Knitting Blog at Great Yarn Company

Join the Noro Crescent Shawl Knit-Along!

Knit this beautiful shawl in the Noro Crescent Shawl Knit-Along, starting on August 8, 2017.

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

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

The Standard Yarn Weight System helps us understand yarn weight (thickness).  Use this chart it to compare yarn categories, stitch gauge, and recommended needle sizes...

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Needle & Hook Sizes

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Our 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

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!

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

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