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How could I take away the musty smell of wool yarn?

February 18th, 2010 · 5 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

The yarn is thicker, soft wool. Is soaking it in water an option? Try hanging it for awhile in a dry well ventilated area out of the sun. If that doesn’t work you can soak it in water with a little vinegar. Febreze might work too.

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What kind of yarn can you use for scarves?

February 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

I’d like for the colors to show up clearly, so nothing too heavy or fuzzy. What sort of yarn is soft, easy to work with, inexpensive, and doesn’t have a lot of loose fibers? Also, is wool too itchy? I make a lot of scarves and wraps and my favorite yarn for them is Caron […]

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How do you make yarn feel softer?

January 26th, 2010 · 8 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

I bought some Red Heart yarn for crocheting and I now want to knit scarves with the yarn but it feels too dry. How would I make it feel softer/less dry? Red Heart is an acryllic yarn and there isn’t much you can do to change its texture. Washing it may help, but putting it […]

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What is the best way to hold the yarn in your left hand when knitting?

January 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

I tried the technique used from knittinghelp.com, which is wrapping the yarn around your pinky and index finger. I found this way awkward and my pinky doesn’t have the strength to keep the yarn tight. I just learned to knit a couple of weeks ago and haven’t been wrapping the yarn around my fingers at […]

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How do yuo "carry" yarn up the sides when using a striped pattern in crochet?

January 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

Thanks in advance for all the helpful advice. I do not need to know how to change colors–I already know how to do that. What I need to know is how not to have a thousand yarn ends to weave in when I am done. I’ve read/heard that there is a way to carry the […]

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How to connect yarn to an existing knitting project?

January 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

Here’s the situation: I’m knitting my very first scarf. Now because this is the very first thing I’ve knitted, I’m running out of yarn to finish my scarf. I could take the project apart and start fresh with the right amount I’m sure. It’s just that, well I’ve already done that. Don’t want to do […]

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Yarn Over (yo)

August 15th, 2009 · 25 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

Instructional video for a yarn over increase Duration : 0:2:8 Technorati Tags: binding-off, crochet, hobbies, hobby, how-to, instructional, kitting, knit, knitting, purl, stitch, stockinette, wool, yarn

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How to make a yarn bracelet

August 13th, 2009 · 18 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

It’s really simple! All you really need is yarn and scissors. A great summer project for the kids when they are bored. They can make them for their friends and relatives as gifts Duration : 0:8:19 Technorati Tags: Bracelet, craft, creative, day”, easy, fun, Jewelry, kids, knitting, mother’s, yarn, Yarn bracelet

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How to Use a Yarn Swift

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments · How To Choose Yarn

This video will teach you how to set up and use a yarn swift for winding your yarn into a ball. You can purchase a yarn swift at http://www.knitpicks.com/Knitting+Yarn+Swift_AD80083.html?medid=YouTube Duration : 0:2:11 Technorati Tags: BALL, fiber, knit, knitpicks, knitting, lace, picks, skein, socks, Swift, winding, yarn

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How to Make Yarn Falls

August 9th, 2009 · 7 Comments · How To Choose Yarn

zomg yarn! Duration : 0:4:54 Technorati Tags: cyber, falls, hair, raver, yarn

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