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Sock Talk - wrapping up Sock-a-palooza

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Sock Talk - wrapping up Sock-a-palooza

June's Sock-a-palooza was awesome!! So many customers participated and got a ton of socks made during the month. It was so fun seeing everyone's progress and the different designs.  As a special treat, I've created a Sock Template that you can fill in with all the details needed for a pair of socks. It works for toe up or cuff down, for heels with a gusset or without. There's room on the front to write in the stitch pattern you're using and room on the back to put in important things like your cast on method and heel instructions. You...

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Sock Talk - Sock care

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Sock Talk - Sock care

So your socks are complete. Now what? Washing your socks: Depending on the yarn you used and your preferences, you may need to hand wash your socks. Soak is a fantastic no-rinse soap that is perfect for this task. Just add a little bit to your bucket or sink and fill with water. Throw your socks in and let them soak for at least 15 minutes. Squeeze out all the water you can then lay your socks out flat to dry. Pin them if desired. If you are putting your socks through the washer and dryer, I recommend putting them...

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July @ Sweet Yarns

July @ Sweet Yarns

Woo hoo! It's time for Summer vacation! The kids are out of school. The weather is about as warm as it's going to get here in Northern Ontario. Do you have some awesome holiday plans? What does your Summer look like? Sweet Yarns will not be taking any vacations but there is some news, so here is all the latest information for July at the store. Please read through all the notes below.   SHOPPINGOntario is entering Phase #2 on June 30th which means our shopping guidelines will change slightly. We'll be able to have three (3) customers in store...

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Unraveling Sweaters - Before you begin

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Unraveling Sweaters - Before you begin

Sweaters can be a bit intimidating when it comes to thinking about knitting one. It's a larger project that requires many details. And what if it doesn't fit? Too big or too small? Yikes! But I'm here to tell you that it's not that bad. We're going to be going through the steps, with tips and tricks, here on the blog as we knit our Grouse Creek sweaters. As always, you're welcome to stop by Sweet Yarns any time with your project for some in-person help.   Before you begin: There are some things you can do before you start...

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Lauren's Library Blanket - 4

Lauren's Library Blanket

Lauren's Library Blanket - 4

I've been working away on my Library Blanket, but with all my projects that are currently on needles, it's been a little slow.  I made it through the first section of horizontal stripe easily and was very excited to start the first vertical stripe section. It was super simple to cast on the extra stitches to give the vertical height and then start the vertical striping process.  I've got a little tip for you too. When I started kntting the blanket, I figured out that 5 garter ridges is equal to 1 inch. Throughout the pattern they tell you measurements...

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