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  • What is a knitting marker?
    The marker (rings) are a visual cue in your project, whether it is worked flat or in the round.
  • How do we use markers?
    Think of your work as a graphic; there is an X axis (horizontal) and a Y axis (vertical). The stitches are on the X axis (horizontal) and the rows on the Y axis (vertical). The stitch markers (rings) are on the needles and can be used to mark the beginning of the row (work in the round), to delimit a section of a pattern (lace, cable, ...) or to indicate a subtlety (e.g. an increase/decrease). For crochet project, I advise you to use Frédérique markers.
  • What is the difference between a progress keeper and a row marker?
    The progress keeper and row marker are used for visual cue and allow you to see easily where you were. It is commonly used to count your rows (e.g. from last inc./dec.) or see how far you've knit in one session. The Cido marker is not design to stay in place for a long period of time as I designed it to be easy and quick to remove and put back on your project. It does a great job as a progress keeper or for marking short repeats (like a decrease every 3rd rows). The row marker Frederique is the one I specifically designed to stay in place for a long period of time. This marker will not slip out on its own. To place it, insert it in a stitch then turn it on itself to fix it. It can be used for the same purpose as the progress keeper. You can see in the video how to do that (the comments are in Frenh).
  • What type of yarn should I bring?
    I recommend 100% wool and if possible not superwash. Unless otherwise stated, also avoid vegetable fibers (cotton, linen, hemp, etc.). You may use acrylic but keep in mind that plastic fibers do not have the same behavior as wool and therefore will influence the result obtained.
  • What size needles should I choose?
    The size of needles to use varies depending on your type of tension. You can refer to the ball band of the wool chosen to see the recommended size. If you tend to knit very tight, take ½ or even 1 size larger than recommended. Here is a list of commonly used needle sizes based on the thickness of your yarn: - Fingering, between 2.00 and 3.50 mm; - DK, between 3.75 and 4.50 mm; - Worsted, between 4.00 and 5.00 mm; - Aran, between 5.00 and 6.50 mm.
  • What hook size should I choose?
    The crochet hook size will varies depending on your type of tension. You can refer to the ball band of the wool chosen to see the recommended size. I recommend that you take 3 crochet sizes, the one recommended on the label of your yarn, the smaller size and the larger size. Ex. : the recommended size on the label is 4 mm. Take 3, 4 and 5mm.
  • What size Tunisian crochet hook should I choose?
    Tunisian crochet produces a very dense fabric! It is recommended to take 2 sizes above the one recommended on your ball band. Ex. : the recommended size on the ball band is 4 mm. Take at least a 6mm hook.
  • What if I don't have the requested equipment?
    If you don't have yarn or knitting needles/crochet, we can lend you some! All loaned equipment must be returned at the end of the lesson (except for those where a box is included in the price).
  • Do you have any other questions about the courses/workshops?
    Do not hesitate to contact me via the contact form on the home page of the site or via email
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