Gwen Bautista

I was introduced to the fiber arts like many crafters by my great-grandmother. She was determined that if I ever needed to repair some socks or make myself a sweater then I would know how. Little did she know that it has led to a rather large yarn hoarding addiction and fascination with needles. As a life long crafter I am always learning new techniques and improving my skills.

How to Purl

How to Purl for Beginners

We are getting ready for a really fun Sampler Stitch Project and really want to make it available for all experience levels to join in on the fun. So far, we have covered How to Cast On with the Long Tail Cast On, How to Knit, and now How to Purl.

How to Cast On knitting

How to Cast On Knitting

Most of our knit projects on the blog begin with the Long Tail Cast On also known as the Double Cast On. It’s one of the most versatile, popular, and most recognizable cast ons. It provides a firm edge with just enough elasticity for a variety of projects and is excellent for beginners.

Yarn Guide

Yarn Guide – Learn the Types of Yarn

We love yarn. It is really that simple. Yarn is our favorite crafting material no matter if we are knitting, crocheting, working on a plastic canvas craft or doing some rug hooking. We, as fiber artists, love yarn. There are so many variables in yarn, particularly variables in yarn weights that having a yarn guide handy is a wonderful tool when shopping and planning for projects. Download and keep it in your Yarn Organizer, Knit Organizer and Crochet Organizer so you can keep all of that pertinent information at your fingertips.

How to Crochet the Moss Stitch

How To Crochet The Moss Stitch

As an avid crafter the Crochet Moss Stitch is one of my favorite stitch combinations and by far one of the most versatile.  You can find use of the moss stitch technique when working with planned pooling like in the free Patterned Scarf Pattern.  It looks wonderful worked in the round, from corner to corner, in garments afghans and accessories.  This technique is featured in many of our most popular kits like the Chasing Rainbows Blanket, and the Linen Ripple Blanket.  Give the crochet moss stitch a try and explore the possibilities in crochet.

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