How To — caring for yarn

Selecting The Right Yarn For Your Project

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Selecting The Right Yarn For Your Project

Before I launch into this blog post, I need to clarify one thing. When I put in my patterns or in my class materials the brand and base of yarn I selected for the sample, this is just a suggestion. There are many people who purchase a pattern and think that they have to make it in “that color”. Working in my local yarn shop for several years, I cannot tell you how many times I would hear that in a week. That is when I decided to add to all of my patterns what yarn I used for that...

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Caring for Hand-Dyed Yarns

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Caring for Hand-Dyed Yarns

In all of my self-published books (which you can see here), most of the patterns are made with hand-dyed yarns.  I love indie dyers. I always want to support small businesses as I am a small business too.  I think it is very important to support each other in this way. I am always on the lookout for new hand dyers to work with!  But taking care of hand-dyed yarns can be tricky sometimes.  If the color isn't set properly, it can bleed into other colors that may be in your project. Sometimes there are special fiber blends, such as...

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