Mar 23

Yarn Ply Explained: All You Need To Know

Knitting Yarn 101

The ‘ply’ of a yarn is something that most knitters know exists, but what is it for? The multiple strands twisted together are obviously there for a reason. I’m sure you notice how different yarns knit up with different results. Some might be more fluffy, but perhaps that’s just the different fibre. Some might be […]

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Mar 17

What To Knit With Leftover Yarn

Knitting Yarn 101

When you’re buying new yarn the world is your oyster, you can pick out patterns from Ravelry, from your local yarn store, from Rowan’s new collections or make it up as you go! But choosing from your yarn stash is another thing. Deciding what to knit with leftover yarn, maybe spare from knitting a jumper […]

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Mar 15

Free knitting and yarn craft videos

Odds and Ends

Is your school closed because of the coronavirus pandemic? I have a gift for you today, that will keep away the boredom in the afternoons, after schoolwork has been completed. You may be aware of my course which introduces knitting and yarn crafts to children. It usually costs money, moolah, dosh. Not at the moment! […]

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Mar 10

Choosing Multi-Coloured Yarns For Knitting

Knitting Yarn 101

Choosing yarns for knitting can be great fun, and that fun increasing when the yarns do amazing things when you’re only knitting plain knit and purl! Multi-coloured yarns are a great option to add effects to your knitting without a lot of effort. But choosing the self-striping or rainbow yarn that does what you’d like […]

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Mar 03

Beginners Guide To Yarn Ball Bands

Knitting Yarn 101

You’ve started to knit! High five! But there’s one point that might feel like a hurdle. If you don’t understand the yarn that you’re knitting with, you can start to feel stuck. It may not knit up like you expect. The knitting might feel tight or loose, because of the yarn. And the finished result […]

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Feb 18

Finger Knitting: Stopping Half-Way

Finger Knitting

It’s very useful to have a contingency plan when finger knitting. Simply because your fingers are acting as needles. You don’t have the choice of putting your fingers down, like you would with knitting on needles, Let’s make it easier for you to answer the phone, or check Instagram to see how many likes your […]

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