A great question come up in the Perfectly Knotty Facebook VIP Group about how to get your self-striping yarn stripes to match. When you're making a garment and the parts and pieces are different sizes, and your yarn is self-striping, the color blocks are not going to be the same number of rows. A … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Self-Striping Yarn Stripes to Match: A Tutorial
Blending Yarns of Different Dye Lots: A Guide to Striping Technique Crocheting and knitting can be fun and relaxing hobbies, but it can also be frustrating when the dye lots of your yarn don't match! This can be especially obvious when you shift from one skein to the next, and becomes more … [Read more...] about What to do When Dye Lots Don’t Match
There have been many times in my life and when I had my store, when people would come to me because a loved one had passed and left behind yarn and supplies they didn't know what to do with. Often saying something like "You do yarn stuff. You can use this." Not always the case, but their … [Read more...] about How to Wash Old Yarn
In this tutorial I'll show you how to find the right pattern on Ravelty for the yarn you already have. Have you ever had a pretty pile of yarn, maybe 3-4 skeins, or even just 1-2, and wondered how to figure out what you could even do with it? Maybe you want to know how to find the right project … [Read more...] about Find Patterns on Ravelry
I get asked this several times a week.My response?Crochet and knitting are peers, not denigrating mortal enemies.One is not better than the other any more than water color paintings are better than oil paintings.What do I mean by that? Here's a quick synopsis.Crochet and knitting do different … [Read more...] about What is better, Crochet or Knitting?