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Baby Yarns

Nobody knits for babies any more is a regular saying but it depends what is knitted and in what yarn. There are so many scrumptious yarns from 2ply yarns for shawls as fine as cobwebs to the chunky chenille yarns......

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christmas knitting and crochet

yarn cakesChristmas Knitting & Crochet

Those who enjoy knitting for Christmas are truly spoilt this year. New Additions in Patterns for Toys knitted in King Cole Tinsel include a cheeky gnome, a cuddly fox and a highland cow. All knitted in King Cole Tinsel Chunky yarns. .......

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yarn cakesReasons We Love Yarn Cakes!

Are you a keen knitter who is always stocking up on wool and other knitting materials? You might have heard of yarn cakes and be wondering what they are exactly and why you should be interested in them. Yarn can be a combination of acrylic/wool/cotton and ‘cake’ simply refers to the shape of the wool, which comes in a circular ball and pulls from the middle. .......

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Chunky YarnsAll You Need To Know About Chunky Yarns

As time goes on, the options available to knitters continues to expand. If you love knitting, you’re sure to be tempted by the vast array of choice at Horncastle Hobby House. It often helps to think about what you’re trying to create when deciding on the appropriate yarn or wool. Today, we’re looking at the uses of chunky yarn, so read on to find out whether this type of yarn is suitable for your next knitting project.....

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Knitting Top Down

Knitting top down is ideal for knitters who hate sewing up. Top Down knitting is when you start with the neck edge, then knit a yoke and the tops of the sleeves and then continue with the body of the garment......

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