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Never run out of yarn when casting on…Helpful tips for knitters

June 19, 2019

Useful knitting tips and tricks for every knitter. Read more

Ever gone wrong with your estimate for yarn when casting on for a new project? Generally people either fall short of yarn during casting on a lot of stitches, or end up with a very long tail after they have cast on. Falling short of yarn leads to heartbreak when we have to rip apart the entire cast on and cast on again, and having a very long yarn tail leads to wastage of yarn. We promise you this would never happen again, if you follow this easy trick when you cast on for your next project…..

The next time you have to cast on, take two balls of the yarn for cast on, or take out both ends of a yarn ball, and make a slip knot with both strands.

Now with both strands of yarn, cast on the number of stitches you want.

IMPORTANT – When counting stitches, do not count the slip knot.

After casting on the required stitches, cut yarn from one of the balls. Knit the first row, being careful not to knit the slip knot. When you reach the slip knot, remove it from the needle and open the knot.

 

Did you find this tip helpful? Do let us know in the comments below.

Happy knitting!!

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Knitted fridge magnets

June 17, 2019

These super cute fridge magnets are great fun to knit and can be made in under 30 minutes! Let us see how!   Supplies needed: You would need a few toothpicks, beads, glue, coin shaped magnets, some yarn, size 2 mm needles, and a pair of scissors. Begin by putting some glue on the tip … Continue reading "Knitted fridge magnets" Read more

These super cute fridge magnets are great fun to knit and can be made in under 30 minutes! Let us see how!

 

Supplies needed: You would need a few toothpicks, beads, glue, coin shaped magnets, some yarn, size 2 mm needles, and a pair of scissors.

Begin by putting some glue on the tip of a toothpick, then carefully place a bead on it.

 

We now have our tiny knitting needles ready!

Now with the yarn, cast on 10 sts on 2 mm needles, and knit 10 rows.

Knit 5 sts in the next row, and carefully transfer the stitches to the two toothpicks…

Now cut the yarn, leaving a 10 inch tail, and wrap the tail around the crossed toothpicks. Secure the yarn end with glue.

Now glue the magnet to the back of your work, and your fridge magnet is ready!

Do let us know in the comments if you decide to give this tutorial a try!

 

Happy Knitting!!

 

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Steam Blocking Acrylic Yarn Projects

April 29, 2019

Blocking acrylic knit and crochet projects not only helps them lay flat, but also gives your projects a neat finish. The best way to block your knits with acrylic yarn is to steam bock them. Here is what you need for blocking – your project, a flat steam-proof surface ( can be the iron board, … Continue reading "Steam Blocking Acrylic Yarn Projects" Read more

Blocking acrylic knit and crochet projects not only helps them lay flat, but also gives your projects a neat finish. The best way to block your knits with acrylic yarn is to steam bock them.

Here is what you need for blocking – your project, a flat steam-proof surface ( can be the iron board, a blocking board, or simply a cotton towel), rust-proof blocking pins, a steam iron.

Here are a few steps that will show you how it is done:

Step # 1: Lay your project flat on the iron board.

Step # 2: With the help of pins, stretch it to required dimensions and pin it.

Step # 3: Using the steam function of the iron, release steam by constantly hovering the iron above your project.

Important Note: At no time should the iron touch the knitted piece.

Unblocked piece

 

Blocked piece, pinned to board

 

Steam Iron, use the cloud button to release steam

 

Hover over the piece, never touching it with iron
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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

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January 14, 2019

Like any learned skill, knitting is something you can get better at, and it Read more

Like any learned skill, knitting is something you can get better at, and it

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