Knitting Knotes

  • Benefits of Alpaca Products

      You may have seen the South American animal named Alpaca, closely resembling the Llama. They are quite visible grazing the grasslands of Peru. However, the fibers from these Alpacas are great for making winter wear. The designers have woken up to the Alpaca benefits for making these clothing mo... View Post
  • Enjoy! Tips For Enjoying The Process

    I started knitting over  40 years ago by reading and re-reading a "Beginners Guide to Knitting".  At that time there wasn't videos or YouTube to watch,  so my knitting was filled with frustration, trial, and error.  Luckily enough my mother was a knitter also and she walked me through my many pr... View Post
  • How to Wear Our Infinity Scarves

    An infinity scarf is a large, closed loop of fabric that can be worn in a variety of trendy ways. It can be worn in a traditional loop, double loop, pull through, and hood. Experimenting with different variations of an infinity scarf can change up any outfit. 1. Place the scarf behind your neck.... View Post
  • Handcranked? What Do You Mean?

    I'm asked many times what do I mean by handcranked socks so I thought it was time I give a brief explanation.  Handcranked socks are those done by hand cranking a circular sock knitting machine. One of the things I love about these machines are its history: During World War I, the Red Cross launc... View Post
  • In The Beginning

    I’ve been asked often where did I learn to knit and run those machines.  The answer-my Mom!  That’s where this fascination with yarn began! I don’t ever remember my mom sitting without some form of yarn in her hands.  She first taught me the basics of knitting by hand and running knitting machine... View Post
  • One Pattern-Two Methods-Three Styles!

      One Pattern-Two Methods-Three Styles, yes it's true of our ever popular, Boiled Wool Mitten pattern.  This pattern is so versatile and just by changing yarn each pair looks totally different. The first and original design was our Snowman Mitten.  Knit all one color and embellished with a blank... View Post