Knitting Blog at Great Yarn Company

Laundry Symbols

December 14, 2015

Do you panic when you see those cute little laundry symbols on a label?  I'm never quite sure what they mean -- those little images are so confusing!  But that all changed when I found a great chart that explains...

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Understanding Yarn Weights

October 23, 2015

The Craft Yarn Council has developed a Standard Yarn Weight System to help us understand yarn weight (thickness).  This chart shows yarn categories, gauge over 4 inches, and recommended needle and hook sizes...

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Needle & Hook Sizes

September 12, 2015

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This useful needle size chart will help you compare US, metric, and UK sizes in knitting needles and crochet hooks...

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Metric Conversions

August 11, 2015

Ounces versus grams, meters versus yards -- it's enough to give a knitter a headache!  This easy-to-use metric conversion table can help...

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Welcome, Newbie Knitters!

July 08, 2015

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Are you a new knitter?  Welcome to a wonderful, rewarding hobby!

Learning to knit is fun!  Not sure where to start?  Let’s look at what you’ll need first.  There are many ways to learn knitting...

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