Learn to Knit: Gauge 101

Learn to Knit: Gauge 101

by Laura Chau May 20, 2021

Knowing how to check and understand your gauge is crucial for the success of your knitting project! Read our free tutorial to de-mystify gauge and help your knitting be the best it can be.
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Learn to knit: How to knit a swatch

Learn to knit: How to knit a swatch

by Laura Chau May 13, 2021

Learning how to knit a swatch is the best way to ensure your knitting gauge matches the pattern gauge, so that your project comes out the correct size and shape. Our free tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of knitting a swatch.
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Superwash v Non-Superwash Wool

Superwash v Non-Superwash Wool

by Sarah Stanfield February 12, 2021

What is superwash wool? We take a closer look at the difference between superwash and non-superwash yarns and the kind of projects that you’ll use each for.
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Getting to know Petter

Getting to know Petter

by Sarah Stanfield February 05, 2021

We put the spotlight on a well loved classic superwash wool, Rauma Petter and have fun knitting swatches showing lace, cables, colourwork and it's beautiful texture.
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A Petter Palette

A Petter Palette

by Sarah Stanfield October 08, 2019

Sarah has a plan for her autumn's knitting, which involves combining these 5 colours of Petter in different ways to make 4 children's sweaters to meet differing tastes and needs.
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Bruntsfield in Finull and some suggested colour combinations

Bruntsfield in Finull and some suggested colour combinations

by Nuala Fahey October 04, 2019

Autumn is vest time and we decided to go into Ysolda’s back catalogue and pull out a great autumn classic. We don't stock the original yarn any more but we have some suggestions for alternative colours in Finul PT2.
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How to swatch for a sweater

How to swatch for a sweater

by Ysolda Teague February 07, 2019

Swatches lie! One of the most common stories I hear, and one I've experienced myself, is that despite getting the right gauge on the swatch the sweater turned out unexpectedly huge or tiny. It's nearly impossible to control all of the variables that might affect the gauge in the swatch vs the finished garment but there are certainly some things you can do to maximise the honesty of your swatches.
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How to swatch in the round: the easy way

How to swatch in the round: the easy way

by ysoldateague June 05, 2014

Learn how to knit a gauge swatch in the round, accurately and easily. Your seamless sweaters, hats, cowls and socks will fit perfectly when you swatch in the round. Free step-by-step tutorial.
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Colour Dominance

Colour Dominance

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com May 29, 2014

While focussing on playing with colours and practising knitting with dpns and a belt I got distracted from paying attention to the arrangement of my yarns. Although I quickly swapped the colours to the correct hand I started wondering just how big a difference colour dominance really meant.
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Swatching in pattern

by ysoldateague April 17, 2014

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