Clean Stripes Rib Stitch

The rib stitch is a versatile stitch that creates a nice stretch to your handmade garments. It is often used in hat brims (sometimes the whole hat), cuffs, waistbands and other specialized uses. To create the rib stitch, we alternate knit and purl stitches in the working row or round and follow the same stitchContinue reading “Clean Stripes Rib Stitch”

What is Superwash Wool?

Superwash wool is a special wool yarn that is machine washable. Generally, wool fibers have scales and these scales bind to each other upon washing or blocking. With superwash wool however, either one or a combination of these two processes treats these scales. The first process is to shave off these scales from the fibersContinue reading “What is Superwash Wool?”