Knitting Yarn 101

Mar 31

Yarn Storage Ideas And Best Practices

Knitting Yarn 101

Whether you’re in the mood to start decluttering craft supplies throughout your house, or just want to focus on your yarn, I have some tips for you to store your yarn in various ways. I’ll go through sorting and storing your yarn first. Because we all organise in different ways I’ve got lots of ideas […]

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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 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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Jan 28

What is Aran Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

Last week we took a look at worsted yarn and found out exactly why it’s called worsted and what worsted means. We’re going to go through the intricacies of aran yarn today. And recognise that ‘aran knitting’ is also a widely used term as well as ‘aran yarn’. To subscribe to the Knit With Hannah […]

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Jan 21

What is Worsted Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

There are lots of terms in knitting that we recognise in every day life. Then there are those that confuse us as we’ve never heard them before! Worsted is one of them. The word ‘worsted’ derives from a small village in Norfolk, England which has a strong history connected to wool, sheep, weaving and industry. […]

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