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Where is the best place to buy knitting yarn on the internet?

April 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

There are many places to buy yarn online. Here are a few where you can find high quality yarn at discount prices. In addition, you can find some bargains on eBay, but make sure you ask questions so you know exactly what you’re bidding on.

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What would be a good storage device for yarn and knitting supplies?

April 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

I like to knit but in the summer I’m too busy so whats a good way to store all of my knitting stuff thats bug proof and not too bulky? I don’t have much space so I’m not sure where I can put it so any creative solutions would be appreciated. I use those underbed […]

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How do I add another color yarn when knitting?

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

I got a pattern to make a stripped kitten. Easy pattern, but I am still new at alternating yarn colors. Any suggestions on how I alternate different color yarns? I cant seem to figure it out. here is the link explaining you how to knit stripes http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingskills/p/stripes.htm see the examples in video links below and […]

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I need to know if the yarn on a knitting needle can hang off the needle?

March 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

I have just started to knit, and I learned how to just do the first row on ONE needle. I have two needles though, but the one needle that has all the stitches is getting filled up and I want it to be longer, so I am wondering, can the yarn hang off of the […]

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Why does my knitting yarn twist while I’m knitting?

March 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

It happens with every piece of yarn. It twists while you are holding it. Do you use yarn that the yarn comes out from the end of the skein or it comes off as you turn the skein ? If I get some that I have to turn the skein to unravel it I roll […]

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Is knitting socks with elasticized yarn any different from knitting with regular sock yarn?

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

I’m using elasticized sock yarn for the first time, and I wondered if you pull the stitches any tighter or looser than knitting with regular sock yarn. Well, yes and no. If you maintain your usual tension your socks will fit a bit more snugly than if you loosen up. But knitting tightly will really […]

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Is there an easy way to tell if knitting yarn is wool or acrylic?

March 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

In addition to what Kaye has said, animal and plant fiber yarns (wool, cotton, etc.) will have a fine, crumbly ash when they self-extinguish (all natural fibers self-extinguish when removed from the source of flame). Animal fibers smell like burning hair, plant fibers like burning paper. Acryllic yarns will not self-extinguish and smell like burning […]

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How can you change colors when knitting without cutting the yarn?

March 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

I’m trying to work a pattern for a scarf that changes colors every two rows, and the beginning of the pattern says, "Because each colour stripe is only two rows the yarn can be carried up the sides without being cut." I was wondering if you just put the yarn over the needle and continue […]

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How do you yarn over in knitting?

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Yarn

How do you "yarn over" in knitting? Here ya go.

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how do you add more yarn to knitting projects?

March 18th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Knitting Yarn

i am knitting my friend a baby blanket and i don’t think that one skein of yarn will be enough so how do i add more yarn without unraveling my work? You can do what is called a "Russian Join" (probably the most universal yarn join w/o loosing the integrity of your work – regardless […]

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