Archive / RESOURCES

RSS feed for this section

Knitting tutorials, knitting techniques, knitting tips and our well-loved Know Your Sheep series.

Knitting Needls, Beginner Tips, Tools, ChiaoGoo, Hiya Hiya

YAK Beginner Guide to: Needles

Interchangeables, circulars, DPNs, straights, bamboo, steel: there are so many options when it comes to needles and as a beginner it can be overwhelming. Although finding the right needles is mostly a matter of personal preference there are definitely key characteristics to think about when getting a new pair. 1. Straight Needles. The traditional needles Read the full article…

Tutorial, Blocking, T Pin, Soak Wool Wash

Blocking: what’s it all about and why is it important?

Blocking is one of those words that knitters bandy around and, like lots of knitting and crochet terminology, it doesn’t really mean much until you’ve had it explained. Along with washing, blocking is the final step of your project and it is the step which transforms your project to an accomplished conclusion. There are 2 Read the full article…

Natural Dyes, YAK Online Resources

Natural Dyes Explained

As time goes on natural dyes have grown more and more in popularity. They offer a environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic pigments. They give dyers the possibility to create beautiful colours using readily available ingredients and age-old recipes. Like any trend, it comes with its lot of controversies and misconceptions. Today we’re going to debunk Read the full article…