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Notched Yarn Bowls Enhance the Knitting Experience

The modern solution to keeping yarn clean as a knitting project progresses is the notched yarn bowl: an essential accessory for knitters today. Gone are the days of having a yarn ball travel across a not so clean floor as it unravels while knitting. Grandmother may have placed her yarn …

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T-Shirts – Common Terms Explained

T-shirt manufacturers use many terms to describe their products. The terms are not always consistent and it helps to have a reference guide. The following is the official Green Man T-Shirts Guide to understanding t-shirt terms: 20s, 20/1, 20s single: Unit of measurement that defines the fineness of cotton thread. …

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Knitting – Getting Gauge Without Knitting a Gauge

Ok, I admit it – I’m lazy. Of course, that admission is not really a big surprise to anyone who knows me. In fact, I read recently that most successful business owners are lazy – that they are constantly trying to come up with new ways to reduce their workload! …

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Cotton Yarn Vs Acrylic for Crochet Dishcloths and Scrubbers

In general, I prefer to use cotton yarn when crocheting dishcloths and scrubbies. This is primarily because cotton is natural, soft and durable. However, over the years, I’ve had many crocheters tell me that they prefer to use acrylic for washcloths and scrubbies. So really, it boils down to personal …

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Why You Should Consider Joining a Knitting Group

Over recent years, one of the most common pastimes from years ago has made a major comeback – knitting is now widely enjoyed by people around the world, and not just for the practical purposes of making a jumper for Christmas. People are now taking up the hobby for numerous …

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What You Need to Start Knitting

Knitting Of all the different types of needlework, knitting is one of the most popular. Knitting is a specific type of needlework that is identified by the process of looped stitches pulled through one another. Knitting is commonly used to make clothing and accessories such as hats, scarves, sweaters and …

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Circular Knitting Needles – Basic Facts

Many beginner knitters and even experienced knitters have never tried circular knitting needles before, but knitters that use them generally love using them. I too love to use them! If you have never tried knitting with them it is time to get into the loop of circular knitting, so to …

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Knit One, Bead One

I believe the first thing I ever knitted was a copy of some pieces of a knitted Father Christmas my Mum had made for me. It was whilst playing with him after Christmas that my interest was first captured – about his beard and how it was made, and “Will …

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