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SALE/SHOP HOURS: Tuesday, August 30 – Friday, September 2 11am – 5pm Saturday, September 3 11am – 3pm Sale Items/Prices Commercial yarn* — 30% off Books — 30% off Notions — 20% off *Excludes Cheryl’s hand dyed yarn. Sorry, the… Continue Reading…

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In my last blog post, I reported that I have re-discovered loom knitting– Ultimate Oval Loom knitting to be exact. A few months ago, Leisure Arts sent me their new “Ultimate Oval Loom” to use and write a review. Because… Continue Reading…

KnittingLoom KnittingThe Fiber ClosetUseful Information

Yes, you read that correctly–loom knitting!  My first knitting loom experience was years ago with the big white plastic loom and a pick. Gauge was extra-large.  You had to double/triple your yarn. Mostly, they were for hats and scarves. Instructions… Continue Reading…

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The Illiana Yarn Crawl is off and running….as fast as a crawl can. Haha. July 15 – 24, 2016 10am – 5pm Everyday! If you haven’t been in to visit us at The Fiber Closet yet, you are missing out… Continue Reading…

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Lace Yarn, Super FIne Yarn

  Category 1, Super Fine Yarn includes sock, fingering and baby yarns.  The yarns knit at 27-32 stitches over 4 inches on US Size 1-3 needles. The yarn thicknesses in this category can very.  Just the term sock weight can… Continue Reading…

The Fiber Closet

  The ceiling is in! We are getting everything organized and put back in place. It is so bright & nice now. This means we are officially starting up the Thursday afternoon Fiber Closet Club on March 3rd. Bring your… Continue Reading…

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Yarn Categories 2 and 3

Fine yarn and Light yarn are some of my favorite yarns. Light Yarn DK  (double knitting) weight and light worsted yarns fall into this category. These light yarns are just a little bit thicker than fine yarns and a tiny… Continue Reading…

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Medium Yarn

Medium Yarn The Medium Yarn category includes worsted, afghan, and aran weight yarns.  Knit gauge for 4 inches of stockinette is 16-20 stitches on US 7-9 needles. Worsted weight yarn is wonderful for knitting sweaters, scarves, mittens, leg warmers and… Continue Reading…

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Bulky Yarn Category 5

Bulky Yarn or Chunky Weight Yarn Bulky yarn will help you knit hats, heavy sweaters, jackets, afghans/throws, scarves and other specialty items quickly.  Category 5 yarns are about twice the diameter of worsted weight yarn.  This yarn works great when… Continue Reading…

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    Yes, it’s true.  There is a new yarn weight category and it is:       Category 6, Super Bulky,  had to adjust to make room for Category 7, Jumbo.  Super Bulky (Bulky/Roving) was gauged at knitting 6-11 stitches over 4… Continue Reading…

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