KnitAndCrochetForFun.com: Launches Series of New Pages

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KnitAndCrochetForFun.com, an informative blog about knitting and crocheting, has published new content examining the benefits and uses of different types of yarn, as well as information about “Yarn Harlot” Stephanie Anne Pearl-McPhee.

KnitAndCrochetForFun.com is a friendly resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the hobby of working with yarn. New pages have been published on the site, including “Acrylic Yarn,” “Baby Yarn,” and “The Yarn Harlot.”

Some of the new content provides information about which types of yarn are currently in use for knitting and crocheting, and which types are the most appropriate for each project. In “Acrylic Yarn,” KnitAndCrochetForFun.com explains that acrylic should be the choice for beginning knitters. The reasoning for his is that it is much cheaper than wool yarns, and can therefore be used for practice stitches. The fibers are also typically better at holding bright colors, and any garments made from the yarn are much easier to care for than wool products.

KnitAndCrochetForFun.com further explores different types of yarn with “Baby Yarn.” This is apparently not a specific material, but rather any yarn that meets certain criteria. Any yarn can be used to make blankets and other items for babies, as long as it is soft and warm enough. Acrylic is again recommended, as wool (though warm) is not often soft enough for infant skin. Cashmere is given as another good choice, because it is extremely soft while still being durable enough to last.

Stephanie Anne Pearl-McPhee, the “Yarn Harlot,” is a professional knitter and blogger who has earned quite a bit of fame in the world of yarn-work. KnitAndCrochetForFun.com outlines her contributions to the hobby, which include new patterns, knitting books, and community projects. She also started a charity foundation called Knitters Without Borders, through which she collects donations for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frotières). “If you can afford to knit,” she says, “you can afford to donate.”

About KnitAndCrochetForFun.com:

KnitAndCrochetForFun.com was launched in April of 2011. It is designed to be a resource for those who would like to learn more about knitting and crocheting as a hobby. WebsiteBusiness.com is responsible for designing and maintaining the site structure of KnitAndCrochet.com.

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