Essential Circular Knitting Tips for Beginners

Knitting Tips for Beginners

Circular knitting is the practice of knitting in the round to create seamless tubes. Knitting in the round is ideal for many projects such as sweaters, socks, hats, and many more. A lot of knitters prefer knitting in the round for many reasons, but if you’ve never tried it, it may seem a little intimidating.[Read More]

Who and What Are Yarn Bombers?

yarn bomb girl

Yarn bombers are knitters and other fiber artists that create street art out of yarn. These artists have been around for years now, but they are still technically “underground,” and most of them hope to stay that way. While yarn bombing does not hold a strong punishment, it is still technically illegal, and most yarn[Read More]

Why I love Mega Knitting and You Should Too!

Grandma’s Knitting Style

Mega Knitting is a new knitting style that is taking over in the knitting community. So many people imagine that it is just knitting on large needles, which it is, but really, it is knitting on really large needles. This is definitely not your grandma’s knitting style, (PIC: …1990 “Grandma’s Knitting style”) but the benefit[Read More]

Basic Needle Felting Tools

needle felting tools

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]

Everything You Need to Know About Needle Felting

Needle Felting

If you’ve ever tried your hand at felting, you should know how addictive this art form is. Needle felting is also very popular and addictive. Unlike with wet felting, this is a dry felting process that uses needles or a barbed tool to fuse another layer of fiber onto a base piece of felt. It[Read More]

The Amazing Art of Felting

Felting

 Felting is the art of binding natural fibers like wool into a dense, stiff fabric called felt by using friction. This can be done with water or a needle, depending on what look you’re going for, but the overall practice uses heat and friction to bind natural fabrics. If you’ve ever had a wool sweater[Read More]

Warp Knitting vs. Weft Knitting – what you didn’t know!

Knitting Methods

Warp knitting is a method of knitting that takes the yarn through zigzags down the fabrics length and follows in adjacent columns rather than just one single row. This type of knitting is typically done on a machine as opposed to by hand. This is because this technique requires you to have separate yarn strands[Read More]

How to do Double Knitting – The Knitty Gritty!

double knitting

For the beginning knitter, the words double knitting may sound daunting and extremely complicated. The truth is that it can indeed be complicated but once you get started, it is like second nature. The key to getting to this comfortable spot is understanding the way the fabrics come together to make the perfect double knit[Read More]