How to Twist a Hank / Skein of Hand-Dyed Yarn!

Hey, my lovely!

Have you ever gotten a skein of gorgeous hand-dyed yarn only to be unable to re-twist it properly?

Well, you are in luck! Today I am showing how to re-twist your hank! Woop woop!

Grab a skein of yarn and let’s get started!

This is a super handy technique to know if you’ll be buying any amount of hand-dyed yarn, so you can keep your skeins nice and tidy on the shelf.

Leave your skeins in the twisted hank format until you are ready to cast on your project. Then you’ll need to wind them into balls before beginning. […]

By | 2017-10-18T12:46:15+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Tips & Tricks, Video Tutorials|0 Comments

How to Knit a 4-in-1 Ponytail / Messy Bun Hat! EASY and QUICK.

Hello, my lovelies!
It’s time to learn to knit this EASY and QUICK 4-in-1 hat/cowl pattern.
1. Wear it like a COWL.
2. Wear it cinched up at the top for a BEANIE.
3. Shove it back on your head for more of a SLOUCH hat.
4. Open up the hole and poke your ponytail or messy bun through it.

Super cool!

To get started, follow along in the video. You can whip this out in an evening. It would make a great gift. Have fun!

Chandi

All yarn, patterns, etc can be found on my site here:

www.ExpressionFiberArts.com

Have a great day!

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:37+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Finished Objects, Knitting Patterns, Video Tutorials|3 Comments

How to Knit the Magic Loop Method

Helllooo!! Are you ready to start knitting in the round?

I’m here to show you my favorite method for doing so: The Magic Loop Method!

You can use this to knit socks and sweaters, sleeves and collars, cowls, hats, mittens, etc. Anything that is in the round.

You’ll need:

1 long circular needle (about 32″-40″)
Yarn

I am using a skein of my Pearlescent Worsted weight yarn in colorway Laguna.

It’s soft and shimmering and a mix of superwash merino wool and silk. It’s hand-dyed by our lovely team of dyers and this yarn base really takes the dye so well. It just radiates!

Have a […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:38+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Knitting, Video Tutorials|13 Comments

Free Pattern – Wanderer Knitted Barefoot Sandals

A simple and artsy pattern for the wanderers… the searchers…those who travel through this world looking for their place in it.

how to knit bohemian barefoot sandals

how to knit bohemian barefoot sandals

These have a natural, bohemian feel to them!

how to knit bohemian barefoot sandals

how to knit bohemian barefoot sandals

Simple lace work makes for quick and easy knitting. You can whip these out last-minute if need be!

How to Crochet Barefoot Sandals – Video Tutorial!

Hello, my sweets!!

Welcome to another video.

This pattern has long been one of my most popular blog posts so we decided to make a video for you. Woo hoo!

Easy peasy pudding and pie.

You can whip these out in about 10 minutes or so. For realllll.

It’s true.

Hey, have a great day and if you want the written version, get that here.

Post below with what videos you want to see in the future!

Bye now!
Chandi

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:41+00:00 June 25th, 2016|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Video Tutorials|4 Comments

How to Knit a Headband – Beginner Level

Here’s an easy pattern for you on how to knit a headband.

It’s shown for an adult size head, but you can adjust it to fit any head size. I show you how in the video.

how to knit a beginner headband

how to knit a beginner headband

how to knit a beginner headband

how to knit a beginner headband

You’ll need worsted weight yarn (I used one skein of Sterling Silver […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:47+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Finished Objects, Knitting, Video Tutorials|1 Comment

How to Crochet an Easy Beginner Baby Blanket – Pattern

The time has come… to finally learn how to crochet a baby blanket. You know you want to! You can DO it.

This is an easy one. It looks much more complex than it actually is. It’s essentially a 2-row repeat.

Yep. Easy, I say! Easy!

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how to crochet an easy beginner baby blanket - pattern

how to crochet an easy beginner baby blanket - pattern

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How to Block Your Finished Knitted and Crochet Projects

Hey, you’re here! Welcome, welcome!

So you’ve finished making that awesome knitted or crocheted piece but it looks a bit…lacking? Maybe a little rumpled? The lace or eyelets aren’t showing up very well?

It needs blocked.

Blocking will take your work from “meh” to “SHAZAM!”

It will open up your stitching, given a more even, polished and professional look to your piece and just improve the look of your item in general.

What is blocking?

There are several methods. My favorite and the one I show you today is to simply soak your item in lukewarm water, press the water out and pin into shape to […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:47+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Finishing Techniques, Video Tutorials|6 Comments