Category Archives: Yarn

What are you going to do with your Yarn Advent Calendar Mini skeins?

Look what I got! Yes, this is Pretty Strings’ amazing yarn advent calendar. When Karin, the inspired dyer, told me this year’s advent calendar is made up of five fading sets of five mini skein fades, I got all excited. … Continue reading

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New Yarn!!!

Have you ever wondered how your yarn feels? Or perhaps what it gets up to when you are looking? Here is a glimpse into one of the possibilities. Continue reading

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Beautiful Beginnings! Create a Super-Stretchy, Simple, Strong and Sleek Start to your Stretchy Knitting Project: The Two Needle Slip Stitch Cast-on

A tutorial for a super-stretchy, easy to do, tidy cast-on with description, photos and a video. My two favourite types of projects to make are lace shawls and socks. Depending on how you work them, either project may require a … Continue reading

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Knit Now: Mod Squares Blanket Pattern!

    OK, the title of this post sounds like a directive to knit this Mod Squares Blanket (and please take it as such if you are inclined to do so!) but is actually meant as a description. I am … Continue reading

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Fall, time to gain weight! Yarn weight, that is!

Summer is a wonderful time to knit with thinner, cooler yarns. I love knitting with fine lace weight and fingering yarns throughout the year and in the summer, I rarely knit with anything else. But as the weather gets cooler, I … Continue reading

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