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Below is a list of our latest blog posts, enjoy!


06 . 04 . 2023 | Deb

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28 . 11 . 2022 | Deb

We love cotton!

Cotton is one of the world’s favourite natural fibres. Cotton is comfortable, naturally sustainable and low maintenance. The fibre is strong and durable, vegan-friendly, hypoallergenic, and odour-free. This wonderfully versatile fibre is soft

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08 . 11 . 2022 | Deb

Deb's Gr8 Gingham Raglan sweater

Adding Short Rows to the Gr8 Gingham Raglan sweater Hooray! I finished my Gr8 Gingham Raglan ! Designed by Jessie Maed Designs, it's a super cute jumper that uses a solid colour with a hand-dyed or gradient yarn as a contrast. But I'm not happy with th

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26 . 10 . 2021 | Deb

Deb's Nuts about Squares Blanket: Getting Started

Back at the end of March 2021, I (Deb) decided that I needed to make a blanket for Rupert, my 7 year old little boy. Really it was just an excuse to start crocheting another blanket after making the amazing Scheepjes CAL 2020 d’Histoire Naturelle blanket

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26 . 10 . 2021 | Deb

Deb's Nuts about Squares Blanket: All about each square

In 2021, Deb made the beautiful Nuts about Squares blanket for her little boy, Rupert. You can find the introduction to the blanket and Deb's process on our blog here . In this post, we're going to look at each of the squares that she made and the col

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26 . 02 . 2021 | Deb

Swatching isn't a dirty word

Swatching! Mention the s-word and we know many of you cringe and say that you never do a gauge square. But we've had too many people come and ask what they can do when the jumper that they've spent hundreds of hours knitting is too big or too sma

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19 . 02 . 2021 | Jane

Cocoknits Franca KAL Week 3

If you haven’t signed up for the Cocoknits Franca KAL, it’s not too late - this week we are knitting Parts 1-3 of the pattern, which is only a few hours of knitting (I spent more time swatching!). You can find all the links on the Cocoknits website h

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05 . 02 . 2021 | Deb

Cocoknits Franca KAL

The Cocoknits Knitalong (KAL) is on again! We had so much fun last year knitting the Emma sweater together and it's time to spread our wings a little and try the Franca cardigan. Franca is a comfy-casual cardigan with a perfectly slouchy shape. Every

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19 . 12 . 2020 | Deb

Christmas & January 2021 hours

CHRISTMAS HOURS Our last day before Christmas is Wednesday 23rd December, 10am-5pm and we will be closed over Christmas/New Year. We are reopening on Saturday 2nd January, 10am-4pm. Any online orders placed during this time will be shipped when we retu

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13 . 10 . 2020 | Deb

Happy Sydney Craft Week 2020!

Change up your life with Colour! This Sydney Craft Week, join us for a chat with the wonderful Felicio Lo, Founder and Creative Director of SweetGeorgia Yarns. Felicia is unapologetically passionate about colour and talks with us about using colour, fi

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13 . 05 . 2020 | Deb

Guide to ChiaoGoo Interchangeable needles

What's the difference between 10cm and 13cm? What do you use each length for? Should I get a set or just individual needles? We get asked questions like these all the time, particularly the difference between the Chiaogoo interchangeable tips, which c

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27 . 03 . 2020 | Deb

Keep making and order online

Our bricks & mortar store in Dulwich Hill has temporarily closed however our ONLINE STORE IS OPEN. STORE/DOOR PICKUP CONTINUES FOR THE MOMENT. Classes and social knitting have been suspended until further notice. Of course we'll organise a refund

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13 . 03 . 2020 | Deb

Keeping safe from coronavirus

The health of our staff, our customers and all of Australia is of utmost concern to us with the current fears of coronavirus spreading. We wanted to keep you informed about the precautions that we are taking at Skein Sisters and how you can keep accessing

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14 . 02 . 2020 | Deb

Join the Cocoknits Knit-A-Long!

Cocoknits is holding its first ever knit-a-long and we're all excited about getting started (actually, some of us couldn't wait and have already cast on!). If you've been considering joining this KAL, here's all you need to know. The Cocokni

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