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6 Great Reasons to Buy KnitPal Team Spirit Knitting Kits

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6 Great Reasons to Buy KnitPal Team Spirit Knitting Kits

With so many wonderful knitting patterns to choose from, you may wonder why you should rather buy a kit than just a pattern or even to use a free pattern. Here are five reasons why a knitting kit may just be the best choice for you. You know the pattern has been tested with the yarn you’re going to use One of the main reasons why you should rather use a knitting kit for your projects is that you can then be assured that the pattern hasn’t just been tested thoroughly, but also that you are using the exactly right...

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What Makes KnitPal’s Team Spirit Yarn Different?

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What Makes KnitPal’s Team Spirit Yarn Different?

Beautiful, rich colors, quality yarn, trendy patterns, and a loving spirit are all ingredients that give KnitPal’s Team Spirit Yarn its personality and uniqueness.  What type of yarn does KnitPal sell? KnitPal’s hand-dyed wool is Merino wool that comes mainly from Peru. You’ll probably recognize the name “merino” even if you’ve never knitted or crocheted with it yourself. After all, who can resist touching the oh-so-soft merino skeins in the local wool shop? Merino wool is actually wool that comes from a certain breed of sheep (called Merino), and is not just a description of just any kind of wool....

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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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Your Guide to Yarnbombing and How to Make Your Yarnbombing Environmentally Friendly

Your Guide to Yarnbombing and How to Make Your Yarnbombing Environmentally Friendly

Find out more about yarnbombing, how you can also become part of this art movement, and how you can keep your yarnbombing projects environmentally friendly!   What is yarnbombing? Yarnbombing is a type of street art where the yarn is used in some form (knitted, crocheted, latch-hooked, cross-stitched, amigurumi or wrapped) to decorate an object in the public environment. It’s also called “knitfiti” by some as it reminds one of graffiti or even guerrilla knit and crochet.  According to Urban Yarnage, “Yarn bombing is now a national and international art movement that encompasses projects that range in scale from very small...

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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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