With so many young people taking up the knitting needles again, stores are beginning to offer more and more options for knitting accessories. If you are one of the many knitters that have taken up the craft in an attempt to save money and join the frugal DIY crowd, this can make it hard to[Read More]
When you first decide to learn to knit, the knitting supplies aisle can be a daunting place. There are so many options that it can be overwhelming deciding what you really need, and what is just a fun extra designed for knitters that like the latest and greatest contraptions. While those high-end stitch markers, blocking[Read More]
Before you can begin needle felting, you need to make sure you have the proper needle felting tools. This art form is the process of adding felted embellishments to a base fabric, which is growing in popularity these days since so many fiber artists are noticing the benefits of felt. While standard wet felting doesn’t[Read More]
With traditional knitters, the term “flat knitting” means to knit a flat garment by turning your work after each row, and using a combination of knit and purl stitches. This technique is used to create most handmade pieces of flat knitting that you see. However, in the industrial knitting world, flat knitting means something entirely[Read More]
If you are considering taking up knitting, you’ve probably already started looking into knitting tools you might need at your local craft store. Don’t fret if the choices you found were completely overwhelming. Many of the items you see in the store are fun extras you can buy later on. Here you can learn more[Read More]
Knitting lessons come from many different places, and people. Some of us were taught by a grandmother or an aunt, or even a friend. Others picked up the craft without any formal knitting lessons, teaching themselves with books and online sources. There’s also the choice of paying for knitting lessons from places like Michaels, other[Read More]
Searching for yarn online is a perfect example of something old and something new coming together. In this technological age that we live in, so many things that are considered old fashioned have been swept under the rug. The good news is that one of these things is making a big comeback – knitting! While knitters used to have to go to department stores or craft speciality stores to purchase their materials, now that we have the internet, buying yarn online is an easy way to get exactly what you want!
Different knitting needles are needed for different knitting jobs. It is not like some needlecrafts where you can cheat and use the same needles for different threads or knitting yarns. When it comes to knitting jobs, about the only time you want to change the needle size from the recommended size is when you are[Read More]