Friday, December 15, 2017

Keeping Track of Needle/Hook Size

Not So Granny shares a simple trick she uses to remember the needle or hook size she is using for a project. 

She simply ties knots in the tail end of the yarn to note what the needle or hook size she's using  

Read more here

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Crocheting a Hat that Fits

Not So Granny shares a formula to make a top down crochet hat that fits.

Her formula can be found here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Securing a Shawl

If you like to wear shawls in a bandana style, try this tip from Not So Granny who states, "I live a pretty busy lifestyle (who doesn’t though!) which involves lots of walking near windy fens, leaning down to help/pick up after small children, getting tugged at by small children, running after small children…the list goes on and all of these things can unwind the shawl or scarf from your neck, particularly shorter one skein shawls."

She shares her tip for keeping the shawls safely secure

Monday, December 11, 2017

How to Measure Yarn


Calculating the yardage for a project is only half of the story. Getting an accurate measurement of your stitches is a crucial, as this is the measurement that you’ll be using for all of your calculations!

Fresh Stitches blog shares tips for measuring your stitches to determine the amount of yarn needed.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fixing a Sweater's Fit

Kristen (Cozy Things) knit a sweater that she loved, but it was too slouchy for her to love and wear. Finally, she decided to fix the sweater or to get rid of it. (We've all been there, right?)

Kristen decided to fix the sweater and grabbed her scissors. . .  It was a scary but successful operation.

Read about her ingenious solution here

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Using Hand Carders

Interweave's free wool combing and carding eBook shows spinners how to get the most out of their fiber combs and cards and how to get beyond commercially prepared fiber by trying new methods and a variety of wool carding tools. 

The free eBook can be found here.