Knitting

Why is Baby Wool Different?

There are many types of baby wool for when knitting a pattern for a baby with a huge range of wool weights, wool textures and most of these wools are machine washable. When choosing baby wool however, it is a good idea to check that the wool you are buying does say it has been… Read More Why is Baby Wool Different?

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What is Worsted Weight Wool?

Worsted weight yarn – what actually is it? You have seen it on many knitting patterns, but looked for it in the shops and online and every wool brand seems to come up with different types of knitting wools and yarns. So how do you know which worsted weight wool to choose and what will… Read More What is Worsted Weight Wool?

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What is Aran Wool?

When you think of Aran wool you often think of the Aran sweater – originating in the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway. The actual patterns on Aran jumpers used to signify which clan the fishermen were members of and the knitting stitches that you can see on the jumpers were instantly recognisable by… Read More What is Aran Wool?

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Knitting for Beginners

Knitting with wool and yarns is no longer a pastime of the elderly or just a means to an end of making jumpers. Knitting has become popular amongst all ages from the very young, to the very old. It is a relaxing hobby that gives the knitter a great sense of achievement and satisfaction when… Read More Knitting for Beginners

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Knitted Gifts

If the holidays are sneaking up on you and you haven’t got your gift list covered yet, why not look out a few balls of wool and try knitting some gifts for your family and friends? Wool is an incredibly versatile medium to work with, so you don’t have to just knit the usual boring… Read More Knitted Gifts