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Yarn Haul: Ice Yarns

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I often get asked about Turkish yarns, and since this giant, puffy bag of yarn landed on my doorstep today, I thought I’d shoot a quick video. Ice Yarns is an online yarn company based in Istanbul that ships all over the world. Their yarns are very reasonably priced and sell for as low as $1.99 for a pack (they don’t sell single skeins). Depending on where you live, you may end up paying more for shipping than for the yarns themselves, but from the comments on their website it looks like most people still consider them good value for money. Please don’t take my word for it though, and do your own research! On to the yarns…

Pure Alpaca
pure alpaca
pure alpaca
pure alpaca

Demet Wool
mint green acrylic/wool
mint green acrylic/wool

Loden Alpaca Superfine
cobweb-weight wool/alpaca
cobweb-weight wool/alpaca

Silk
lace-weight silk/alpaca/merino

Spiral Blend
acrylic/wool/mohair blend yarn
acrylic/wool/mohair blend yarn

I hope you enjoyed some vicarious yarn fondling. Now back to work! :)

31st October, 2012  // Reviews, video, Yarn // tags: , , , , , .

The Really Useful Central Decrease

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Here’s a video I just shot showing you a really neat way to work a central decrease. I’ve used this technique before in my Hottie Cover to decrease 8 stitch (4 over 4) cables, and in this video I’m using it in ribbing. It’ll work anywhere, you can decrease as many stitches as you like, and it’s really easy to remember. I certainly didn’t come up with it, but I love it nonetheless! :) You’ll also get a sneak-peak at my new pattern, which I should have ready really soon. Let me know what you think & if you have any other knitting problems, you can ask them over on Tumblr, or here.

Love Your Purls

I find it strange that so many knitters have an aversion to purling. After all, it’s almost 50% of knitting isn’t it? I was doing quite a bit of purling on a project a while back, and I found that wrapping the yarn around the thumb of my left hand (I’m a continental knitter) made things go faster. Here’s a video showing you how…

I hope this helps you, and do share if you have any other good tips on making purling pleasanter! ;)

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7th September, 2009  // Technique, video // tags: , , , .

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