Patterns, Yarn

A seasonal choice – chunky yarns

At this time of year chunky yarns are definitely on our radar. As the weather turns colder, we, of course, love the comfort of a soft snuggly chunky knit. And with Christmas on the horizon, chunky yarn allows us to rustle up a few extra gifts quite quickly. But that doesn’t mean those knits will… Continue reading A seasonal choice – chunky yarns

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Top tips for scarf knitting

We are off to Harrogate for the Knitting and Stitching Show, where our lovely volunteers will be teaching people to knit and crochet, and our Yarn Doctor will be solving your technique and pattern problems. You can find us in the Royal Hall near the stage and the Christmas tree. You can also join us… Continue reading Top tips for scarf knitting

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Knitting tips: Try mattress stitch for neat seams

When we are out and about at events, one topic our yarn doctors are often asked about is sewing up. A lot of you don’t enjoy this aspect of finishing your projects and some say it is because their sewing doesn’t look neat. For straight seams, mattress stitch is a great choice and once you… Continue reading Knitting tips: Try mattress stitch for neat seams