Tag - tips and tricks

Must-Haves For Your Notions Bag

Notions Bag: Stitch markers- check Small sharp scissors- check Row counter- check Chocolate- check Crafting First Aid Ah, the notions bag also known as the first aid kit for crafters! We all have that “one” thing of ours that we just can’t do without. Some crafters need a plethora of tools, others need just their hooks or...

Fixing a snag in a sweater- Step by Step Tutorial!

Fixing a Snag in a Sweater Let me tell you about my best friend, he’s great! He is always in a good mood, always happy to see me and he’s super sweet. He has beautiful long hair that is always GORGEOUS! I admit he’s pretty close to perfection but, there’s just one thing: Chico’s nails snag my hand-knits like you wouldn’t believe. Even...

Socktober Fest – Week 2

We have seen some wonderful photos in our Facebook groups of some of the first socks coming out.  We have also decided to extend our timeline for our knit along.  We will be knitting a new sock every month instead of a new sock every 2 weeks, that will give everyone some more time to work on their projects.  We also know that in our experience...

Crafting Tips – Check your gauge!

When following a pattern, you will find in the beginning it will give you a hook/needle size and a measurement. It will indicate how many stitches per how many inches. This is called gauge. This is a very important piece of information. Example: if a pattern has squares that are 4 inches across and you have to make 5 squares across, your piece...

How To – Provisional Cast On

There are so many different ways to cast on in knitting, and each method has its own perks. The Provisional Cast on is a method where you are casting on using a scrap or waste piece of yarn, with the intent on pulling it out later and revealing live stitches that can be picked up and worked in the opposite direction. An example of this is when you...

How To – Plastic Canvas stitches

We have been getting requests lately for more tutorials about needlepoint and plastic canvas and we would love to help out with that! Plastic canvas is a variation of traditional needlepoint and is used to create decorative 3D designs. We have many fun kits available here and they come with everything you need to complete your project. We also...