yarn? Answered

How to attach working yarn to the yarn on the needle

Asked by jhubac 1 year ago


Summer Yarns Contest

Posted by grooooovy 7 years ago


how to make a yarn swift? Answered

How to make a yarn swift?

Asked by 8 years ago



Soccer Ball Afghan Pattern

I'm looking for a crochet pattern for a soccer ball afghan.  Anyone? 

Asked by Luny 3 years ago


Uses for cat hair (and boredom)

Something I always wanted to do was learn to spin yarn. So, I looked up online how they appeared, and made a spinner from an old hard drive, a paintbrush handle, a bread board, and another doo-hickewy, and set off.. First, I must say, I now know what it feels like to have a hairball)... From the photo, you can see that I have much more practice, if only I could bear eating Petromalt) My cats fur is short, and I had saved a container, which I had in the freezer for some time... The invention Kit-D-Sguise

Posted by littleangels 6 years ago


Best glue for fixing yarn to a balloon? Answered

I want to securely attach yarn to a latex balloon (stretched but not fully inflated). Ideally I'd soak the yarn in the glue. Suggestions?

Asked by makendo 1 year ago


Medium yarn? Answered

Hi! I only have medium yarn, what should I change for the first scarf?John

Asked by Noumea-Bourail-PoumN 1 year ago


Lion Brand Yarn @ Autodesk Gallery

On Thursday, May 1 Instructables partnered with Lion Brand yarn to host a workshop at the Autodesk Gallery Design Night. We made a Parabolic String Lamp using Lion Brand Fun Yarn.  Check out these pictures and share your yarn related projects in the comments!!!

Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago


Carrying yarn loosely and snuggly

My pattern notes say to carry yarn loosely across 2 sl sts on rows 6-17. Later it says carry yarn snugly across sl sts in these 4 rows. I don't understand what they mean by carrying the yarn.

Asked by masweeney 8 years ago


Coming Soon: Lion Brand Yarn Critter Contest

Next week we'll be starting the Lion Brand Yarn Critter Contest. Show off your best small and cute yarn creations to win a gift certificate from Lion Brand Yarn and other cool prizes from Instructables! Both regular Instructables and slideshow Instructables will be eligible.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


How much yarn do you need to make it? Answered

Like feet or inches of yarn. I'm using 10.5 needles.

Asked by DawnF29 1 year ago


Giftcard-giveaway! someone intrested in knitting /crotcheting in the UK?

Hej I'm searching for someone in the UK that loves to knit / crotched  due i have to give away a 25 $ LION-brand yarn giftcard :) Please send me PM!

Posted by Mimikry 6 years ago



How do I make a spinning wheel from this treadle sewing machine? Answered

It does need cleaning and painting, but the treadle and the fly wheel move smoothly backwards and forwards.  Thank you.

Asked by jodi8727 5 years ago


Knitted Chairs

I've created an open source pattern for knitted chair! The aim is to let individuals use knitting as a creative media to personalise the ubiquitous plastic chair. It's been great to see how different every single knitted chairs are. Join me in this revolution! www.knittedchairs.wordpress.com

Posted by yuvee 9 years ago



Can I use a worsted weight yarn instead of chunky? Answered

I was given a big bag of worsted weight yarn I was hoping to use for these projects. I see the two scarf projects list chunky weight yarn instead. Is it okay if I substitute this?

Asked by SabrinaB38 1 year ago


choosing yarn.? Answered

I bought a nice looking yarn, but it's really hard to knit with. It's 61%wool, 20% nylon and 19% acrylic. I changed the size om the "needles" from 7 to 8.5 but it is still hard to knit. Is there qualities of yarn you should stay away from as a befinner?

Asked by lassab999 9 months ago


How do I prepare cotton yarn for dyeing?

I am about to have my first go at hand dyeing yarn. I am using cotton and it seems all of the preparation instructions are for wool. What do I need to do to prepare my cotton yarn for dyeing?

Asked by 9 years ago



Yarn work Question

Hello! I'm Jordan the Knitter and I'm new to instructables. This website is amazing! I thought it would be fun to start out with a question. Is there anything you would like to learn in the realm of yarn work? I've been working yarn for about eight years. I spend a good bit of time avoiding homework by instructing others and making my own designs. 

