A lot many times we all have associated yarns with only knitting. Even more times it has happened that you are left with a little ball of yarn which is too less to be used to make something big. But here are a few interesting ways which do not involve knitting at all and puts those little balls of yarns to work.
1. Reinvent a plain woven basket or cushions by adding some tassels. Add colours to your room.
2. Decorate ordinary desk accessories with a few stitches. A good way to make your workstation a cool station.
3. Use yarn scraps to make these cute little guys and girls. Hang them in varying sizes on a wall and they look as if they are dancing.
4. Just a few short pieces can make these super-cute bookmarks. Makes a book all the more cute.
5. Old bottles can become new again with some multi-coloured yarn. Simply keep them on a shelf and brighten up your room.
6. Turn any hanger into a nonslip hanger by wrapping yarn around it. For the times, when they are not in use.
Gifts make everyone happy and handmade gifts make everyone the happiest. The best thing about handmade gifts is that they speak volume of the love and care with which they are made. The gift has a personal touch which makes it special. Gift your father something special this Father’s Day. Vardhman Hand Knitting Yarns brings you ideas which are quick and easy to make with yarns.
Gifting your dad knitted socks would make a very thoughtful gift. You can also make the socks using crochets.
Use vibrant colours to make the laptop cover. It would make him smile every time he takes his laptop out of the bag. This is the apt gift for all the tech-savvy dads!
Knit or crochet your favourite pattern to make a muffler and a classic gift for your dad is all set by tomorrow. It will feel like your warm hug all throughout the winters.
Headbands are both fashionable and functional. Make a simple striped pattern with a good colour combination and voila! within an evening the perfect trendy gift for your dearest daddy is ready.
Wrapping with yarns
Lastly, if you are too late to knit and have already planned to gift him something else, you can use yarns to decorate your gift to make it look warm.
This father’s day, earn brownie points by making extra effort to surprise your dad with special handmade gifts. It is the gesture that always counts and expresses much more than words ever will.
Gone are those days when only grandmothers around the world used to knit sweaters, today Hollywood celebrities are bringing the cool back to knitting. Don’t believe us, here are a few celebrities who find knitting a pleasure to indulge in, whether as a relaxation technique or to pass the time on movie sets.
An avid knitter for years, Roberts is known to gift her hand knitted creations to her fellow crew members. Celebrity A-lister Jennifer Aniston has been spotted wearing many of Roberts’ pieces.
For those who think knitting is still a female pastime won’t believe Ryan Gosling has been bitten by the knitting bug too! Apparently, it all started on the sets of Lars and the Real Girl. The hours waiting in between taping scenes were endless, so Gosling got an all-day lesson from the females on set and he’s been hooked ever since.
Not only does Streep spend her time knitting between takes, but she is also known to introduce her co-stars to the knitting world.
Sarah Jessica Parker
While on the set of Sex and the City, Parker picked up the art of knitting back in 2005. She apparently knits whenever she finds the time.
Reportedly Middleton is very fond of knitting and wanted to knit a blanket for her royal baby.
Yes, Ashton Kutcher reportedly knits too! It even got him a spot in the Lenovo commercial.
So next time somebody tries to tell you that knitting is for oldies or ladies, pull out this list and nicely tell them they’re wrong.
The entire purpose of this very elementary knitting information is to teach the basic differences in yarn types and packaging available in the market. Yarn is packaged (or put up) in different forms, although the differences in yarn packaging shouldn’t have much effect on the yarn you choose, but the shape does determine how you work with them.
Balls are rounder and shorter, and are not wound to have a center pull end. Many of the popular yarns are sold in balls. If you try to pull from the center of a ball you will get a tangle.
A hank is a long loop of yarn that is twisted into a bundle. You cannot knit directly from a hank, you need to wind hanks into a cake or ball before you can use them.
A skein is similar to a ball, but it’s formed into a tubular shape. It’s the typical shape that most people think of when they think of yarn. Most of the yarn brands sell in this form Skein form as it is ready-to-use. It’s very common to hear the word ‘skein’ used to refer to ‘a unit of yarn’.
Donut Ball is center-pull, which distinguishes it from ‘balls’. It is used for packaging slippery luxury yarn that needs to boast its luster. The Donut Ball often depends on a label piercing its open center to give it structure, hence it falls apart once you remove the label and start knitting with it. Donut Balls need to be rewound into balls, without stretching the yarn, and then knit with it in that form.
A cake is what comes off of a ball-winder, a cylinder with a flat top and bottom. These bundles are center-pull, which means that you can pull the yarn from the center for knitting.
Yarn: Vardhman Butterfly Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 480 g
Front: Cast on 112 sts and knit 2X2 border of 1.5”. Then start with pointal and box pattern and in every 8th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 11”. Knit for 1” then in every 8th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till 7”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 3-2-1 manner. Knit for 3” and shape the neckline round in 4.5”. Keep 26-26 sts for shoulder.
Back: Knit same as front but the shape for the neckline to be round in 1” only.
Sleeves: Cast on 44 sts and knit 2X2 rib border for 1.5”. Then start with pointal and box pattern and in every 6th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 19”. Decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole shape and cast off all the sts in 3”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.
Neck: Pick neck sts and knit 2X2 rib border for 1.5” and cast off.