Yarn

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Textiles

Textiles<p>World Wide Web (2007) by Shane Waltener. © Shane Waltener<p>Textiles are made by weaving, knitting, knotting or pressing yarns together to make a fabric.<p><b>Weaving</b> means interlacing different materials to create a surface.• <b><br>Knitting</b> consists of loops, called stitches. As each row progresses, a new …

Sewing

Yarn bombing brings some woolly colour to statues including Queen Victoria

The fun is all part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival<p>It would even bring a smile to the face of the famously “not amused” Queen Victoria – …

Scotland

Can You Take Knitting Needles on Plane?

Knitters who travel on airplanes often wonder if their knitting needles will be confiscated if they try to take them through security. While the …

Knitting

We Can't Get Over These Arm-Knitted Blankets

These oversize blankets are the perfect snuggling accessory. Discover why we love them, plus how to make one yourself.<p>There's something about a …

Socktoberfest: 4 Ways to Cast-on Toe-Up Socks

Maybe you like to use every yard of sock yarn. Perhaps you want to try on your socks as you go. Or it could be that Kitchener stitch gives you hives. …

Crafting

Wool Week day 1: Crochet a clutch bag

Hook yourself the ultimate accessory with Laura Strutt’s tactile textured bag.Team <i>Mollie</i> are always up for expanding their crochet repertoire – …

Sewing

Our most common piece of advice – do a tension square

Our yarn doctors are at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London this week, along with our fabulous volunteer knitting and …

Knitting

New West business knits community together

Two sisters have stitched together a special bond through a love of knitting and want to share their passion with others.<p>Sarah Caton and Susan Waller …

New Westminster

A Magical Charity Makes Disney Princess Wigs For Kids With Cancer

They're SO good.<p>In case you need proof of some good in the world, look no further than Alaska:There, two women oversee The Magic Yarn Project, a nonprofit that creates yarn wigs for children diagnosed with cancer. Since the project — which recently celebrated its second anniversary — was launched …

Walt Disney Company

Advice for ladies in India - Untold lives blog

In 1847 a book called <i>Real Life in India</i> by ‘An Old Resident’ offered advice to British ladies going to live in India. This covered clothing, …

India

These South African Grandmothers Chose Boxing Over Knitting

Around the world, retirement is often considered a time to slow down. Stereotypically, retirees take up low-key activities like golfing, knitting, …

Travel

Knitting group is a warm way to connect with Montreal's homeless

Gilles Chiasson knows all too well what it’s like to live on the streets of Montreal, fighting off frigid temperatures and feelings of social …

Canadian News

Knitting together the traditional and innovative is where heritage really counts

Never mind the smell of meat sizzling on the braai – or even the curio shop version of the different cultures in our country which pop up in the …

Knitting

Eat.Sleep.Knit Handpainted Yarns

This craft-a-long starts on October 1st, 2017 and runs through December 25th. Choose any pattern you've had in your Ravelry queue or favorites for …

Ravelry

Top 10 Pins for Fall Knitting Inspiration

Fall is on the way! You might not be feeling the change in the air yet, but I know your needles are already itching to start those cozy warm fall …

Crafting

Uttarakhand: Knitting identity, just one loop at a time

The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the …

Knitting

Staff Stories: Learning to Knit with Friends

We’ve got some more staff stories for you about learning to knit. Last time, we presented some tales that described learning from family. This time …

Crafting

When I realized who my late mother was knitting this sweater for, I had to finish it

Grief is complicated, forgiveness more so.<p>Over the decades, I managed to bury, ruin, or toss away all the sweaters my mother ever knit for me. This …

Opinion

Ravelings: Behind Every Good Knitter

Inside every knitter there’s a tightly coordinated team of talented professionals, poised to bring her next project to completion.<p>The materials …

Crafting

Five Reasons Every Child Should Learn How To Knit

Who taught you how to knit?<p>Almost everyone I know has that one person who taught them how to knit or crochet or cross-stitch when they were young. It …

Parenting

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport Yarn - '17 September

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport - '15 September - Serenity Regularly $14.00<i>On Sale $9.80<br>(30% off!)</i>50+ available Add to Cart<p>Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport …

Shopping

The Handmade Life: Seven Ways to Knit a Leaf

From delicate fern leaves to the emblem of autumn—the maple leaf—leaf motifs abound in knitting. They can be found in almost every conceivable type …

Crafting

Facebook ties JavaScript code together with Yarn

Facebook, known for telling tales about about users it doesn't have, has spun another sort of yarn.<p>The ad gavage network on Thursday released Yarn …

JavaScript

Nike unveils Advanced Apparel Exploration clothing designed by data

Nike has combined computational design with its innovative knitting technology to create a capsule collection of menswear pieces, which it believes …

Knitting

Berroco Quechua Imbiana Lace Cowl Knitting Pattern PDF 389

If you love lace, this is a must-knit project! Imbiana is a cowl knitting pattern. It's worked in the round and features a gorgeous allover lace …

Knitting

Announcing Yarn 1.0

Today, we are excited to announce the 1.0 release of the Yarn JavaScript package manager, a major step for the project. In the 11 months since its …

How To Knit A Swatch

<i>In our How To Swatch Series, we’re going over why it’s important to swatch your knitting, how to make the perfect gauge swatch, and advanced</i> …

Swatch

It’s OK to not use Yarn

When I first read about Yarn, many moons ago, I thought <i>hey, that’s neat.</i> But I knew it wasn’t something I needed — like smart watches, or …

JavaScript

Hate Purling? With This Technique, You Don’t Have To!

What if we told you that you never had to purl again for stockinette stitch?

Knitting

Block by Block: Knitting Entrelac

Knitting entrelac will produce a fabric with a woven appearance—tiers of tilting blocks appear to run over and under each other. But the fabric is …

Crafting