Helpful Hints and Tips

Do I really have to swatch?

The short answer? Yes! The long answer has something to do with wanting to make sure that the finished product comes out the right size, the yarn works for the project and that you ensure that things aren’t going to go awry (at least as much as you can). The answer that you hopefully come to is that you WANT to make a gauge swatch. 

Do I really have to swatch?

Read, before Knit

Somewhere buried deep in your subconscious, is the saying “Read all the directions before you start,” That made sense when you were in grade school and were taking a test for a grade, but, for some reason, once we add some pretty, colorful string, sharp pointy objects, and a must-have finished object dangling in front of us, all of that advice seems to disappear.

Read, before Knit

Top 5 Videos to Learn to Knit From.

Want to learn to knit? Earlier this week we talked about the tools and materials you might need. Today we wanted to talk about some ways to actually go about learning to knit. If you can't take a class in person the Internet can be a great resource, but it can also be overwhelming. So we went through and picked our our top 5 videos that can teach you how to knit. 

Top 5 Videos to Learn to Knit From.

Learn to knit; what do I need?

Learning to knit is one of the most valuable skills you can acquire. The great thing about knitting is that with a few basic starter pointers and an easy-to-follow knitting kit, you can be well on your way to creating fantastic woollen designs for yourself and your family and friends. If you’re new to knitting, the thousands of wools, yarns and tools and accessories can be daunting. So we’ve put together a simple guide on what you need to learn to knit.

Learn to knit; what do I need?