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A small pile of different coloured yarns, with a pair of knitting needles sticking out of the top.

Selecting Yarn for a Project - Yarn Structure

In this instalment of my in-depth look at yarn selection, I'm looking at how the structure of your yarn can make or break your project.

Selecting Yarn for a Project - Yarn Structure

In this instalment of my in-depth look at yarn selection, I'm looking at how the structure of your yarn can make or break your project.

Pink yarn wrapped around an inch gauge, with a crochet hook.

Selecting yarn for a project - yarn weights exp...

Confused about whether a yarn is sock weight or fingering weight? What about 4ply? 8ply? DK? Not sure which knitting needle size to use? This handy guide to yarn weights...

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Selecting yarn for a project - yarn weights exp...

Confused about whether a yarn is sock weight or fingering weight? What about 4ply? 8ply? DK? Not sure which knitting needle size to use? This handy guide to yarn weights...

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A turkish spindle wrapped with hand-spun yarn, lying on a bed of turquoise fibre.

Turkish Spindle Tips

Crikey! I'm on fire this week. I've been meaning to make a video for people who'd like a simple guide to getting started on a drop spindle, and specifically on...

Turkish Spindle Tips

Crikey! I'm on fire this week. I've been meaning to make a video for people who'd like a simple guide to getting started on a drop spindle, and specifically on...

A neat pile of hand-knitted sweaters in neutral coloured wool.

Selecting Yarn for a Project - Fibre Content

How understanding fibre content can help you select the perfect yarn for your project.

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Selecting Yarn for a Project - Fibre Content

How understanding fibre content can help you select the perfect yarn for your project.

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Two Russian spindles lying on a bed of unspun fibre, next to a small wooden bowl.

Fibre for Beginners

Which fibres are great for beginner spinners to use?  This post explores what you should look for, and suggests some fibres to get you started.

Fibre for Beginners

Which fibres are great for beginner spinners to use?  This post explores what you should look for, and suggests some fibres to get you started.

Five supported spindles in a row - A Russian, 2 Tibetans, a thakli and another Tibetan.

Choosing a supported spindle

Tibetan or Russian? Metal or wood? Which weight or length? This helpful post takes the mystery out of choosing which type of supported spindle to buy.

Choosing a supported spindle

Tibetan or Russian? Metal or wood? Which weight or length? This helpful post takes the mystery out of choosing which type of supported spindle to buy.