Understanding yarn fibres for knitting and crochet

Understanding Yarn Fibres

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An introduction to the woolly (and not so woolly) stuff we love so much!

How to Read A Pattern

How to Read A Pattern

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We’ve made it easy to understand your knitting and crochet patterns with this handy guide.

Why Does My Yarn Have Knots In It?

Why Does My Yarn Have Knots In It?

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Find out why knots appear in your yarn, and what you should do with them.

How to wind a hank of yarn by hand

How to Wind a Hank of Yarn by Hand

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Learn how to wind your hank of yarn into a ball, without a ball winder, using our easy, step-by-step tutorial.

How to handwash your knitting and crochet projects

How To Wash Your Projects

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Keep your lovingly-made garments and accessories looking fresh with our handy How-To guide.

Our knitting and crochet kit levels explained

About Our Kit Levels

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Which kit is right for you? This guide explains the skills needed for each level of our knitting and crochet kits.

Learn To Knit with Stitch & Story

Learn To Knit with Stitch & Story

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Becoming a knitter doesn’t have to be daunting! From beginner’s kit to finished knit, we’re with you every step of th...

How to make a slip knot

How To Make A Slip Knot

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Let's start at the very beginning! We'll show you how to make your first stitch, and take your first step on your cra...

20 Knitting And Crochet Terms From CAL to Yarnie

20 Knitting And Crochet Terms From CAL to Yarnie

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Beginner’s Guide - How to speak knitting and crochet slang

The language of patterns - decoding repeats

The language of patterns - decoding repeats

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Beginner’s Guide - How to breakdown repeats in knitting and crochet patterns

4 Ways To Adjust A Pattern Using Yarn With Different Lot Numbers

4 Ways To Adjust A Pattern Using Yarn With Different Lot Numbers

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Beginner’s Guide - How to make dye lot numbers work for your knitting and crochet

To Swatch Or Not To Swatch - The Importance Of Gauge

To Swatch Or Not To Swatch - The Importance Of Gauge

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Beginner’s Guide - How to crochet/knit a gauge swatch

4 Knitting Needle/Crochet Hook Materials & Why We Chose Bamboo

4 Knitting Needle/Crochet Hook Materials & Why We Chose Bamboo

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Beginner’s Guide - How to choose the right needle/hook for you

How to make quick pompoms from fork and yarn

How to make quick pompoms from fork and yarn

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Beginner's guide - How to make a pompom