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Having fun with sock knitting yarns

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Fun with Sock Knitting Yarns  I love the work by Norwegian designers Arne and Carlos. It's playful and quirky and always fun! In this video, Arne and Carlos show how to use multi-coloured sock knitting yarn to create a little doll's sweater.   We offer a self-patterning sock knitting yarn quite similar to the one used by Arne and Carlos at www.iwoolknit.com.au. The yarn is designed to create beautiful fair-isle style patterns without having to change colours. 

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New pattern available for download

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We have just added a pattern for a classic cardigan in DK or 8ply yarns to our collection.

This pattern works with the following yarn varieties:
Classic DK Wool
Alpaca Kid Lustre
Silkroad DK Tweed

 

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Felting in the Washing Machine

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I have always loved the idea of felting but the process of hand-felting seemed arduous until I was introduced to machine felting using 'wash and felt' yarns.  Machine felting is a great and easy way to create unique, felted objects simply in your washing machine. Most yarns that are 100% wool will felt to some extent, with the exception of "super wash" varieties. However, to ensure the best results for your projects, we are now stocking loosely spun 'wash and felt' yarn that was specifically created with felting in mind. You have never done any felting before and feel a bit daunted by the...

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