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There's almost nothing worse in knitting or crochet than getting a hole in your handmade garments. It's so sad! And how do you fix it?
Well, we're here to show you two different methods for fixing your knitwear without panicking—weaving techniques for fixing weak or worn areas in socks, and duplicate stitch to fix holes in garments.
Determining how much yarn you need for a project is a very common problem we see in our store and with our online customers. You don't want to over buy but you also don't want to run short and not be able to match your dye lot or worse yet, find another skein if it is no longer available.
Fortunately, most knit and crochet patterns include a list of materials, including how many skeins of yarn you will need to complete the project. However, sometimes we have to ask the question, How Much Yarn Do I Need?
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.
We love new Sueno yarn and hope you join us for the upcoming KAL featuring Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter!
We are pleased to participate in the the next Progressive Needles KAL, sponsored by skacel and hosted once again by Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter.
We all have bad habits we need to change. It's hard to do, but so rewarding when we're successful! I've had my share of changing bad habits, and lately I've been working on changing some in my knitting and crochet. Here are ten that I'm working on. I went over some of these in a recent Facebook Live broadcast, but I thought I'd detail them all here.
Ready, set, go!
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.