TOP 10 Blog Posts on Knitting and Crochet

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I have been blogging for I Wool Knit for almost two years now. Time to have a look back and celebrate some of our favourite blog posts! The topics range from the connection between knitting & crochet and science and mathematics, to art, culture, political activism and mental health.
I have also added a few "How to" articles from our "Tips and Tricks" section.
Happy reading!

1: FIBRE ART AND MATHEMATICS - A LOVE RELATIONSHIP 

Explore the connection between mathematics and fibre art: Knitting and crochet have a complex inter-relationship with mathematics, coding and science, from knitting patterns as a tool in espionage to crochet as the ideal tool to visualise complex geometrical structures. 

2: CROCHET, CORAL REEFS AND COMPLEX MATHEMATICS 

Use 'hyperbolic crochet' to re-create and understand the complexities of coral reefs. 

3: THE HISTORY OF YARN BOMBING 

Using the art of fibre to draw attention to the environment and leave a creative mark. 

4: KNITTING FOR A CAUSE 

From knitting socks for World War II soldiers to charity knitting, large-scale art projects and crafitivsm - a look back over more than 100 years of knitting for a cause. 

5: KNITTING IN LITERATURE: BARBARA KINGSOLVER 

A literary ode to knitting by American author Barbara Kingsolver, included in a collection of essays and stories about how knitting healed, challenged or helped them to grow. 

6: KNITTING ART AND ZEN: MADAME TRICOT 

"Knitting Art is the Guarantee of Inner Peace and Happiness." Meet the amazing knitting artist and well-known Swiss psychiatrist Madame Tricot.  

7: MINDFULNESS, MENTAL HEALTH AND KNITTING 

Wellness, mental health, meditation - find out the amazing benefits of knitting for your mental health. 

8: HELP - I LOVE THIS PATTERN BUT WANT TO DO IT IN A DIFFERENT SIZE! 

You have found a great knitting pattern for a jumper but it doesn’t come in your size – what do you do? Learn how to convert most patterns so they suit your requirements. 

9: CHOOSING THE RIGHT YARN FOR YOUR PROJECT

How to work out which yarn will work best for what you want to achieve. 


10: COTTON YARN - WHAT DOES COMBED, MERCERISED & GASSED MEAN?

You may have seen that cotton yarn is sometimes described as combed, mercerised or gassed - but do you know what that means?

Bonus: TROUBLE-SHOOTING MACHINE FELTING

Recommended reading for anybody wanting to do felting in the washing machine - Get the knowledge to get it right every time!


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