Posted by neonneedles 5 years ago


Eyeball Yarn

Though I dearly love eyelash yarn, this eyeball yarn takes the cake.It's vitreous humor, from insubordiknit.com:Ever wish you had eyes on the back of your head? Well now you can have them all over your head, bwahahaha...or your neck...or wherever you choose to don your knitted eyeball item.Five colorways of handpainted merino wool with scads of handdyed tussah silk noils, soysilk, organic cotton and ingeo then corespun the yarn thick and thin, poofy and tight, so that it would resemble a mass of muscley eye innards. Spun in, nice and tight, are 13-15 hand felted eyeballs Note -- these are NOT plied in or tied in! They are spun in, part of the actual yarn.They seem to have a podcast too, and promise more background on this yarn in the 4th episode.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Epic Yarn Bombing!

New York yarn artist Olek has pulled off an act of epic yarn bombing. She crocheted a cover for the Wall Street bull. Incidentally the bull itself was another act of guerrilla street art, having been placed there without permission in 1987 by artist Arturo Di Modica.  OLEK AND THE CHARGING BULL ON WALL STREET from olek on Vimeo. Thanks to for the tip from our very own Natalina

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


Fiber contest

Can we use loose fibers (roving) for the fibers contest or does it have to be spun into yarn first? Thanks

Posted by flyingpuppy 5 years ago


Is it possible to tint plastic yarn so as to use the resulting tinted yarn for crochet or knitting projects? Answered

I have lots of white plastic bags, less colored bags from which to make plastinc yarn. The problem are : - the difficulty of getting colored bags; - finding bags with the right colors for a specific project. For instance, I wish to crochet a bag in white and ultramarine, but don't have any bag of the second color. If I could tint part of my plastic bags, I would be able to complet this project (a bag for my daughter, who is a Sea Cadet).

Asked by Bedelian 9 years ago


Can wool yarn scraps be recycled into a felted fabric?

I do a lot of needlecrafts so I have yarn scraps of all descriptions & I would like to use them in some productive way. I want to use them to wet felt into something that I could then make into a pillow or whatever. Theoretically, it should work. If anyone has any ideas or comments please let me know. thanks

Asked by teaellen 2003 7 years ago


Instructables on the YarnCraft Podcast!

Eric and I visited Lion Brand Yarn headquarters in NYC, and chatted with Liz from the YarnCraft podcast!Check us out on YarnCraft episode 6! Our segment runs from 8:42 to 24:45.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Prizes

If no-one else enters, every entrant will get a prize. Won't they?

Posted by knektek 7 years ago


What do I do with the left over yarn part that I have start with? Answered

I have taught myself last Monday night how to knit. So I caught on quick by Tuesday night and decided to start a scarf with two colors going back and forth, like stripes and 20 lines of each color. So I finish my first 20 lines with one color and notice that I have like a tail thingy hanging off at where I started the whole thing. So what do I do with it so it wont unravel?

Asked by Wolfernite 6 years ago


Mario Amigurumi

Good ol' Mario gets the amigurumi treatment by janama at cuteamigurumi.com. What can I say, it's a cute Mario and it's a great job. Hit the link for more pictures. It's a Mario! via boingboing

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Guerilla Knitting

There is a lot more knitting out there beyond the standard stitching that is crazy and wild and even a bit subversive. Some of it is called knit graffiti like at knittaplease.com and some of it just likes to be more playful and make bizarre and fun new objects. In San Francisco there was a guy who would wrap abandoned bikes and bike locks with thick and chunky yarn. It was a beautiful way to reclaim what was a pretty grim reminder that bike theft is prevalent here.I may not be compelled to learn how to cast on and make some stuff of my own, but you have to respect the people who feel compelled to take the craft and keep on running with it.To find out more, check out this article on we-make-money-not-art.com to read some history, watch a video discussing current issues, and see some cool examples of the styles.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Existing Crocheted Instructables

I know there are so many cool instructables already out there about crocheted things. Anybody want to share any for inspiration for the contest? I love my muppets: https://www.instructables.com/id/A_Crocheted_Tribute_to_Dr_Teeth_and_the_Electric_/ They're actually on display at the American Textile Museum right now. And I did make Animal, I just haven't photographed him yet.

