Knitting Abbreviations

by Paradise Staff

Abbreviation: Name: [ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed ( ) work instructions within parentheses in the place directed * * repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed * repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed “ inch(es) alt alternate approx approximately beg begin/beginning bet between BO bind off CA […]

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The world’s largest smallest knitting tote? Meet the Italia Tote!

by Paradise Staff

This tote is in a class of it’s own, durable, collapsible and stylish!  The Italia comes in a variety of styles and holds everything from your knitting projects to your beach towels and snackies for the day.  It’s also perfect for farmers market trips or shopping as it hides easily in a pocket or purse […]

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Addi Express Quick and Easy Hat!

by Paradise Staff

I’ll show you how to make a fun little hat on the Addi Express quickly in the video below with little or no experience.  These circular knitting machines are great when you’re in a time crunch or doing knit hats for charity in a flash.

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Paradise Fibers Revolution Spinning Wheel featured in Spin Off Magazine!

by Paradise Staff

Most of you Spinners out there already have the latest edition of Spin-Off Magazine, Summer 2012. If not go get a copy pronto or order one from us and we’ll send it, Spin-Off is awesome! We are so excited here at the shop they chose our new Production Spinning Wheel to be included in their […]

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Navajo Plying on a Drop Spindle Basics with Rachel Video

by Paradise Staff

Rachel, our local spinning guru demonstrates Navajo Plying on a drop spindle.  She breaks down the basics of Navajo Plying for beginners and intermediate spinners alike.  Make sure to check our class schedule for local classes here at our shop on our website www.paradisefibers.com.

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Spinning Tips for learning to spin and Trav’s Dow of Spinning

by Paradise Staff

There are so many different thicknesses of yarn from worsted and bulky weight all the way down to lace and fingering it can be challenging to figure out where to start.  I recommend trying to spin worsted or bulky in a single ply for your first yarn.  Please note my preface: this is my way […]

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The Official Paradise Fibers Blog!

by Paradise Staff

Here you’ll find everything from spinning tips to strange and wonderful happenings at the shop.  Stay tuned or sign up for our RSS Feed to be alerted when there are new articles. Let us know if there is a particular top you’d like us to feature, we’re taking requests.

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