Does Knitting or  Crochet  use more yarn?
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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…

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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…

I knitted a sock!
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I knitted a sock!

Last night I grafted together the toe of my first ever sock, and wore it for an hour while casting on its match. Oh, the comfort! No shop-bought sock could compare. The early efforts I made were quite hilarious, however. Below are some of my disasters on the journey to getting this sock knitted. I…

Crochet hooks, knitting needles, tension and gauge.
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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…