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THE KNITTING INDUSTRY’S SECRET YARN TECHNIQUES

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THE KNITTING INDUSTRY’S SECRET YARN TECHNIQUES

As a yarn company you have to buy your raw yarn from somewhere. Ever since we started we have been looking for the best yarn we could find and I’m glad that we found some providers who can deliver exactly what we want for our SKEINO customers. The yarn we look for has to be […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE KNITTING NEEDLES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU

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HOW TO CHOOSE KNITTING NEEDLES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU

There is an ocean of different knitting needles out there and every knitter seems to have a drawer full of them at home. Still most of the time when you open that drawer and look through your needles you just can’t seem to find the right one. That’s when a knitter thinks about going for a quick […]

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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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A NEW WAY TO KNIT – TAPESTRY KNITTING

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A NEW WAY TO KNIT – TAPESTRY KNITTING

I love textiles. For over 50 years I’m a professional hand weaver and knitter now. After all that time, I still love to explore new things as a textile designer and I am constantly thinking about improvements and new techniques that I can create. As a knitter you will surely know that there are only so […]

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KNITTING OUT OF THE BOX – BJORN’S TIPS & TRICKS – Carrying The Yarn On The Side Up

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KNITTING OUT OF THE BOX – BJORN’S TIPS & TRICKS – Carrying The Yarn On The Side Up

As a textile designer I need to know a lot about techniques, styles and also some math. Traditionally much of my work has been weaving. Nowadays with SKEINO this has changed and now I’m almost always knitting. However sometimes my weaving experience inspires me to make my knitting richer by crossing techniques. Today I will […]

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