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I have a little secret to tell you- you can make your own gradient yarn by holding two thicknesses of solids, together! Here’s the tutorial! First, gather up the yarns you’d like to compose your gradient. You can go as subtle or as crazy with your line-up of colors as you want! Here’s the ‘formula’ […]
Spinzilla is an annual (friendly) spinning competition where teams compete to see who can spin the most! Are you in? Team Louet has won the past two years in a row! Whoa, go team! Want to spin with us? Registration is September 1st at 9am. To register, hop on over to the registration page (be […]
Rigid-Heddle Loom weaving is a great gateway into Loom weaving: it has the ability to create much larger fabrics than a simple frame loom, without the complexity of managing a number of shafts. In Handwoven Home: Weaving Techniques, Tips and Projects for the Rigid-Heddle Loom, Liz Gipson shows us that you needn’t think of this […]
Cottolin 100 gr cones from Louet North America, shown in an array of blues Have you ever looked at yarn on cones and thought, ‘what am I going to do with that?’ Buying yarn on cones can be a great cost-savings (since you’re buying in a large quantity), and you can easily wind the yarn […]
Guest Post by Debbie Trainor, http://stitchesbydebbie.com Knitting dish cloths and wash cloths is a favorite of myself and many knitters. It’s a relaxing way to try a new stitch pattern and create something useful at the same time. For me, taking these hand knit gems a step further to Spa Cloth quality is achieved by […]
I spotted Liquid Gold by Lisa Hannes and instantly loved the cables and thought of making it in Louet Gems Fingering because of the excellent stitch definition! Isn’t it beautiful?!? What a beauty! The pattern calls for 820 yards of fingering weight yarn (so 5 skeins of Gems Fingering is plenty!) and a size 6 […]