Knit for Peace Matching knitters with good causes. Many keen knitters need outlets, so its distribution service sending items to those in need is a valued resource. It also promotes knitting and crochet as an activity that has benefits to the individual and society Starting small: Jen Snow When Jen became disabled after the birth of her son she found herself socially isolated and lonely. She looked for local craft groups to join but found they catered for people either older or younger than her, so she turned to the internet, where she developed a strong online community of friends.
Yarn A hank of wool yarn center is uncoiled into its basic loop. A tie is visible at the left; after untying, the hank may be wound into a ball or balls suitable for crocheting. Crocheting from a normal hank directly is likely to tangle the yarn, producing snarls. Yarn for crochet is usually sold as balls or skeins hanks , although it may also be wound on spools or cones. Skeins and balls are generally sold with a yarn band, a label that describes the yarn's weight , length, dye lot, fiber content, washing instructions, suggested needle size, likely gauge, etc. It is a common practice to save the yarn band for future reference, especially if additional skeins must be purchased. Crocheters generally ensure that the yarn for a project comes from a single dye lot.
First Steps Now that you've been introduced to your crochet tools, you'll need to learn what to do with them. This section will teach you the correct ways to hold your hook and work the yarn. Before you know it, you'll be crocheting! This size is comfortable to hold in your hand, making the movements of crocheting easier than using a very small or very large hook. You can opt for a synthetic fiber such as acrylic, a natural fiber such as wool, or one that is a blend like wool and nylon.
Ravulous Ravulous Ravulous is an Android app which uses the Ravelry API to offer a couple of potentially useful knitterly things on-the-go. Receive notifications when you get new Ravelry messages and unread forum replies Search for patterns and yarns by name, and look at photos and yardages required See your favourite patterns and projects, and add patterns to your favourites Look at your queued projects, with recommended yarn and yardages required - handy for yarn shopping! Come and say hello in the Ravulous group if you want to find out more about the app! For more information, see: