Using eco friendly Face Scrubbies and Make-Up Remover Pads

Have you ever tried using cotton face scrubbies instead of scrub or disposable make-up remover pads? They are fabulous little things! Washable, reusable, pretty and last but not least: they are good for your skin as well as the planet. Plastic in scrub productsDo you sometimes wonder about the ingredients of your skin products? Perhaps …

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Crochet hook and knitting needles size converter (Metric, USA, UK)

Well hello! Welcome to Home of Yarns. Are you trying to figure out which size crochet hook or knitting needles to use? Let this size converter help you. Convert hook and needle size When you want to use an foreign pattern, make sure you know what the origin of the pattern is. Pay special attention …

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Knitting styles: Continental vs English knitting

Many roads lead to Rome and many knitting styles lead to the same result. Have you ever wondered what knitting styles exist and how these differ? In this article you will find out all about Continental Knitting and English knitting. What is Continental knitting?Continental style knitting, also known as German or European knitting is a …

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Plastic vs. Wooden vs. Metal knitting needles

How do you like your knitting needles, plastic, metal or wooden? Is there a difference? Maybe you haven’t tried all of these materials yet and wonder what is best for you or your project. Here is some information on the types of knitting needles and how they differ. Metal knitting needles + allow fast knitting– …

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Crochet terminology: stitch names and abbreviations translated (USA, UK, NL, DE)

Hi there! Welcome to Home of Yarns. Are you confused about crochet terminology? The stitches are named and abbreviated differently per country and that can be pretty confusing. UK vs US crochet terminologyEspecially when you want to use an English pattern, make sure you know whether it is written in US or UK terminology. The …

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