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A Guide to Knitting Needle Sizes and Lengths

A Guide to Knitting Needle Sizes and Lengths

Knitting needles are diverse as the knitting community. With different needle types, sizes and lengths, each needle has a purpose and use in the crafting process. Most of us knitters learn to knit from a mentor, loved family member or friend with their borrowed needles. This is perfectly acceptable to learn the knit and purl stitches and even some beginner projects, it is crucial to understand your knitting needles to plan out your own projects in the future. In this blog, we’ll walk you through knitting needle sizes and lengths. Why does Needle Size matter?  The general rule of thumb...

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10 Crochet Techniques & Tricks to Learn in 2023

10 Crochet Techniques & Tricks to Learn in 2023

Is crochet your expression of creativity? Do you love to transform yarn into wonderful projects with your crochet hooks? Why just stick to regular crochet? Get ready to elevate your crochet skills. In this blog, we’ll walk you through crochet tricks and techniques that will make your craft easier and more fun. Get hold of any of your crochet hooks (single-ended or Tunisian ones with interchangeable cords) and yarn (don’t go shopping for yarn to your favorite LYS yet as your stash will do) to get started. 10 Crochet Techniques that will improve your Craft Skills  1. Foundation Crochet  When...

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Lantern Moon Collection

Gifts for Knitters and Crocheters from the Lantern Moon Collection

Each New Year offers an exciting opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings for everyone, especially the creative markers. Knitters and crocheters are not far behind. It is the joyful season for handmade gifts, decorations and inspiration for projects for the next season. With the New Year comes 365 wonderful days to enjoy knitting and crocheting. Lantern Moon too comes with a new year of wonderful crafting sessions. The handcrafted range of knitting needles, crochet hooks and whimsical accessories has expanded their collection. Each handcrafted product from the Lantern moon range is amazing to work with therefore are prized...

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Learn The Long Tail Method to Cast on Stitches for your Knitting Project

Learn The Long Tail Method to Cast on Stitches for your Knitting Project

The cast-on is the first step of the knitting project unless you count the slip knot. You simply make stitches (loops) on your knitting needles with the yarn which serves as the foundation of stitches to knit into. The cast-on stitches are not counted as a row or round in almost all patterns. When you learn to knit, you start with one method, but over time you need to try out the other methods. Every project requires a way to cast stitches that suits the pattern. If it needs to be stretchy or constricted or be worked later (like a...

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