Crafts

Yarn Weight – What does it mean?

Yarn Weight – What does it mean?

No, yarn weight isn’t referring to how much a ball, skein, or hank weighs.  In this case, yarn weight refers to the thickness of the yarn.
As a beginner knitter or crocheter, one of the most challenging things to figure out is what is a yarn weight, and what does it mean.  

Best Knitting Reference Books

Best Knitting Reference Books

Best Knitting Reference Books is a listing of my go-to books. Some are small enough for my knitting bag.  No matter how long a person has been knitting, sometimes your mind draws a blank.  That is where these books have saved me more than once.  For me, it is impossible to remember how to do the many stitches that knitting has to offer.

Diagonal Weaving on a Square Loom

Diagonal Weaving on a Square Loom

We will be weaving on the diagonal using the Continuous Strand Method – You create the warp and weave your weft as you go. Diagonal weaving creates a bias-woven fabric. This type of fabric drapes well and resists unraveling.

Save Time: Swatch a Gauge Square

Save Time: Swatch a Gauge Square

Swatch your work if you want your handcrafted item to fit. We all know we should knit a gauge square before we knit, but, often we don’t take the time to knit the square. I found  “The Great Swatch Experiment by the Berroco Design Team very enlightening.