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10 Tips for storing your yarn!

April 11, 2019

Don’t we all love to buy yarn? Whether you need it or not immediately, it is very hard to not buy a yarn you’re liking in a yarn store, too tempting to ignore ordering yarn, when there is sale in your favourite online store… We all knitters face this dilemma, and most of us give … Continue reading "10 Tips for storing your yarn!" Read more

Don’t we all love to buy yarn? Whether you need it or not immediately, it is very hard to not buy a yarn you’re liking in a yarn store, too tempting to ignore ordering yarn, when there is sale in your favourite online store…

We all knitters face this dilemma, and most of us give in to temptation too, but that’s the easiest part…buying yarn! What is difficult is to store and organise your yarns in a way that your house doesn’t start looking like a yarn store.

We have a few tips to offer for organising and storage of yarns, hope you’ll find them useful..

Tip # 1: Store your yarns in clear poly bags, neatly labelled, preferably in similar colours. Whites, light pinks, yellows can go together  while blacks, browns and deep reds can go together. Label your bags with brand/fibre-type/date of purchase.

Tip # 2: Store hanks and balls separately. We advise to store yarn as hanks till they are needed. Making and storing yarn as balls might stretch them out, so keep that in mind.

Tip # 3: Another way to store yarn is to store similar fibres/weights together. You can store pure wool, cottons, silks together.

Tip # 4: It is good to keep yarn that would be used in a specific season in vacuum sealed bags.

Tip # 5: Make sure your yarns balls are neatly made, and hanks are not tangled when you store them.

Tip # 6: If you have a pattern in mind when buying yarn, write it on a paper or take a print out and staple it to the yarn bag so you can recollect later.

Tip # 7: Clear plastic boxes are also great to store yarn, and you can stack them one over the other.

Tip # 8: Another good idea is to store all current projects (WIPs) together, in a separate container or polybag.

Tip # 9: Saree storage bags are great to store wool and silk yarns, as they are moth resistant.

Tip # 10: Make sure you keep your yarn stash dry and away from moisture.

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Knitting is the new Yoga!Knitting relieves stress and calms the mind!

March 29, 2019

There has been ongoing research on the health benefits of knitting. Many experts believe that the repetitive motion of knitting calms the mind and increases self-consciousness. But can we compare knitting to yoga! We certainly can! Let’s see how…. Knitting and Yoga are both ancient skills, that force the practitioner to halt and take note … Continue reading "Knitting is the new Yoga!" Read more

There has been ongoing research on the health benefits of knitting. Many experts believe that the repetitive motion of knitting calms the mind and increases self-consciousness. But can we compare knitting to yoga! We certainly can! Let’s see how….

Knitting and Yoga are both ancient skills, that force the practitioner to halt and take note of one’s surroundings. Both these put the body into meditative mode. Mindfulness increases self-awareness and relieves stress.

Knitting is not only stress-relieving, it has been proven that knitting improves hand-eye coordination, concentration and capability to learn. It is an excellent hobby for school kids as it helps them study better and they get a sense of accomplishment out of their knitting projects. A lot of schools today are realising the positive effects of knitting and have inculcated teaching of knitting in their curriculums.

What are your views on this topic? Comment below on how knitting has benefitted you, and how it relieves your stress.

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Patterns - Accessories

New to Crochet? Try this easy hat..

March 25, 2019

  This hat is the perfect project for you, if you’ve just learnt how to crochet and are looking for a quick project for practice. Instructions are available in both Hindi and English, and you need just half a hank of Vardhman Fusion for the hat. Give it a try and let us know how your … Continue reading "New to Crochet? Try this easy hat.." Read more

 

This hat is the perfect project for you, if you’ve just learnt how to crochet and are looking for a quick project for practice. Instructions are available in both Hindi and English, and you need just half a hank of Vardhman Fusion for the hat. Give it a try and let us know how your hat turned out!

Download and print the PDF pattern on Ravelry

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Hurdle Stitch Coasters

March 13, 2019

  Perfect project for a lazy weekend, these pretty coasters knit up in no time, and what’s more, you can make two sets of six, in just one ball of Vardhman Bling. A great project for beginners, though experienced knitters find it equally refreshing! Steam blocking the finished coasters gives them the perfect finish. Make … Continue reading "Hurdle Stitch Coasters" Read more

 

Perfect project for a lazy weekend, these pretty coasters knit up in no time, and what’s more, you can make two sets of six, in just one ball of Vardhman Bling. A great project for beginners, though experienced knitters find it equally refreshing! Steam blocking the finished coasters gives them the perfect finish.

Make these as quick gifts for friends and family, and don’t forget to share pictures of your coasters with us. Tag us to your facebook/Instagram post as @vardhmanknitworld or use the hashtag #vardhmanknittingyarn

Find this pattern on Ravelry here

Materials required –

Vardhman Bling – 50g for a set of six coasters
Needles – 3.50mm/Indian Size 10
Ring stitch markers – 2 no.

 

 

Finished measurement

Each coaster measures 4” X 4”

Abbreviations Used

CO – cast on
BO – bind off
sts – stitches
k – knit
p – purl
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker
WS – Wrong Side
RS – Right Side

 

Instructions

With 3.5mm needles, CO 23 sts

Set up row (WS) – k2, pm, k till 2 sts remain, pm, k2

Begin Hurdle Stitch:
Row 1 (RS) – knit all sts
Row 2 – knit all sts
Row 3 – k2, sm, *k1p1, repeat from * till one st before the next marker, k1, sm, k2.

Row 4 – k2, sm, *p1k1, repeat from * till one stitch before the next marker, p1, sm, k2.

Repeat rows 1-4 six more times

Next row – removing markers, knit all sts
Next row – knit all sts
next row – knit all sts
Next row – BO all sts knitwise.

Steam block the finished coasters after weaving in the yarn tails.

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Patterns

Bright Orange Sweater

January 22, 2019

Yarn: Vardhman Mohair plus knitting yarn Needle No.: 10 Quantity: 500 g Front: Cast on 120 sts and knit 1X1 border of 4.5”. Then start with pointel knit making mesh in V-shape. knit 2.5” and cast 50-50 sts for sleeves on both sides and knit them together in the same pattern till 15”. Back: Knit … Continue reading "Bright Orange Sweater" Read more

Yarn: Vardhman Mohair plus knitting yarn
Needle No.: 10
Quantity: 500 g

Front: Cast on 120 sts and knit 1X1 border of 4.5”. Then start with pointel knit making mesh in V-shape. knit 2.5” and cast 50-50 sts for sleeves on both sides and knit them together in the same pattern till 15”.

Back: Knit same as front.

Neck: Join both the front and back neck panels (cast off 5 sts after knitting 6 sts to create the neck) Pick neck sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 1.5” and cast off.

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