Guide: How to wind yarn with a yarn swift and a yarn winder

    Are you tired of winding your hanks into skeins by hand? Then it’s time to get acquainted with this dream-team set of tools: A yarn swift and a yarn winder. In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to use these two tools effectively and swiftly to wind the most beautiful skeins you’ve ever seen. And the best part? You can get started on your knitting or crocheting much faster 😍

    From hank to skein? How to wind yarn with a paper roll

    Yarn hanks need to be wound into skeins before you can use them. But what do you do if you don’t have a yarn swift or a yarn winder? Well, you can actually use simple tools that you have lying around your house. I’m going to show you how to turn your hank into a skein with … a toilet paper roll!

    Dye and LOT number: How to ensure consistent coloring in your project

    A yarn's Lot Number tells you which dye batch it’s from. It’s essential to use yarn from the same dye batch if you want consistent coloring in your knit or crocheted project.

    How to write your first pattern

    Have you ever knit or crocheted something from your own imagination and found that people around you just love it? Then why not make it into a pattern! Read this blog post from the talented Madeline behind @ofbooksandhooks to learn more about how you can make your very own patterns. 


    Why you should block your projects

    The best part of a project is to get your knitting needles or crochet hooks going – and as soon as you’re done fiddling with your project and the last ends have been secured, you want to start a new project immediately. But blocking can really make a difference in your projects – read here why (and how) you should block your projects. 


    6 tips for perfect mandalas

    The secret to a beautiful mandala? Symmetry! Read and learn how to make the most beautiful mandalas 🤩


    Get to know the Sultan line

    Have you considered Sultan or Sultan Deluxe for your next project? Read more about the yarns and their many advantages here so you'll know exactly which one to put in your basket.

    5 tips for perfect amigurumi

    Are you as nuts about amigurumi as I am? Then this blog post should be right up your alley! I’ve made several amigurumi in my time as a crocheter, and I’ve learned some tricks along the way that ensure even and beautiful results every time. And I’d like to share them with you right here 🥰


    8/4, 8/6, and 8/8 - what does it mean?

    Have you spotted our Rainbow line and thought: "I wonder what those cryptic numbers in the name actually mean?". Click to get the answer and lots of useful knowledge about the yarns and what you can use them for. 


    Get a sneak peek into the world of pattern making

     Ever wonder what it’s like to create a crochet pattern? Click here to read about the process behind Madeline’s newest pattern and get some tips on how to make patterns yourself. 

    How to keep an even tension throughout your crochet project

    Crooked rows, uneven sleeves, different size socks. An uneven crochet tension may lead to uneven results. Read more about how to keep an even tension and get beautiful results again and again. 


    How to calculate alternative yarn amounts

    Have you ever encountered a knitting pattern you really want to try with a different yarn? Click to see a method on how to calculate the amount of yarn you’ll need if you want to knit with a different yarn than originally described in the pattern. 


    12 knitting tips you can’t live without

    We’ve gathered some of our amazing knitting tips that’ll make any creative project easier. Click and find inspiration here. 


    Welcome spring with colorful (and simple) crocheted decorations

    Do you long for Spring too? You’re not alone! In the hopes of adding some color and joy to my otherwise winter-gray living room, I’ve made some crocheted balls. It’s a really simple project, but believe me when I say: simple doesn't have to be boring! 🌷


    Why you should never skip the gauge swatch before starting a new knitting project

    Do you have a hard time understanding why so many people keep telling you about the infamous gauge swatch and the right knitting tension? Don’t worry! We’ve gathered all the information you need concerning gauge swatches here. 

    Crocheted self-pampering: the best present for yourself or someone you hold dear

    It’s very important to take extra good care of yourself after the lovely, but busy Holiday season. And what better way to do so than to spruce up your bathroom with some great items that will make your beauty-routine even more pleasant? Read more here. We have just the right patterns that will make self-pampering a breeze.

    3 amazing yarn activities for kids

    Fall is starting to show its colors, and activities with the kids are moving indoors. Which is why I want to show you my favorite yarn activities for kids in this blog post. 

    Crocheting my wedding dress

    Our amazing guest writer, Madeline from @ofbooksandhooks, decided to crochet her own wedding dress. In this blog post she takes us through the whole process from choosing the pattern and the yarn - and finishing in time. Click to see the beautiful final result!

    13 of the best accessories for crocheters and knitters

    What’s a crafter without his/her accessories, eh? While we’re packing our perfect project bags with yarn and such, it’s important that we give a nod to the unsung heroes of crochet. This is my favorite accessories as a knitter/crocheter!

    The scrap yarn sweater and other cool scrap projects

    Would you like to give new life to your left over yarn? Then this is the blog post for you.I will guide you throu how to make a cool scrap yarn sweater and come up with some other fun scrap yarn projects

 
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