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Many people who find wool irritating are not really allergic to wool. There are many differences in quality and processing that affect the softness and comfort of natural protein fibers. Know the difference and decide whether wool is a fiber you should wear or work with in your knitting.
Knitting twisted stitches
Learn a simple method to correct twisted knit stitches. Learning to correct twisted stitches will help you to understand how yarn behaves and make you a better knitter. Overcoming twisted stitches is a great learning experience for the new knitter.
Repurposing Sweaters for Yarn
Whether you are looking to save money by unravelling old or used sweaters, or you have found the perfect yarn in a garment you would rather take apart and use, the skill of repurposing old sweaters for new yarn is one every knitter or fiber hobbyist should know how to do!
Natural Plant Dyes Book Review
Book Review of Sasha Duerr's natural plant dye guide. This book has great photos and lots of inspiration. Read the review to find out if it has the kind of information you want to dye your knitted and other textile crafts.
How to Find a Yarn Substitution
You have a great pattern you want to knit from, but you can’t get the recommended yarn. Don’t sweat this problem – read this article for the six factors for finding a yarn you can substitute for your project.
Aran Knitting - Book Review
Starmore’s book on Aran Knitting is full of patterns and history that changed the way many knitters thought about Aran Sweaters. A new edition of this book has been released – find out if it is something to add to your knitting library.
How to Weave In Yarn Ends
All of those annoying little yarn tails can leave you feeling like you are the one hanging. Find out the best ways to deal with ends.
Caring For Your Hand Knits
Once you have created a beautiful knitted piece, you want to make sure it retains its beauty for as long as possible. Read this to find out how to properly care for your hand knits
Blocking Your Knits
Blocking your hand knit fabric is an important step in finishing your knitted piece. Avoid mistakes that could ruin your work, and learn to block so that your work is enhanced. Read this article on blocking for important blocking advice.
Lifted Increase Tutorial
Often the most invisible increase in stockinette knitting is the lifted increase. Read this tutorial to find out how to do the lifted increase, and get the slant correct that it produces.
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