NKK Blog — crochet

How to Wet Block Your Knit & Crochet Projects

Posted by Michael Gallagher on

Wet blocking is the final step in finishing any knitted or crocheted project. By immersing your finished project in water and a bit of soap, it will transform magically into something you can truly be proud of.  While some yarns are labeled superwash, which means that they can be washed in a machine, keep in mind that hand washing will increase the longevity of your project. Tools such as blocking mats and our time-saving Knit Blockers are not essential to this process, but they can make it much easier. We also recommend looking for a fiber wash that is formulated...

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Project Bag Essentials for Knitters & Crocheters

Posted by MIchael Gallagher on

Whether you’re taking your knit or crochet project to go, or have a dedicated craft space in your home, there are a few essential items that are helpful to have within arm’s reach. You may have your own version of “the essentials,” but today’s post might inspire you to add a thing or two to your own project bag.  Stitch Markers You can never have too many stitch markers! These small but useful notions have a way of disappearing despite your best efforts - there are so many small places where they can hide! From utilitarian to decorative, there’s a...

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Top 10 Activities For Crafters Staying At Home

Posted by MIchael Gallagher on

As crafters, we almost always have a project (or, let’s face it, several projects!) to keep our hands busy. But during this unprecedented time, even the busiest of crafters may find themselves with extra free time. Today, we round up several fun ideas to stay busy while staying at home! Tackle those UFOs (UnFinished Objects) by either frogging them or finally getting them to the finish line! If you opt to reclaim the yarn (known as frogging), make sure to use a ball winder to keep yarns from getting tangled. Support your LYS (Local Yarn Store). Many shops are offering...

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