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What is a skein of yarn?

A helpful guide on what a skein of yarn is. What’s the difference between a hank and balls and the best way to use each of them. Ball, hank, or skein of yarn – before you embark on the wonderous fiber crafts journey, it probably all sounds the same to you. Or you don’t even …

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The best double-pointed knitting needles

A detailed review of the most popular double-pointed knitting needles sets, their pros and cons and which ones you should buy Do you want to start knitting socks? Or are you not satisfied with your current ones? And now you are wondering which double-pointed knitting needles are the best. Which set should you buy? Then …

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different skeins of double knitting weight yarn on a wooden board with a scissor and knitting needles

What is double knitting yarn / DK Weight Yarn

Everything you need to know about double knitting weight yarn. How to identify it, what it means, and what to knit with it. So, I assume you went to a store saw a beautiful skein or your pattern calls for a specific yarn. And, now you are wondering what is double knitting yarn exactly? What …

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Addi interchangeable knitting needles – Review

A detailed review of the addi click interchangeable knitting needles – a close look at the cables, joins & overall experience with the sets So, you are ready to buy a set of knitting needles? And that’s when the name “addi” popped up left and right. And now you are wondering if the addi interchangeable …

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The best knitting podcasts

A list of my personal favorite knitting podcasts, vlogs, and youtube channels I like to listen to/watch while working on my projects. Knitting is fun and sometimes almost like meditation. But let’s be honest: When you need to zoom through a large panel of stockinette stitches, it also can become a bit tedious. Not everyone …

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a hank of alpaca yarn on a wooden board

Knitting with alpaca yarn – How it feels and what to knit with it

Everything you need to know about the fiber, how to knit with alpaca yarn, and helpful tips. I have a confession to make: I’m an incredibly sensitive person and I can’t stand the (perceived) itchiness of standard wool. And in all my years of knitting, one fiber became my favorite alternative. So, this post is …

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My knitting toolkit – Essential items I need for every project

A detailed look at my personal knitting toolkit. What’s always in it and why. There are tons of different knitting tools out there. While they certainly all serve their unique purpose, you don’t need to carry them around all the time. So, in this post, I will focus exclusively on the ones I always have …

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skeins of 100% yak wool in yellow and brown

Yak Yarn: Everything you need to know about the luxury fiber

Sharing my experience knitting with yak yarn and everything you need to know about its properties and how to care for it. Have you seen a luxurious skein of yak yarn? And now you are wondering what it’s like knitting with it? How soft is it? And what about the stitch definition of the rare …

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A couple of the best gifts for knitters

The best gifts for knitters 2023

Perfect knitting gift ideas for advanced knitters and beginners. Unique or inexpensive presents for Christmas, birthdays, etc Knitting is an incredibly rewarding hobby but non-knitters often see it as a bit of an enigma. If you have never knitted a single stitch, finding the perfect present for a knitter can be quite a challenge. What …

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Knitting needles on a plane for a simple sock pattern

Can you bring knitting needles on a plane?

National or international flights: Can you take knitting needles on a plane as part of your carry-on bags? What’s allowed and what isn’t. So, you are about to embark on an epic trip, perhaps even going overseas? And now you are wondering: Can you bring knitting needles on a plane, right? It would be the …

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