What is the Difference Between Double Knitting Wool vs 4 Ply Yarn?

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Many knitters never bother to learn the differences between yarn types and weights. For example, they never learn what the difference is between double knitting wool vs 4 ply yarn. Learning what these terms mean and how they differ can make all the difference to your knitting abilities. By knowing the different yarn weights and[Read More]

The Top 4 Websites For Buying Yarn Online

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We all love stopping at our local yarn shop, we slowly move through the isles, touching the yarns, looking for the perfect colours and fibers – but if you know exactly what you want you can also find a wealth of yarn online. While you sacrifice being able to see and touch your purchase before[Read More]

Our Top Tips For Finding Yarn Online

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!

Linen Knitting Yarn Review

Linen is produced from the stem of the Flax plant and is a surprisingly durable, lightweight fabric and thread that has some really amazing durability and elasticity. The linen knitting yarn is no different here. While the term “linen” has become something of a rather vague and very broad category all its own, the linen[Read More]

Merino Knitting Yarn Review

Merino knitting yarn and the garments made from it are renowned for their warmth, softness and breathability, and because merino is generally less expensive than many of the more luxurious knitting yarns, it can be an ideal choice for your knitted projects. Merino knitting yarn is traditionally made from the wool of the Merino sheep[Read More]

Knitting Business Success Story – Sue from TasmanianFibre.com.au

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How does a single mum go from the backyard blues to running an International Fibre House that is now Tasmania's largest spinning supplier? It all began with a rather unusual wedding present from her new husband Barry – 2 Alpacas! But what was she to do with them? Two years on, the "Mount Roland Alpaca[Read More]

Silk Knitting Yarn Review

Using silk knitting yarn can give your creations a wonderful softness and sheen, and is a popular choice for knitting warm-weather clothes.  Traditionally, silk knitting yarn is made from purely silk fibres, but these days, many variations and combinations of silk knitting yarns are readily available including synthetic knitting yarns with many of the same[Read More]

Metallic Knitting Yarn Review

To paraphrase an old movie; “I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you!” While metal knitting yarn has long been used as a decoration, what many people do not know is that it actually serves a very important purpose above and beyond just making your already beautifully knitted garments even more beautiful. How many times have you[Read More]

Cashmere Knitting Yarn Review

Cashmere knitting yarns are well-known for being very soft, comfortable and lightweight while still providing an excellent source of protection against the weather and other elements. Cashmere Knitting Yarn comes originally from Cashmere Wool but not all of that comes from the region of Kashmir where it originated. In fact, China is the largest producer[Read More]

Alpaca Knitting Yarn Review

The traditional Alpaca Knitting Yarn comes from the South American Alpaca. The Alpaca is very similar to the Llama though much smaller and with longer hair. The hair of the young Alpaca is generally much softer and the preferred thread for making Alpaca Knitting Yarn. The hair from the older animals is much longer and[Read More]