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HOW TO CONNECT ENDS FROM I-CORD YARNS

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HOW TO CONNECT ENDS FROM I-CORD YARNS

We get a lot of questions regarding knitting techniques and this is what the skeinoblog is for. This week a customer asked us how to connect ends from I-cord yarns, so here is a short tutorial: You might have knitted with I-Cord yarns in the past and wondering how to connect ends or fix knots. […]

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KNITTING ONE PROJECT WITH DIFFERENT YARN WEIGHTS

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KNITTING ONE PROJECT WITH DIFFERENT YARN WEIGHTS

Some designs may use a different yarn than the rest of the project. This creates a unique look, much more different than just using one yarn for the entire piece. But you can also combine two or more yarns throughout. There is only one rule to follow, be sure that the care instructions are similar. Play […]

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3 THINGS YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT GAUGE

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3 THINGS YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT GAUGE

Today we will talk about Gauge. I am writing as a textile designer and as a knitter. In fact there is no clear seperation between these two anyway. I am always very open minded when it comes to designing. This includes how I handle Gauge. For example it happened more than once that we could not fill […]

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HOW I FOUND OUT ABOUT A “SECRET” KNITTING STYLE

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HOW I FOUND OUT ABOUT A “SECRET” KNITTING STYLE

I learned to knit when I was just 5 years old. My Grandmother had the patience to show me how to do my first chain with my fingers, because I was on her heels and wanted to do the same thing she was doing. Over the years I became more and more interested in needlecraft and […]

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DO THE TWIST – HOW YARNS ARE TWISTED

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DO THE TWIST  – HOW YARNS ARE TWISTED

In this installment, we will talk about how knitting fibers are being spun. You would be surprised how many possibilities there are. To start with, all animal and all synthetic fibers require to be spun so they can become a yarn. SINGLE YARNS In preparation for the spinning process the fibers will be cleaned and combed […]

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