Need Knitting Instruction?

It's a very sad thing that the Charleston area isn't currently served by an LYS. The good news is that the lovely Stephanie at SLO Yarns is working on providing a local alternative to the craft stores and online ordering. Super excited!!

Classes, though, are just as readily available as they always were--through yours truly! I am available to teach to your group as well as for individual private instruction. If you would like to learn something that I've never taught, just ask. When one of my sweet students asked to learn Brioche, it kicked off a 3 month journey of stitch techniques that netted 3 different classes and won some new converts to this fun stitch pattern. 

Click on the banner at the top of the page for more info about current class offerings, or go to our FB events page. 

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Simple Knitting Tips: Estimate Yarn for Binding Off

In honor of the inaugural session of my new class "Finishin' Strong: Bind-offs and (Some) Seaming, today's Simple Knitting Tip is all about making sure you have enough yarn to bind off.

The first thing to consider if you want to make sure you have enough yarn is this:  buy more yarn than you think you might need. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes you are just knitting a scarf and want to use up ALL the yarn, but if you can, buy extra yarn to save yourself some stress.

BUT. If you are in the situation that requires some careful consideration about the amount of yarn leftover, here's a simple rule of thumb trick for estimating how much yarn you'll need to bind off your project.

Wrap the working yarn l-o-o-s-e-l-y around the project 3 times (wrap 4 times if you're paranoid). The amount of yarn it takes to wrap the width of your project those three times is how much yarn you will need to bind off.

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