Twisted Updates

Q&A: What Yarn Do You Recommend for Babies/Kids? Pets?

Q&A: What Yarn Do You Recommend for Babies/Kids? Pets?

We are often asked this question and, honestly, for these three recipients the name of the game is washability washability washability. There's jus...
Q&A: Gauge

Q&A: Gauge

This, friends, is a big one. It is the concept at the very core of the art. The math that makes our sweaters fit (or not). The magic that makes eve...
Q&A: How Do I Make Online Yarn Shopping Easier?

Q&A: How Do I Make Online Yarn Shopping Easier?

It's always a bit of a leap of faith to buy things online. Whether it's yarn or shoes or a refrigerator, your purchase could end up being perfect.....
Q&A: How do I pick colors?

Q&A: How do I pick colors?

Overwhelmed about picking colors? We have good news for you - every single person who works at (and often those currently shopping at) a yarn store...
Q&A: What is blocking?

Q&A: What is blocking?

Blocking. It's up there with making a gauge swatch in terms of something we should do... but often just don't quite get around to. Seriously though...
Q&A: Basic Knitting Patterns

Q&A: Basic Knitting Patterns

Finding a pattern - some people love the hunt and others will wing it to avoid the whole process! We have rounded up some of our favorite go-to pat...
Q&A: Basic Crochet Patterns

Q&A: Basic Crochet Patterns

What we love most about crochet is its flexibility - and the fearless confidence of those who excel at it. Patterns, smatterns! Crochet is more org...
Q&A: How Much Yarn Do I Need?

Q&A: How Much Yarn Do I Need?

The quintessential question for all who knit and crochet! It should surprise none of you that the answer is usually, "it depends..." - and it alway...
Help! I Think I Have Moths!

Help! I Think I Have Moths!

Bugs. In the wise words of Twistedista Dawn's Mother-in-law, we love all god's creatures... just not in our house. That totally includes moths. SIG...
Q&A: How do I use Ravelry?

Q&A: How do I use Ravelry?

We adore Ravelry at the store! And not just for buying patterns - it also has info on yarn, designers, and much more. In fact, it holds such a vast...
Q&A: Why doesn't all yarn come wound and ready to work with?

Q&A: Why doesn't all yarn come wound and ready to work with?

This is easily one of our most asked questions- usually right after we've asked if the customer wants their yarn wound! It turns out, there are a c...
Yarn 101: Weight

Yarn 101: Weight

Right up front let’s just get out of the way the fact that there (sadly) is no real industry standard for yarn weights. It's all pretty nebulous......