Tools & Tips

Here are some resources for beginning and advanced knitters alike.
Download  Noro Behind the Scenes [PDF

Noro Behind The Scenes

A Noro aficionado for more than twenty-five years, designer Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton took the trip of a lifetime, traveling to Japan from her home in Sweden to meet the man behind the yarn.

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Download The Knitting Architect by Sion Elalouf [PDF]

The Knitting Architect

by Sion Elalouf

Download our very own introductory knitting book.

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Download The Advanced Knitting Architect by Sion Elalouf [PDF]

The Advanced Knitting Architect

by Sion Elalouf

Download the follow-up to our very own introductory knitting book.

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A Guide to International Care Symbols

… as found on balls of yarn.

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A Guide to Hosting a Successful Yarn Tasting Event

 

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An Introduction to Knitting

Courtesy Fil Katia, Spain

Learn the basic stitches.

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Yarn Gauge Chart

Weight Gauge Needle
Fingering 7.5 sts = 1" 0 to 1
4-Ply 7 sts = 1" 2 to 3
Sport 6 sts = 1" 4 to 5
DK 5.5 sts = 1" 5 to 6
Worsted 5 sts = 1" 6 to 7
Aran 4.5 sts = 1" 7 to 8
Chunky 3.5 sts = 1" 10 to 10.5
Bulky 2 sts = 1" 11 or over

British vs American English Crochet Patterns

British English USA - American English
double crochet (dc) single crochet (sc)
half treble (htr) half double crochet (hdc)
treble (tr) double crochet (dc)
double treble (dtr) treble (tr)
triple treble (trtr) double treble (dtr)
miss skip
tension gauge
yarn over hook (yoh) yarn over (yo)

Needle Sizes

Metric U.S. UK Japan
2.0 mm 0 14
2.1 mm 0
2.25 mm 1 13
2.4 mm 1
2.5 mm
2.7 mm 2
2.75 mm 2 12
3.0 mm 11 3
3.25 mm 3 10
3.3 mm 4
3.5 mm 4
3.6 mm 5
3.75 mm 5 9
3.9 mm 6
4.0 mm 6 8
4.2 mm 7
4.5 mm 7 7 8
4.8 mm 9
5.0 mm 8 6
5.1 mm 10
5.4 mm 11
5.5 mm 9 5
5.7 mm 12
6.0 mm 10 4 13
6.3 mm 14
6.5 mm 10 ½ 3
6.6 mm 15
7.0 mm 2 7 mm
7.5 mm 1
8.0 mm 11 0 8 mm
9.0 mm 13 00 9 mm
10.0 mm 15 000 10 mm
12.0 mm 17
16.0 mm 19
19.0 mm 35
25.0 mm 50