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Knitting Yarn 101

Jul 13

What Is 4 ply Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

DK, Chunky, bulky, sock, fingering, lace weight, aran, worsted, and yes, 4 ply…. All weights of yarn, some the same, some stand-alone, but all weights of yarn that we are likely to encounter at some point in our knitting journey- if only to identify the yarn that we don’t need, when searching for yarn that […]

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Jul 04

Yarn Review 2018

Knitting Yarn 101

Let’s talk about Yarn! I have been knitting with a few new yarns over the last year and have some reviews ready for you. I’ll talk more about the five yarns that I loved the most in the video. To my surprise they were mostly chunky yarns- surprising as I do use a wide range […]

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Apr 24

What is DK Yarn?

Beginner Knitters 101 , Knitting Yarn 101

If you’re searching a yarn store and constantly see the phrase, ‘dk yarn’ you might start scratching your head,  (or stroking your beard!) while wondering why these two initials came together and began describing a yarn. Everywhere you see it. Is it another part of the secret knitting jargon that is driving you batty and […]

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Sep 19

You can be the colour knitting guru!

Knitting Yarn 101

Knitting with colour seems a long way off when you start knitting. You knit a blue hat for a newborn baby boy, maybe a purple scarf for your Auntie and as you get a bit more adventurous you discover the variegated yarn that makes your knitting look like you’re the Fair Isle queen and your […]

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Sep 05

Are You A Witty Knitter?

Knitting Yarn 101

I love remembering the days when I would gather with my friends and chit-chat about knitting, all of us sharing the space to discuss our latest projects and read our knitting magazines. Those days aren’t that far behind me, but it’s a different world. For me it’s different because I realised that my health wouldn’t […]

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