Knitting Blog at Great Yarn Company

Stuffed Dinosaur Toy Knitting Pattern

January 29, 2018

knitted dinosaur stuffed toy knitting pattern


Knit up these adorable dinosaurs in bright or realistic colors -- at 6-10 inches tall, they're big enough to be fun, but not so big that they're scary.

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Join the Noro Crescent Shawl Knit-Along!

July 19, 2016

Noro Mirai Crescent Shawl

Knit this beautiful shawl in the Noro Crescent Shawl Knit-Along -- you'll need 2 balls of Noro Mirai yarn, and the Crescent Shawl pattern from Noro Magazine Issue #8.  

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Laundry Symbols for Knitters

December 14, 2015

Yarn Laundry Symbols for Knitters

Do you panic when you see those cute little laundry symbols on a label?  Those little images can be so confusing!  But then I found a great chart...

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Understanding Yarn Weights

October 23, 2015

Standard Yarn Weight System Gauge

Use this handy chart to compare yarn weights (thickness), stitch gauge, and recommended needle sizes...

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Needle & Hook Sizes

September 12, 2015

Knitting Needle and Crochet Hook Conversion Chart

This useful needle size chart compares US (Imperial), metric, and UK sizes for knitting needle and crochet hooks.

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Metric Conversions for Knitters

August 11, 2015

Metric Conversions for Knitters

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

Learn How to Knit

New knitter?  You're gonna love it!  Let's look at what you’ll need to get started...

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