Tips & Tricks

Lily Chin Master Class, Sun. 3/4

December 26th, 2017 by Ally Carey
Lily Chin is a Master Knitter, has won titles as the world’s fastest crocheter, and has been designing in knits for a quarter of a century! Her books have been staples on the shelves of yarn enthusiasts, from ‘The Urban Knitter’,...

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How to Read a Crochet Pattern

April 7th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
Even if you know how to do crochet stitches, you may need a little help reading patterns. They can seem a bit confusing and daunting at first, but don’t worry, you can do it if you practice! Let’s get started. Terminology...

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How To Knit Three Different Cast-Ons

April 5th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
When you’re first learning to knit, you probably learn one cast-on method that becomes your personal go-to. There’s nothing wrong with that, but did you know there are several different ways to cast on? They all look a little different and...

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What is Entrelac Knitting?

March 14th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
Entrelac knitting is a cool way to create textured fabric that looks woven. It seems extremely complicated, and indeed is one of the more advanced techniques to learn, but once you sit down and do it, it actually isn’t that hard...

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Shape Your Knitting by Adding Bust Darts

February 23rd, 2017 by LBYS Staff
If you’re a bit more curvy than others, you may want to make the occasional adjustment to a sweater pattern. Fortunately, in most garments it’s as simple as adding a bust dart in the right spot, creating a little extra space and...

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What Supplies Do You Need When You’re Learning to Knit or Crochet?

February 14th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
When you’re just starting out with a new craft, it can be daunting to know what supplies you need. You stand in the yarn aisle of your local craft store and everything seems overwhelming. Acrylic? Wool? What the heck does worsted...

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Learn How to Use a French Knitter with Our Photo Tutorial!

January 27th, 2017 by LBYS Staff
  You will need: Lion Brand Yarn of your choice (worsted weight or DK weight works best) A French Knitter (available in the Studio or online) Instructions: Make a slip knot. Place slip knot on one of the French Knitter pegs, with tail...

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Crafting Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

November 18th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
Travel can be stressful, so you might want to take along your knitting or crochet to help relax. But then, that opens up some more questions: what projects to take, how to keep kids occupied so you can craft, what you...

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How to Read a Yarn Label

November 9th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
If you’re just starting out with knitting or crochet, the label on a ball of yarn can seem a bit confusing, like you’re trying to interpret a foreign language you never studied. It’s full of new terminology, which can seem like...

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How To Make Butterflies with Slipped Stitches

October 17th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
Slipped stitches can create all kinds of interesting patterns in your knitting. Today we’re going to use them to make butterflies. This involve slipping several stitches WYIF (with yarn in front) to create what are called “floats,” which are then gathered...

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