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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BLOCK YOUR FINISHED PIECES

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BLOCK YOUR FINISHED PIECES

Today I want to share some of my experience with you. I’ll tell you why I don’t like to block my finished pieces and give you an alternative that I find more natural and gentle for the fibers of my projects. First things first: what is blocking? Blocking is a method of stretching and shaping a […]

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HOW KNITTING REBELS CHOOSE THEIR GAUGE

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HOW KNITTING REBELS CHOOSE THEIR GAUGE

As you might have noticed we at SKEINO love to encourage knitters to experiment and leave the safe harbor of instructed knitting. In this post we’ll be talking about needles and using the right size for the yarn weight of your project. Be a knitting rebel and throw over board those rigid guidelines! Here’s how: […]

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HOW IT WORKS: HAND PAINTED YARNS AND THEIR COLOR REPEAT

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HOW IT WORKS: HAND PAINTED YARNS AND THEIR COLOR REPEAT

Today we will talk about the very core of what we do at SKEINO: Hand paint yarns. We will explain the process as well as some special techniques that we created in order to make the color repeat even better. Hand dyers are usually using yarn in a natural color for their work. The yarn is […]

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SKEINO EXPLAINS: HANDPAINTING PROTEIN FIBERS VS. PLANT FIBERS

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SKEINO EXPLAINS: HANDPAINTING PROTEIN FIBERS VS. PLANT FIBERS

As you know at SKEINO we are all about hand painting yarns. Today I want to give you an insight into the difference there is when dyeing plant fibers and animal fibers. This is a subject that goes a little deeper than your usual blog posts but I thought it would be interesting for our […]

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SKEINO Explains: How To Knit In A Bias

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SKEINO Explains: How To Knit In A Bias

Today we will be talking techniques. This might sound scary but don’t worry it will be an easy technique that you can quickly adapt and use on your projects: Knitting in a bias To knit a shawl in a bias (diamond) shape always looks special. The shape creates a wide part around the neck and the shawl ends […]

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