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How to Keep Moths Away from Your Yarn and Knitting (and Save Your Stash If They’re Already There)

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How to Keep Moths Away from Your Yarn and Knitting (and Save Your Stash If They’re Already There)

The last thing that you want to happen to your yarn stash is having it destroyed by moths. The moth larvae can wreak havoc on especially wool fibers, chewing holes into favorite woolens and balls of yarn. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep your stash and finished items moth-free! We’ll also show you what to do if you do find moths in your stash. Part 1: Keeping your stash free of moths Moths are attracted to wool fibers and their larvae feed on these protein fibers. They especially like dirty and dusty wool or wool that smells...

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Your Guide to Merino Wool and Yarn

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Your Guide to Merino Wool and Yarn

If you’re moving in knitting circles, one of the most common types of wool people talk about, is Merino. But what exactly is Merino wool and what makes it special?  What is Merino wool? Merino wool refers to the fleece of the Merino breed of sheep as well as the yarn that is spun from it. The Merino sheep Merino sheep, which was originally bred in Spain during the Middle Ages, are bred predominantly for their wool. The Merino must also be shorn at least once a year as their wool doesn’t stop growing and not shearing them can have...

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Where to Find Free Patterns to Show Your Team Spirt?

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Where to Find Free Patterns to Show Your Team Spirt?

Part of the fun of the game day is dressing up to show off your team spirit and your team colors. And what better way to do that than through projects you made yourself or made for others! Finding free patternsThe internet is full of free knitting and crochet patterns, but not all of them are error-free. Knowing how to choose the best patterns is, therefore, a great skill to have. Read this blog post about the best way to choose a free pattern to make. Here are some places where you can find good quality free patterns:● Lovecrafts: Though...

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