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...
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...
Knitting a Cardigan on Circular Knitting Needles
Once you have learned to knit and purl, put your skill to good use and start with a project on your knitting needles for yourself or a loved one. Of course, you can quickly begin by making something simple like a scarf, dishcloths, etc. But, let’s face it, many knitters took to knitting to fashion turn to garments. After all, can we ever have enough of those? Cardigans are knitted garments that look beautiful and are a fashion statement for people of all ages. The simple pattern can be made with circular knitting needles in one piece in seamless rounds...
How to Change Color in Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian crochet is a beautiful mix of knitting and crochet crafts. With the special Tunisian crochet hook, the craft creates a look like knitted stitches. Like knitting and crocheting, this unique craft is made all the more beautiful with multiple colors. Changing colors in Tunisian crochet is as simple as knitting and crocheting. Refer to our easy guide on changing colors when crocheting. You work with multiple yarn shades and introduce them into the pattern according to the effect you want to create. In this blog, let’s walk you through the three ways to change colors in Tunisian crochet and...