Knit(in)spiration

Knitting and crochet is a lot of fun and relaxing, but there is quite a bit involved if you want to be good at it. To make it easier for you, I have created this knowledge base. Here you will find tips and explanations about everything that has to do with knitting and crochet.

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  • Eucalyptus vs bamboo
    Eucalyptus vs bamboo

    Both eucalytpus and bamboo are sustainable, but each fabric has advantages and disadvantages.

    Eucalyptus is increasingly being used as an alternative to cotton which is not an environmentally friendly plant. Eucalyptus is…

  • How are knitting and meditation related?
    How are knitting and meditation related?

    Meditation is part of every major religion and spirituality. Meditation is thousands of years old, but it solves many of our modern problems as we learn to improve our focus, reduce stress and be more resilient in an ever-changing…

  • How can I combine colors?
    How can I combine colors?

    DO'S

    1. Use Contrasting Colors

    You can always combine colors that contrast well. For example, black and white is a classic. But blue and beige, red and green are also successful combinations. Combining contrasting colors comes…

  • How do I cast on stitches?
    How do I cast on stitches?

    To start knitting you need to make a whole row of loops. We call this casting on stitches. This is easiest with your thumb.
    If you make a lot of those loops, your knitting will be wide; if you only make a few loops, your knitting…

  • How do I make the setup loop?
    How do I make the setup loop?

    First, choose knitting wool in a color that you like. Then you can start on your very first knitting project! The first thing to do is to attach the knitting yarn to the knitting needle. You do this with a cast-on loop, a special…

  • How do I send parcels in an ecological way?
    How do I send parcels in an ecological way?

    The mountain of waste during holidays is very large and creates a large ecological footprint. I take my responsibility while packing the products.

    I will never use plastic to ship orders. I choose recycled boxes or other…

  • How do I take good care of my ordered item?
    How do I take good care of my ordered item?

    The best way to freshen up the knitting is to air it outside in a shady spot - usually this is enough! If you do want to wash the knitwear, wash it by hand, preferably with a no-rinse detergent, such as Eucalan or Soak.

    Never put…

  • How do you place an order?
    How do you place an order?

    1. You go to the webshop: www.lizesaardigegarens.be

    2. You click on "Clothing and accessories", you choose "Sweaters and T-shirts" and then you click on "Avant gardner sweater" (if you want to order the sweater in the photo).

    3.…

  • How many threads does a yarn consist of?
    How many threads does a yarn consist of?

    Yarn is made from fibers. In order to be able to make yarn from fibers, the fibers are spun into threads. After spinning, the threads are twisted to give them strength. For knitting, not only the type of yarn you use matters, but…

  • How much yarn do I need for my project?
    How much yarn do I need for my project?

    That is sometimes a difficult question. And that's because many factors come into play.

    A first indication of the consumption of a yarn can be found on the label. Each label shows an amount required for a stockinette stitch…

  • What are short rows and how do you knit them?
    What are short rows and how do you knit them?

    First things first: what are shortened rows? They are short rows, which means that you don't knit the entire row from start to finish, but only part of it. At some point in this round you will be asked not to continue knitting,…

  • What are sustainable yarns?
    What are sustainable yarns?

    Durable is not boring and only for 'goat wool socks types'. Just like knitting and crochet, sustainability is very hip! In this article I tell you more about fair trade, recycled, organic cotton and wool.

    Difference Between…

  • What are twisted yarns?
    What are twisted yarns?

    Twisting is twisting the individual wires around each other. With classic twisted yarns, usually 2 or 4 threads are twisted around each other. These yarns give a nice stitch pattern in stockinette stitch where both sides of the…

  • What are vegetable dyes?
    What are vegetable dyes?

    Before the advent of synthetic dyes (c. 1850), textiles were colored with dyes prepared from plants.

    Many plants lend themselves to the preparation of dye, but the main ones were madder for red, woad and indigo bush for blue and…

  • What can't you do with a knitted item?
    What can't you do with a knitted item?

    1. Wash too hot
    Unless you need new dresses for your daughter's doll of course 😉 Washing wool and other yarns at high temperatures also makes it easier for the colors to run through.2. Hang on the drying rack
    Gently squeeze out…

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