Tag - yarn

How to Make a Sock – Socktoberfest

  Negative ease is the key to making a well fit sock.  When a garment has negative ease it is smaller than the wearer.  There are two sock measurements to consider when evaluating the fit of your garment, according to Alice Yu, author of Socktopus. Foot Circumference Foot Length To do this, we measure the foot circumference by measuring...

Maximum Value Yarn Review

Introducing Maximum Value Yarn   When conducting the Maximum Value Yarn Review, the first thing we noticed about Maximum Value Yarn is the weight of the skein. This skein is 450 yards of 100% Acrylic yarn, which measures to a weight of 8 ounces or 1/2 pound of yarn per skein. We had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with our own...

Color of the Month

Sometimes it is hard to pick colors. We are always questioning ourselves. Does this go together? How do you think it will look? We thought that we would take the guess work out of it for you. We have picked a set of colors and even named them!! Eastside Beach Using our Starlette yarn, we have picked 5 colors that would look great with almost any...

Advantages of Acrylic Yarn

When picking yarn for a project, what do you choose? How do you choose it? Here are some advantages on one of our favorite types of yarn out there, acrylic. Acrylic yarn is made from a polymer that is manufactured as a filament, then is cut into strands similar to wool, which is then spun into yarn. DuPont created the first acrylic fibers in...

Finished Crochet Along Blanket

We finally are done with the Crochet Along Blanket Project, we had such a great time with you all on this project. Thank you for participating with us on our very first CAL. We can not wait to see your finished projects and to start on a new adventure with you. Please be sure to share your assembled blankets on social media using...