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How to Care for Your Hand Knits

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How to Care for Your Hand Knits

Caring for your hand knits can seem daunting when you’re just starting out, but with this guide, you’ll see that caring for hand-knitted items isn’t that difficult at all! We’ve all been there-you're a new knitter and have just finished a beautiful project and suddenly realize that you either don’t know how to wash it or (horror!) wash it wrong and end up with a felted clump of wool. So, before you toss your new project in the wash or put it in the cupboard until next season, first read this article. The main thing to remember with handknits is...

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6 Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Hand-dyed and Mill-dyed Yarn

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6 Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Hand-dyed and Mill-dyed Yarn

Have you ever wondered how yarn is dyed or what the differences between hand-dyed and mill-dyed yarn are? Then read on! We all know the bliss of seeing all the skeins of yarn that are just waiting to be turned into a wide variety of hand-knitted items, like our supporters gear. But have you ever stopped to wonder how all those magnificent colors and color-effects are created? In this post, we take a closer look. How is yarn dyed or colored? Yarn is dyed or colored through the use of different types of dyes that are applied either before or...

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Knitting Needle Conversions From Metric to US and UK sizes

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Knitting Needle Conversions From Metric to US and UK sizes

Because different countries may use different numbers for the same size knitting needles, it’s important to always check which type of pattern you’re using and that you’re using the correct size needles. Our handy, downloadable, knitting needle conversion chart and explanation makes this super easy! How Knitting Needle Sizes Work The good news is that the size of the needles remains the same across straight, double-pointed needles (also called DPNs), and circular needles. So, for instance, a KnitPal 4mm straight knitting needle will have the same diameter than a KnitPal circular knitting needle. The lengths of the needles do differ...

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7 Top Beginner Knitter Questions Answered

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7 Top Beginner Knitter Questions Answered

Are you a beginner knitter? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are the answers to seven questions beginner knitters often ask:

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