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Is alpaca fibre hypoallergenic?

Have you ever wondered what makes alpaca "poor man's cashmere?" You may have asked yourself, "Is alpaca fibre hypoallergenic? Why is it so soft? Why are there different kinds?" We're here to answer the call! 

Is alpaca fibre hypoallergenic?

Best beach knitting and crochet patterns for summer

Sizzle! The summer heat means that we all want to head to the beach to cool off. Lucky for us, it's the perfect place for beach knitting and crochet patterns to take the limelight!

Best beach knitting and crochet patterns for summer

One ball challenge: free lace scarf knitting pattern

This month, our knitter across the pond in Canada has created a brand new free lace scarf knitting pattern with one skein of yarn! We love what she came up with, and we know you will too. 

One ball challenge: free lace scarf knitting pattern

What goes into designing a pattern?

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a pattern? Knitting and crochet designer Anna Nikipirowicz stopped by to tell us her process!

What goes into designing a pattern?

Best free Easter knitting patterns

Don't hunt for free Easter knitting patterns like you would for eggs: we curated a list of some of our favourites from around the web!

Best free Easter knitting patterns

The rarest yarn in the world

Have you ever wondered what the rarest yarn in the world could be? We tracked some down so we could tell you about vicuna yarn!

The rarest yarn in the world

The importance of natural fibres

What's the deal with natural fibres? We talked to blogger Ashlee Lackovic about why natural fibres are important to the craft community and the planet.

The importance of natural fibres
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