Category Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Setting Yarn Twist

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

New to spinning? I’ve recently returned to the craft after years away. After finishing a skein it is important to block the yarn just like you would block a finished sweater. Beginner spinners can easily put too much twist into their yarn as they are learning to spin. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to block your handspun and how to weight your yarn to help distribute the twist. Continue reading

Baby Mobile Pattern

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Need a baby gift idea that is certain to delight new parents? Using the leftover yarn from two yarn kits, this baby mobile pattern is a great way to display your amigurumi creatures.

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Amigurumi Llamas

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

This yarn kit comes with all the yarn you need to make two little llamas that are utterly adorable. The kit includes instructions that are easy to follow. Plus, there’s enough yarn to personalize each llama. I made a blanket for each of mine.

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Helmet Hat

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Cooler temperatures have started trickling in where I live. Fall is returning and so is the need for knitwear. A close fitting cap makes an excellent bike hat to wear under your helmet. It provides extra warmth and some extra cushioning. A cable pattern gives this hat great texture. Though this pattern is for intermediate knitters, if you are a beginner knitter who wants to level up this is an excellent project to do so. Once mastered, cables are easy to do and are an impressive addition to knitted gifts.
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