How to Make a Slip Knot

How to Make a Slip Knot

Here is the tail and this is my working yarn that’s connected to the ball of yarn. First, cross the tail over the working yarn. Pinch the tail with your fingers going through the loop you’ve created. Hold both the tail and the working yarn down and pull. This the slip knot. You can control […]

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Loom Knit: Double Knit Basic Bind Off or Finish Scarf no crochet (Closed Captions CC)

Loom Knit: Double Knit Basic Bind Off or Finish Scarf no crochet (Closed Captions CC)

Music Hello, and welcome back to GoodKnit Kisses. I’m your host Kristen; and my friends with allfreeknitting.com, and I would like to present you with another video. Today we’re going to talk about how to finish off a scarf. You’re going to end it after you’ve got the lengh that you want, and this particular […]

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How to Make Tassels with the Martha Stewart Crafts® DIY Weaver(TM)

Tassels are fun and easy to make with the DIY Weaver. You can add them anywhere! You can use any Lion Brand yarn to make tassels, and I’m using Vanna’s Choice. Insert one embellishment peg into the loom base, for the top of the tassel. The next embellishment peg will mark the center tie of […]

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Is Yak Yarn Warmer than Wool? – Yarn University #12

Is Yak Yarn Warmer than Wool? – Yarn University #12

Yaks are used for riding, plowing, and carrying heavy loads but have you ever considered knitting and crocheting with this animal’s fiber? (Pomp and Circumstance)(sheep baaah!) You might be seeing yak yarn more often at your local yarn shop but nomads in the Himalayan region have been making clothing from yak hair for hundreds of […]

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What’s so Special about Shetland Wool? – Yarn University #11

What’s so Special about Shetland Wool? – Yarn University #11

If you’re at all familiar with fair isle knitting, you’ve probably heard of Shetland wool. But aside from grazing on picturesque, windswept moors what makes Shetland sheep different from other famous breeds? Sheep are just sheep, right? (“Pomp and Circumstance”) (sheep baaa!) Shetland sheep come from, you guessed it, the Shetland Islands in Scotland but […]

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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Yarns to Knit & Crochet Summer Garments | Yay For Yarn

7 Tips for Choosing the Best Yarns to Knit & Crochet Summer Garments | Yay For Yarn

hey it’s yay for yarn and today I’ve got seven tips for choosing the best yarn to knit and crochet summer garments so first of all we need to understand why we can’t just choose any old yarn from our stash when we’re making garments or accessories for the summer so we have to be […]

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How to Needle Felt for Beginners – Tea with Shira #33

I hope we placed the heart in the right spot. Eh, whatever. Should we have thought about that? I don’t know. (music) Hey everyone. It’s Shira! And I am very excited because my good friend Darrin is back and today we are going to talk about felting.>>So this is a really good way for beginners […]

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Why do people love Alpaca Yarn so much? – Yarn University #10

Why do people love Alpaca Yarn so much? – Yarn University #10

You might know alpacas as cute furry creatures that live in the Andes but would you believe that their hair has been called the fiber of the gods? Some people say this natural fiber is better than wool. Could that be true? Alpacas originate from South America where they’ve been raised for thousands of years. […]

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What is Camel Yarn? 🐫 – Yarn University #7

What is Camel Yarn? 🐫 – Yarn University #7

I’ve got so much yarn one more ball might be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Hmm I’d rather get some yarn straight from the camel’s back! That makes me wonder: what’s the deal with camel yarn? “Pomp and Circumstance” (sheep baaa!) The camel is a not too distant relative of the alpaca. Camels […]

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Is Cashmere the Softest Yarn? 🧶 – Yarn University #6

Is Cashmere the Softest Yarn? 🧶 – Yarn University #6

Imagine the softest most luxurious yarn in the world If your first thought was cashmere, you probably weren’t alone But is it really the softest fiber? Before we can answer that question we first have to know how is it possible to measure softness I mean it seems pretty subjective right? Softness is affected by […]

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