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Tips to Choosing the Right Knitting Yarn for Your Project

Choosing a knitting yarn can be a rather daunting process, especially if you have just started knitting as a project and you are still learning the ropes, so to speak. Yarn comes in a variety of weights, which identifies the thickness of the yarn. You will also soon learn that …

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The Benefits of Jersey Sheets

While not as fancy as satin or silk sheets, jersey sheets are incredibly comfortable and wonderful to sleep in. They are not only comfy, but they also keep you warm in the winter while keeping you cool in the summer. In fact, they are so versatile you may never want …

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All About Our Favorite Jerseys

What is a Jersey? The name was first given to a fabric. This fabric got its name as it was manufactured on the island of Jersey. It is a well-knit fabric, also called plain knit or single knit. An earlier version of this fabric was for fisherman’s clothing. It was …

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Smartwool Gloves, A Comparison Review

In this review of Smartwool Gloves I think you will find a glove that will work in just about any situation or weather condition. All of these gloves offer the brilliant Smartwool Merino wool as a main fiber in manufacturing offering you non-itchy warmth, odor control, warmth when wet, and …

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Learning The Amazing Passap Knitting Machine

The first genuine handknitting machine made its debut in 1939 on the occasion of the Swiss National Exhibition. It had been constructed by Ernst Luchsinger, helped by an emigrant from Hungary.Although the use of this knitting machine involved a fair amount of hand work, results were 5 to 8 times …

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Teaching Children to Knit

Just because you did not learn how to knit at your grandmother’s knee does not mean you will never be able to knit. It is never too late to start learning. Knitting can be useful, money-saving, soothing, meditative and even quite addictive. Arguably these are good selling-points in a modern, …

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Baby Crochet

Baby Crochet patterns that are made by hand are made with love. Crochet hats, crochet toys, crochet hanger patterns, knitted hangers, baby blankets and baby booties will be required from baby’s first few weeks of life. My baby clothing patterns are all worked in 3 ply 100% nylon baby yarn. …

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Sewing Machines: A Brief History of the Merrow Sewing Machine Company

Founded in 1838, The Merrow Machine Company is a leading manufacturer of sewing machines. The company was established by Mr. Joseph Merrow, a gunpowder manufacturer. Today Merrow is one of the largest and most popular suppliers of textile sewing equipment and industrial sergers. The company not only creates quality overlock …

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