Twisted Updates

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...
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......
Q&A: Should I use Wood or Metal needles?

Q&A: Should I use Wood or Metal needles?

It's the "Paper or Plastic?" question of the knitting world and can prove equally divisive! And as with all things yarn related, it really depends ...
Q&A: Do I have to use the recommended weight of yarn?

Q&A: Do I have to use the recommended weight of yarn?

We get this question a lot. Sometimes it’s because our client wants a specific color; sometimes it’s because they want a specific look; sometimes i...