The holidays are fast approaching and that means gift knitting (and crocheting!) is in full swing. Whether you’re creating gifts for the special people in your life, or just looking to relax and craft something special for yourself, we hope you’ll enjoy the season with our yarns and patterns. Today we share our favourite new patterns to inspire your holiday gift-making!
Sometimes figuring out which cast on technique to use is the hardest part of a project— but don’t let that stop you from making the project of your dreams! We’ve created a short video to show how to do three of the most popular cast ons in knitting: the Long Tail Cast On, the Knitted Cast On and the Cable Cast On.. You’ll see each technique up close and personal, learning helpful tips to ensure a successful start with each one.
Our yarn is special. We know you put your heart and soul into your crafts and we want to create the very best materials for you to work with. Every hank you buy is destined to have many hours in your stash and on your needles before it becomes a garment or accessory item that you will wear proudly - with each skein, we strive to reflect the same passion that you have for your projects and craft in our yarns.
We have received quite a few questions about how best to block those gorgeous knitted (and crocheted!) projects once you are finished creating them. Today’s post explores your options for putting the finishing touch on your Zen Yarn Garden project.
Today we’d like to demystify buying independent hand-dyed yarn. What are some good tips and tricks for selecting our yarns for your projects? What are the secrets behind Zen Yarn Garden handdyed yarns?
As you cross the holiday gift-making finishing line this year, reward yourself with a brand-new project that's just for YOU! Some may call it "selfish" knitting or crocheting, but we think it's an essential part of crafting, especially if you tend to knit or crochet for others. There's nothing like indulging in a few skeins of luxurious yarn in your favorite colour and finding the perfect pattern to make them sing. Today, we share some of our favourite free patterns to knit and crochet with our yarns.
Looking for a quick knit, or have a single skein leftover from a larger project and wondering what to do with it? Look no further! We’ve put together a roundup of amazing single skein projects for several of our yarns: In the fingering weight category, we rounded up patterns that would be great for our Serenity 20, Superfine Fingering weight, or Superfine Glitter, which are all 400 yards per skein.
Lots of knitters see gorgeous gradient knits, but it can be hard to figure out how to create that effect in your own knitting. Gradient knits are uniquely beautiful because of the yarn - when you have a set that is perfectly matched, you can knit with confidence knowing that it will turn out beautifully. Our gradient sets mostly come in skeins of 3 for a total of 600 yards.