Posted by domestic_engineer 8 years ago


Join the Flock

From the Simply Knitting blog: Eden Arts have launched a public art project that’s totally caught our imagination! The Cumbria-based organisation are inviting you to make pom-pom sheep to create a gigantic fuzzy flock – think Antony Gormley’s ‘Field for the British Isles’, only fluffier and more colourful! The aim is to raise awareness of the wonder of sheep’s wool while encouraging collaborative creativity, so make sure you use sheep's wool to make your pom-pom beasties, and invite as many people to join in as you can! To whet your appetite you can visit a flock of 125 of the sheep at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, where they will remain till the end of 2011. Over the next few months they’re hoping to increase this number to several thousand! You can download full sheep-making instructions at www.jointheflock.co.uk (and I've attached them below as well).

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Anyone have a tutorial, or good advice for Creating my own Crochet patterns on paper/computer?

I've been designing and crocheting my own items-sweaters, shawls, purses, backpacks, scarves, gloves etc for over 15 years now. I just never thought to write them down. I need help. If anyone knows of a free program, free template, or a free tutorial for how to put a crochet pattern down on paper, I'd be SUPER Grateful! Thanks in advance to anyone who answers!  I'd be happy to crochet for anyone who would like something.  At this point I only sell by word of mouth, which in my way of doing something is that I make the first item for whomever (usually a friend or casual acquaintence) asked me to do it-usually for free.  If someone whom That Person knows now wants the same item in a different color or texture, size, etc...that one I charge for.  I have never used someone else's pattern for sale items.  And, believe it or not, In my 25+ years of Crochet, Knitting, and all other crafting I've yet to make anything for me.  I'm my worst customer, I guess...lol. The list of things I've made for others, just for them to have, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, baby showers, bridal showers, and a bunch of other reasons for crafting, is Super Long.  Probably in the mid 5,000's.

Asked by AnniedoesFiberCrafting 5 years ago


How much of this yarn would I need for a men's scarf? Thanks!? Answered

Hank Weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g Hank Length: 215 yds / 198 m Gauge:5 sts = 1" / 20 sts & 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) Needle Size: 8 (US) / 5 mm Yarn Fiber: 50% Alpaca 50% Wool Yarn

Asked by mmurphy613 7 months ago


other yarn string coming off the left needle in video? Answered

What is it for, where did it come from, i don't have it?

Asked by Greysonnc 8 months ago


contest? Answered

I entered my instructable for fall for yarn contest.... but my instrcutable is not shown in the entries page. what should i do?

Asked by katheejama wahab 2 years ago


Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge Winners Announced!

Instructables and Lion Brand Yarn are happy to announce the winners of the Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge!We were incredibly impressed by the variety and creativity of your entries! There were over 450 slideshows with thousands of pictures, making it incredibly hard to choose winners. Check the Lion Brand group to see more great project ideas you might have missed the first time around.We appreciate your enthusiasm for sharing your projects, ideas, and patterns, and will definitely be hosting more great yarncraft contests in the months to come!This contest may be over, but the Lion Brand group will live on! Keep on submitting your yarn creations to the group and share the wonderful things you make with the rest of the world! Lion Brand Yarn SelectionsEach winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers. (in alphabetical order) Crochet Goldfish Dread Crocheted Cthulhu Frowny Marshmallows My First Lighthouse Afghan Purple Fans - Childs Afghan Instructables Selections Each winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers. Ratings Winners* Pageviews Winners Random Winner Log CabinRainbow Afghan Kilt Hose Happiness is awarm gun Knitted Kebaya Monster Socks Random winner selected by robot. *Negative and duplicate votes were eliminated.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Has anyone used old nylon stockings as crochet yarn such as plastic grocery bags are used.

I was thinking that old nylon stockings could be used as crochet yarn such as plastic grocery bags are used. Has anyone tried it? If so, how did you prepare them and what did you crochet (or make)?

