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Set of 4 Multi-Colored Yarn Monkey with Hat and Scarf Christmas Containers

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Set of 4 Multi-Colored Yarn Monkey with Hat and Scarf Christmas Containers

  • ACRYLIC YARN
  • 4 X 2 1/2 X 12
  • Set of 4



Set of 4 Multi-Colored Yarn Monkey with Hat and Scarf Christmas Containers

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Pack of 4 Multi-Colored Yarn Monkey with Hat and Scarf Christmas Containers 12"

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Pack of 4 Multi-Colored Yarn Monkey with Hat and Scarf Christmas Containers 12″



Pack of 4 Multi-Colored Yarn Monkey with Hat and Scarf Christmas Containers 12

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Multi-colored Yarn Monkey with Hat and Scarf Christmas Containers
Item #011881

These friendly yarn monkey containers are ready for winter with their hats and scarves and come in either pastel blue, orange, red or green

Approximate dimensions: 12″H X 4″W X 2.5″D
Material(s): acrylic/yarn/cardboard

Pack of 4 – includes 1 of each container shown


Weekend Hats: 25 Knitted Caps, Berets, Cloches, and More

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Weekend Hats: 25 Knitted Caps, Berets, Cloches, and More



Weekend Hats: 25 Knitted Caps, Berets, Cloches, and More

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Embrace the hottest head-turning fashion accessory: the knitted hat

The clever designs of Weekend Hats will have enthusiastic knitters everywhere rejoicing in year-round hat style. Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre have brought you the best in designer knit hat patterns from 21 amazing designers, all in one beautiful and fun-loving collection. Inside you’ll find:

  • Expert advice to spark the interests of a variety of skill levels with special attention paid to exploring cables, lace, color, and texture.
  • Twenty-five contemporary designer hat patterns that range from the distinctly feminine to the sporty gentlemen, including cloches, berets, beanies, tams, snoods, and more!
  • Tips and tricks on how to maximize the use of specialty yarns and accessories to add a little panache to your designs.

All the designs in Weekend Hats are ideal projects for travel, gifts, or sneaking in between larger knit projects. Whether you’re interested in comfort, style, or just knitting enjoyment, Weekend Hats is your all-in-one resource for creating want-to-wear knitted caps.


Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits

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Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits



Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits

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Anyone who loves to knit–but doesn’t love the finishing–can now enjoy all the fun parts and escape the tedium. Discover stylish projects cleverly designed for knitting either all in one piece or in sections added on by simply picking up stitches.

* Enjoy 19 flattering women’s garments in sizes from Small to 2XL

* Find everything from a sassy sleeveless dress to cardigans, pullovers, and vests

* Use a variety of stitches and techniques, including cables, textured knitting, colorwork, and entrelac


Knitting With Alpaca

Alpaca

Hailing from South America, the alpaca belongs to the camelid family that also includes camels, llamas, guanacos and vicunas. They are a docile breed whose fleece spins into luxurious yarns. More than three quarters of the world’s alpaca population resides in Peru.1 In centuries past, the alpaca was an incredibly valuable animal, even more so than precious gems! Clothing created with alpaca was restricted for use by royalty. The alpaca has been domesticated and is treated as one of Peru’s national treasures. England has the double decker bus, the U.S. has Mt. Rushmore, and Peru has their alpacas. What a diverse definition of treasure!

Alpaca fleece is a “protein fiber”. This doesn’t mean knitting with it will make you stronger, it merely indicates that the fiber comes from an animal- namely, the alpaca. Alpaca fiber is strong, warm, and comfortable. Each fiber is hollow which makes it incredibly lightweight. Even the most delicate alpaca garments are warm for this reason. Perhaps alpaca’s greatest feature is that it can be worn next to the skin comfortably. The explanation for this is the behavior of the scales on the exterior of the fiber itself. They all lie flat in the same direction, making for a smooth surface. Less expensive than cashmere and with the strength of mohair, alpaca is highly desirable and functional. As with most natural fibers, alpaca needs to be handled with care when it comes to water exposure. Be sure to read and heed the washing instructions on your yarn or sweater.

While there are 2 breeds of alpaca, Huacaya and Suri, the former makes up a whopping 95% of the population.2 Differences between the two are numerous and as you may have guessed from the percentages, the Suri is harder to come by. Suri qualities include fleece that grows downward like human hair in wavy or curly locks with a silky texture. Huacaya fleece is coarser and grows straight outwards, at a right angle to the skin of the alpaca.

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Kelley and Bob Petkun started Knit Picks in 2002 to provide other knitters with affordable, luxury knitting supplies. Kelley is the host of a weekly podcast about knitting available at www.KnitPicks.com.

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What Are Knitting Looms?

Knitting loom is a kind of prehistoric art that has many kinds of loom shapes like oval, round and rectangular. It has different types.

A Knitting loom is a very old art that has been revived recently. It is known by different names such as:

• frame knitting
• rake knitting
• ring knitting
• box knitting
• bung knitting
• spool knitting
• reel knitting
• French knitting
• Loom knitting
• Knitting in the round
• Knitting board

During the middle ages, looms were used in:

– France
– Britain
– Germany and
– Other parts of Europe

They used it to knit:

• tasseled caps
• petticoats
• shawls
• blankets
• stockings
• bags
• purses
• sacks
• nets
• hammocks
• curtains

Looms come in different shapes like:

– round
– oval and
– rectangular

Some looms have two rows of pegs, and these are called double rakes. The size of a knit piece depends on the loom’s size. The gauge or distance of pegs and its size make the size of the knit stitches. The thickness of yarn also contributes to its size.

To form knitted fabric, you can use loom. Imagine that the pegs of the loom are pieces of knitting needles. Different methods of wrapping yarn on the pegs make different stitches and patterns.

The single rake looms make the knitted fabric possess a distinctive right and wrong sides. The double rake looms are used in making double knitted fabric right at both sides.

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Clover Small Pom Pom Maker

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Clover Small Pom Pom Maker

  • Pom pom’s made easy
  • 2 sizes
  • Perfect for kids crafting



Clover Small Pom Pom Maker

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Two sizes – approx. 1 3/8-inch & 1 5/8-inch. Ideal for embellishments and perfect for scarves, bags, sweaters and more.


Blue Yarn Mop Head, Looped End, 24oz, 600g

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Blue Yarn Mop Head, Looped End, 24oz, 600g



Blue Yarn Mop Head, Looped End, 24oz, 600g

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