Category Archives: Knitting & Crochet

Understanding Yarn Count Measurements

Understanding Yarn Count

Common Yarn Count Systems Various methods are used to determine yarn counts. The yarn count is basically a way of defining the thickness of a yarn, and this is done by measuring the length of yarn to a specific weight; the higher the number, the finer the yarn. Most of the yarns on this website […]

Hand Spun, Knitted Hat

Pineapple Hat Full

Karen Malledent sent us this great photo. ‘Thought you might like a photo of my daughter wearing one of my creations using your merino and blue faced Leicester (the one I dyed yellow using your acid dyes). I call this the ‘Pineapple Hat’!’ Karen has hand spun dye wool tops, and hand dyed and spun […]

Luxury Scarf from Mohair Loop Yarn

Mohair Loop Yarn

This Mohair Loop Yarn just has to be seen and felt! It is luxuriously soft and knits into a sumptuous scarf – ideal for Christmas presents. The scarf was knitted using the basic knit stitch on size 10mm Surina wooden needles. 12 stitches were cast onto the needle and a 100g hank was used. Don’t […]

Knitting from a Wool Top

Knitted Tops

The Fibrecrafts Merino wool tops have a long fibre length which means that it can be knitted or crocheted without being spun, to create a thick, dense knitted fabric ideal for making Afghan squares, scarves and hats. If you would like to learn how to knit, please visit our “Knitting, Casting On” page to get […]

Knitting from a Mawata Cap

Mawata Cap Small

It is possible to knit from any continuous length, whether it be deliciously soft wool yarn or a ball of common household string. Knitting directly from the silk Mawata Cap, which we sell to you as a fibre, can work equally well. Mawata Caps are created by pulling out the cocoons over a former creating […]

Freeform Knitting & Crochet

Freeform knitting

Delicious oddments of yarns, the simple tool of a crochet hook and a piece of rug canvas can pave the way to making an original designer hand bag. This bag, made by Coralie Miles, shows the exciting colours and textures that can be achieved from breaking ‘the rules’. Coralie hand spun her yarns using both […]

Colourful Silk Scarf by Susan Litton

Susans Silk Scarf Landscape

This colourful, tactile scarf has been crafted by Susan Litton. She first spun a small amount of each of the Fibrecrafts silk fibres and then microwave dyed the yarn samples with Acid dye. She knitted the yarn into a long, narrow scarf. Then attached tassels across both ends and at intervals along each side for […]

Hand Spun, Knitted Sweater

Pat Hodge Sweater Ashford

Pat Hodge bought her spinning wheel from Fibrecrafts in September 2002 and set about learning to spin under expert tuition from Phyllis Funnell. Here she proudly shows off her hand-knitted sweater made from the yarn she has spun from Jacob and Shetland fibres. Well done Pat!

Hand Spun, Moebius Knitted Scarf

Phyllis Moebius

Phyllis Funnell sports her Moebius scarf knitted from a pattern in the ‘Treasury of Magical Knitting’. She hand spun the super soft yarn from grey Alpaca. In hindsight, we should have taken more photos of this lovely lace knitted scarf but we are delighted to have a photo of the modest Phyllis at last! Both […]

Knitted Scarves by Jo Barrell

Jo's scarf

Hand-dyed, Silk Boucle Scarf Jo’s hand-dyed Italian Silk Boucle knitted scarf was featured on page 15 of the 2006 Fibrecrafts Catalogue (pictured here, below). She dyed the yarn using the microwave method of low water immersion dyeing with acid dyes before knitting it into this pretty scarf. Slub Yarn Scarf Jo, who works here at […]