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WELCOME TO OUR ON-LINE WAREHOUSE......>>> FREE UK POSTAGE ON ALL WEBSITE ORDERS OVER £25 >>>..... SHIPPING PRICES UK - £2.99 ( Under £25 )..... EU POSTAGE £4.99..... REST OF WORLD POSTAGE £9.99...... GREAT BRANDS AT GREAT PRICES>>> SIRDAR>>>SUBLIME>>>RICO>>> DEBBIE BLISS>>>JAMES C.BRETT>>> KING COLE>>>HAYFIELD>>>SNUGGLY>>>NORO>>>JENNY WATSON>>>CLOVER>>>KNIT PRO>>>PONY ****TELEPHONE ORDERS WELCOME***
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WELCOME TO THE CRAFTY YARN SHOP

OUR ONLINE KNITTING SHOP

Buy Knitting Wool - Knitting Patterns

 

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KNITTING WOOL

We offer a wide range of Knitting Wool & Yarn in our warehouse at very competitive prices – with brands such as Sirdar - Sublime - Rico Design - Debbie Bliss - Noro - James C Brett - King Cole - Hayfield - Jenny Watson - DY Choice - Knit Pro

Whether your an experienced knitter or just a beginner, we have something for everyone

4 Ply - DK - Aran - Chunky - Super Chunky - Fashion Yarns, Scarf Yarns and Sock Yarn.

GREAT BRANDS AT GREAT PRICES ALL THE TIME

KNITTING PATTERNS 

                  A Great range of Knitting Patterns and Books for all the Family
      
                              KNITTING NEEDLES AND ACCESSORIES

             We sell Knitting Needles - Circular Needles - Double Pointed Sock Needles

Crochet Hooks & Knitting Accessories

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         Is one of our largest suppliers, we sell a large range of their products and pride ourselves on being one of their largest stockists in Stockists in South Yorkshire

 We hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us, if you are unable to find a  current line from one of  our suppliers, please feel free to contact us at
                                       
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Knitting is a method by which thread or yarn is used to create a cloth. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of loops, called stitches. As each row progresses, a new loop is pulled through an existing loop. The active stitches are held on a needle until another loop can be passed through them. This process of knitting eventually results in a fabric, often used for garments.

Knitting may be done by hand or by machine. There exist numerous styles and methods of hand knitting.

Different types of yarns and needles may be used to achieve a plethora of knitted materials, these tools give the final piece a different color, texture, weight, and/or integrity. Other factors that affect the end result include the needle's shape, thickness and malleability, as well as the yarn's fiber type, texture and twist.

Knitting is a technique for producing a two-dimensional fabric made from a one-dimensional yarn or thread. In weaving, the threads are always straight, running parallel either lengthwise (warp threads) or crosswise (weft threads).

There are two major varieties of knitting: weft knitting and warp knitting. In the more common weft knitting, the wales are perpendicular to the course of the yarn. In warp knitting, the wales and courses run roughly parallel. In weft knitting, the entire fabric may be produced from a single yarn, by adding stitches to each wale in turn, moving across the fabric as in a raster scan. By contrast, in warp knitting, one yarn is required for every wale. Since a typical piece of knitted fabric may have hundreds of wales, warp knitting is typically done by machine, whereas weft knitting is done by both hand and machine.

Flat knitting versus circular knitting

Circular knitting (also called "knitting in the round") is a form of knitting that can be used to create a seamless tube. Knitting is worked in rounds (the equivalent of rows in flat knitting) in a helix. Originally, circular knitting was done using a set of four or five double-pointed knitting needles. Later, circular needles were invented. A circular needle resembles two short knitting needles connected by a cable between them.

Flat knitting, on the other hand, is used, in its most basic form, to make flat, rectangular pieces of cloth. It is done with two straight knitting needles and is worked in rows, horizontal lines of stitches. A circular knitting needle can also be used to create flat-knitted pieces that are too large for ordinary straight knitting needles.

Tips for knitting

  • Practice knitting to make sure you don't forget the skill.
  • Knitting is a relaxation to help calm down your nerves. To knit you need to be focused in order to have a steady hand.
  • If it's your first time knitting, it's better to use a thick yarn and bigger needles, as it takes less time to knit a project.
  • These steps show you how to knit flat. You need two single pointed needles, but you can also use circular needles.
  • Knitting isn't just for women; men knit too. No matter what gender you are, knitting is one of the most relaxing, enjoyable, and creative activities that can be enjoyed by all.



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