

by Kelley Hobart December 02, 2018 8 min read 0 Comments

When grading alpaca yarns for knitting, there are different classifications depending on what knitting association you reference. In this article I will highlight the most common ways we grade alpaca yarn so you can make the best choices when choosing alpaca for your knitting and crochet projects. 
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10 Tips to Improve Your Knitting and Crochet

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

Learn some of Kelley's top tips for improving your knitting and crochet. She'll help you be a better knitter by sharing some of her expertise about learning skills, unique approaches to the craft, and her opinion on several tools and techniques.
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Sweater Weather: 5 Free Knitting Patterns

by Kathleen Cubley October 15, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

It's sweater weather, finally! I thought our super-hot summer would never end. Fall is my favorite season—it's knitting season, after all (not to mention football season).

If you're like me and you love knitting sweaters, here are five free knitting patterns to add to your queue immediately. It's a nice collection of projects, with a variety of construction methods and design details.

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The Cosy Scarf: A Trip through Knitting History

by Kathleen Cubley July 30, 2018 2 min read 0 Comments

In 2012, designer Laurie Sundstrom took on a monumental task. In a sort of Julie & Julia method, Laurie decided to knit her way through Weldon's Practical Needlework.Weldon's was first published in 1888 in Britain; it was a compilation of the company's 14-page monthly newsletters featuring needlework patterns, most...
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Warm Up a Forgotten Soul with the Red Scarf Project

by Kathleen Cubley May 21, 2018 1 min read 0 Comments

The Red Scarf Project is a great idea for charity knitting. We've got the perfect free pattern and several options for affordable, easy-care yarns to use. Send a knitted hug to a foster child!
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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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Modern Classic Sweaters: 5 Free Knitting Patterns

by Kathleen Cubley March 26, 2018 2 min read 0 Comments

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What Does Worsted-Weight Yarn Mean, Anyway?

by Kelley Hobart February 07, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

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5 Knitting Resolutions for 2018

by Kathleen Cubley January 05, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

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How to pick up stitches on an afterthought heel

by Kelley Hobart November 14, 2017 1 min read 0 Comments

A surefire way on how to pick up stitches on an afterthought heel to get a perfectly finished end product.
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Does Your Community Need a Thin Blue Line Afghan?

by Kelley Hobart October 21, 2017 0 min read 0 Comments

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Project Tutorial: How To Create Owl Fingerless Gloves- Free Pattern

by Kathleen Cubley June 30, 2017 6 min read 0 Comments

Knit up a pair of toasty owl fingerless mittens and never choose between cute and smart again!
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