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]

Warp Knitting and Weft Knitting Basics

Warp Knitting and Weft Knitting

Warp knitting and weft knitting are technical terms used to describe machine knitting. These terms describe both the length and width of yarn used, as well as how many needles on a machine get used. While the average hand-knitter does not usually know much about warp knitting and weft knitting, it is good information to[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]

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

Super fine yarn

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]

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]

How Creative Knitting Can Make You Big Money

Knitting Patterns

Writing your own knitting patterns can be a fun and rewarding way to take your craft to the next level and a great way to start earning money from your knitting skills. However, if you plan to sell or share your patterns with other knitters on websites like Ravelry.com or elsewhere, you should know that[Read More]

What is Double Knitting?

Double Knitting

Double knitting, or knitting two fabrics on one set of needles, is a knitting technique that defies all of the rules of standard knitting. For one, you can make reversible scarves and blankets, with the back showing the negative of the front. You can also make a stockinette stitch scarf that actually lays flat rather[Read More]