Summer yarns for knitting and crochet

What are the best summer yarns for knitting and crochet? Knitting and crochet can be used to create more than just cozy winter wear. With spring approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about making light and floaty things to wear. The secret to knitting and crocheting summer clothes is to use fine yarns.… Continue reading Summer yarns for knitting and crochet

Does Knitting or Crochet use more yarn?

Does crochet really use more yarn than knitting? And if so, how much more? This simple question can lead to heated debates in knitting and crochet groups. However, no one seems to have clear cut evidence for their answers. So, time for a few little experiments… But first, for those looking for the ‘too long/didn’t… Continue reading Does Knitting or Crochet use more yarn?

Acrylic Yarn Myths and Misunderstandings

There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about acrylic yarns and fabrics. The most commonly stated myths about acrylic are examined, to see if there is any truth to any of them. What people believe about acrylic. And why they believe that. In the facebook comment shown in the image above, a facebook user is commenting… Continue reading Acrylic Yarn Myths and Misunderstandings

Crochet hooks, knitting needles, tension and gauge.

What your crochet hook or knitting needles are made out of will affect your tension. Wood, plastic and resin hooks will give a looser tension, while metal will be firmer. I did a small experiment to look at the amount of difference that a hook of the same size but different material could create. When… Continue reading Crochet hooks, knitting needles, tension and gauge.

Science with Yarn!

Whats almost as much fun as working with yarn? Thinking up daft science experiments you can try out in your kitchen, of course! In this ‘Science with yarn’ series of blog posts, yarn is going to be soaked in water, soaked in bleach, set on fire (bahahahaha, wicked fun) be tied to weights, and other… Continue reading Science with Yarn!