Demystifying yarn pt.4 bulky, super bulky and jumbo

Bulky, Super Bulky and Jumbo yarns are the last categories to chat about.  They are a popular choice for many winter type garments for its warmth and how quickly it works up into your finished object.  bulky In big box stores Bulky is labeled a category 5 yarn. This yarn weight is a great choice …

Free pattern friday-a simple braided cowl

the Story A Simple braided cowl is todays first Free Pattern Friday post. I wrote this pattern earlier this year as a complimentary pattern to go with The Braided Cable Beanie by Casey @premknits. The Braided Cable beanie is one of my absolute favorite beanie patterns. At the beginning of the year, I participated in Ashley …

Demystifying yarn pt3. dk and worsted weight

dk and worsted DK Weight and Worsted Weight are the next two yarn weights and are less commonly misidentified.  Both are thicker weight yarns and most commonly used to make cool weather items.  There are exceptions such as, using a plant based DK for summer wear totally works as plant based fibers work differently than …

Demystifying yarn pt. 2 Lace, Fingering and sport weight. Which is the right weight for my project?

Previous Next Waves to the Point Shawl has been released into the wild!   Waves to the Point is a collaboration with crochet designer Elisa @stringsandcuddles  Elisa reached out to me in the spring about a collaboration.  I was surprised and delighted to jump on the opportunity to work with her, as I had been admiring …

Demystifying yarn pt 1- Types of yarn

DeMystifying Yarn is a mission I have been on for many years. Have you ever started looking at indie dyed yarn and found yourself very confused by what all the options mean? Even big box chain store yarn have such a wide variety that one can get very lost. What’s 75/25 or 80/20 or single …