Weaving Ends In

What do you do if your end is too short to weave in?  Try to leave a longer yarn tail next time, but don't worry!  Run your needle through the stitches you want to weave the yarn through, then thread the yarn through the eye of the needle and draw it...

HAT DECREASES WARNING! MATH INVOLVED!

Get a piece of paper out and draw up two columns. Label column one "# of Stitches" and column two "Decreases". Let's say you have 60 stitches in your hat. Write that at the top... then write all the numbers that 60 can be divided by. 60 can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5,...

CIRCULAR NEEDLE ORGANIZATION

This storage box is called the Iris 4 x 6 photo keeper.  I purchased mine at Michaels (with a coupon) but they are also available at Joann's, Walmart and Amazon.  Here is the Joann's link. ALL of my circular needles fit in this handy case! There is enough room for...

Did You Know???

How do you know where to pull the yarn in from?  When you have a skein that is horizontal (like the one on the left), the end of the yarn will be on the left.  For skeins that are vertical (like the one on the right) the end of the yarn will pull out of...

TWO CROCHET TIPS!

To hide stitches: take the end of the stitch and crochet it into the other stitches a couple of times.   For projects using homespun yarn, metal hooks are better than...

WHAT DO I DO WITH MY SWATCHES?

Attn:  This is for those of you who actually swatch for gauge.  🙂 Think about using your swatches you make into a project themselves!  A patchwork cushion, baby blanket, coaster or scented...

TIP: A Little Knitting History

The English (or throw) method of knitting came about because folks believed it to be more refined and ladylike.  The throw method was also known during the Victorian era as the "drawing room position."  As hand-knitting segued from a way to earn a...

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