Asked by jacaja 8 years ago


New Wool Stainless Steel Yarn from Lion Brand

Our friends from Lion Brand just sent us some of their new Wool Stainless Steel yarn in shimmery black and gray. Now we need to come up with some great projects to show it off!Here's the what-what:75% Wool25% StainlessSemi-conductive (offers a lot of resistance)Size 0 needles, lace weightWe want to wow them with what we can come up with to use this delicate, ethereal fiber. What would you do with it?Post your ideas, pictures or patterns and we'll get to work!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


CAN'T VOTE FOR ME ON THE LION BRAND CONTEST NEED HELP

Hi. I entered a project in the lion brand yarn instructables, and my family and friends have been telling me there is no way to vote for me. anyone else have this prob? thanks. if you know how to fix it please contact me.

Posted by timewarp 10 years ago


Fastest Knitter to Defend Title

A neat read for those knitters out there!Courtesy of the BBCHazel Tindall, from Shetland, is representing the UK at the international contest in Minneapolis.She was 52 when she was crowned the world's fastest knitter with 255 stitches in three minutes in 2004.The top knitters from across Europe and America will be taking part in the competition.'Good technique'Mrs Tindall said she was brought up in a family where her grandmother was always knitting.She told BBC Scotland: "I managed 255 in three minutes when I became the world's fastest knitter in 2004 and this is the first time I have been invited back to defend the title."I think you need to have good technique and move your hands as little as possible."Everyone has their own way of doing it. I have been knitting for more than half a century." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/7238737.stm

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago


What crocheted applique would make a great earflap for a crocheted hat? Answered

Ok so I am making this cool hat and I want to have earflaps like the pattern here, But alas I am a guy and I can't use hearts! I am looking for a simple applique pattern that would look really cool for earflaps, I wanted a dinosaur but I could not find any patterns. Any help would be great! Mahalo, Dan

Asked by kemper 7 years ago


Can someone tell me if I'm crocheting correctly? Answered

So I'm trying to make some arm-warmers and I'm making my own pattern.  The pattern I have so far is: 43 ch 3 turning chain 42 dc 3 turning chain But when I'm doing it the pattern is curling on itself. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.  Also note that I'm really green to crocheting so I'm probably just doing something I'm not understanding. So if you don't know, then could you please give advice on the basics? or link to something similar? Thank you!

Asked by Iridium7 4 years ago


Lion Brand Yarn Store: NYC grand opening!

When Eric and I were in NYC earlier this year, we got an early tour through the half-finished construction zone that will soon be the Lion Brand Yarn store. It should be awesome when finished - I'm jealous of all of you who live in the NY area and can visit! Official opening date is November 18, at 34 W 15th Street. Check it out!The Times Square billboards will be running Lion Brand Yarn ads for a bit on opening day - they've put up a mock-up for those of us who can't be there to view it in person.

Posted by canida 9 years ago


Upcoming Lion Brand Summer Yarns Contest

Summer isn't typically the time we think about taking up needles and wool, but the availability of light-weight and gossamer yarns these days, it's the perfect time to whip up some new projects. We're teaming up with our friends from Lion Brand to bring you the Summer Yarns Contest! Show off your lace techniques, craft up new totebags, make some summer shawls or sundresses. Think beach, bbq, and long, hot days, and get your needles, hooks and looms ready to go.  We'll be launching this one soon!

Posted by scoochmaroo 7 years ago


Special Yarn? Answered

First I want to thank You for a really nice class.I bought a super soft yarn and thought I could knit a baby hat. The yarn is from Sweden and it is named "Svarta fåret, Teddy" made of polyester and you should use 4mm knitting needles. Since I wanted to knit a hat I wanted it to be stretchy, but I could not see the previous stich was a "K" or a "P". I gave up. How do you solve such a problem, the women in shop said it was a good idea to knit a hat with the yarn, but how do I do? Is it streatchy enough if I go for only K:s?(I hope you understand my bad English)/Lasse Sabell, Sweden

Asked by lassab999 8 months ago