Knitting Blog at Great Yarn Company

Join the Noro Crescent Shawl Knit-Along!

July 19, 2016

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

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

December 14, 2015

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

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

September 12, 2015

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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

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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New to knitting?  Welcome to a wonderful and rewarding hobby!

Let's get you started -- we'll take a look at what you’ll need first.

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