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How to care for knitted garments

How to Care for Hand Knitted Garments

April 07, 2020 2 min read

Creating and gifting handmade treasures is part of the joy of knitting. Your hard work will be coveted for years to come as long as your garments are cared for properly. Consider providing a hand knit care guide with each knitted gift you give.
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5 styles of knitting to try

5 Knitting Styles to Try Today

March 31, 2020 2 min read

As you become a more experienced knitter, you will undoubtedly develop your own style. Maybe you use more or less tension than average, or maybe you don't wrap your yarn around your fingers in the traditional way. There are hundreds of ways to hold your yarn. The exact way you knit is specific to you, like a fingerprint.
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Difference Between Knitting and Crocheting

What's the Difference Between Knitting and Crocheting?

March 24, 2020 2 min read

If you are new to crafting with yarn, you may wonder what's the difference between knitting and crocheting. It's understandable because the two styles share many similarities but they are also very different in many ways.
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Give Back with Knitting

7 Ways to Use Knitting to Give Back to Your Community

March 10, 2020 3 min read

There are so many special things about the knitting community, but the one that stands out is our tremendous capacity to give. We convert our hearts, our souls, our labor into our magnificent creations. We create warmth. We create comfort. We create style. We do this with our own hands. We then selflessly share our creations and ourselves with those in need. We pour our love, our frustrations, our trauma into our textiles and then we selflessly give them to help others. As a community, this has become our defining act.   
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Knitters are happier people

Knitters Are Happier People- Here's Why

March 03, 2020 2 min read

As knitters, we proudly exclaim, "Knitters are happier people!" We may seem biased, but we have actual research on our side. There are so many reasons why knitters are happier. 
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Best Knitting Blogs

Top 7 Best Knitting Blogs for 2020

February 18, 2020 3 min read 1 Comment

We are settling comfortably into 2020 and the knitting community has not disappointed so far this year. Our top 7 best knitting blogs are energized and ready to go. From vibrant yarns to perfect techniques, knitting is off to an amazing start this year.
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DIY Knit Weighted Blanket

Make Your Own DIY Weighted Blanket

February 10, 2020 2 min read

Whether you struggle with anxiety or simply love a giant, cozy hug, weighted blankets are amazing self-care. If you haven't heard of a weighted blanket, it is an extra heavy thick blanket that evenly distributes pressure to your whole body, providing security. They are soft, secure, and have multiple benefits. Think of a weighted blanket like a safe cocoon. 
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What Is Worsted Weight Yarn?

What Is Worsted Weight Yarn?

February 04, 2020 2 min read

f you have heard the term "worsted weight yarn" and you aren't sure exactly what it means, we are here to help. As you know, yarn comes in various shapes and sizes ranging from nearly invisibly thin to a rope-like thickness. Worsted weight is the yarn that sits right in the middle of yarn weight spectrum. It is the most popular yarn weight because it is perfect for knitting sweaters, blankets, and scarves. Think of it as the perfect all purpose yarn.
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The Ultimate Guide to Hand Dyed Yarn

The Ultimate Guide to Hand Dyed Yarn

January 28, 2020 3 min read

Can you think of anything more magical than transforming a plain white skein of yarn into a kaleidoscope of deep, rich colour? This is the exquisite beauty ofhand dyed yarn.  
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Comfy Outfits to Show Off Your Colorful Knits

Comfy Outfits to Show Off Your Colorful Knits

January 21, 2020 2 min read

We’re still in the middle of the winter season, which means that it’s all about layering up and staying cozy. This also makes it the perfect time to show off your colorful knits, whether it’s a stunning, bright-hued scarf or a chunky beanie. 
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Our New Years Knitting "Resolutions" with Clauses

Our New Years Knitting "Resolutions" with Clauses

December 26, 2019 1 min read

Every year knitters resolve to not buy more yarn… the dreaded “yarn diet”.  And like all resolutions, they are made to be and will be broken. It’s really just a matter of how long before they are. We are taking a different focus... 
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Why Do Hand-Dyed Skeins From the Same Dye Lot Vary?

Why Do Hand-Dyed Skeins From the Same Dye Lot Vary?

December 10, 2019 2 min read

When it comes to buying more than one skein in the same colour, people say "Always buy the skeins from the same dye lot so they will match." But rarely are two hand-dyed skeins ever identical. Here's why.
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