What is Rambouillet?

This is the most common question I get from customers. What is Rambouillet?   Simply put it’s a breed of sheep.  It’s a short hair breed and if a fine wool (same category as and actually related to merino).  The fiber has more of a matte look than merino and it takes dye beautifully.  It […]

Joining in the round knitting

6 Ways of Joining in the Round

If you always have to neaten your joins then this tutorial is for you. Joining in the Round I don’t know what happened to images from my orginial blog post.  Instead of using images this time I decided to shoot a video for 6 ways to join in the round.  I’d love to hear if […]

You Always Need Another Bag, Now You Can Have One

I used to keep all my projects in ziplock bags.  But the problem was the needles always poked holes in the plastic and they got really ratty looking.  Then I found Star Knits and now I love having a project bag for each project and that means a lot of bags! Buy All The Bags! Allena […]

Decrypting Yarn Labels

Knowing the information your yarn labels gives you if important.  There can be several things that can confuse people so I wanted to break them down.  We’ll look at several labels and what the different parts mean. Yarn Labels So let’s start with one of mine.  Note: Not all labels will be in this order. […]

Why I Tie Dye Yarn

The Start of my love of dyeing I started off dyeing yarn for myself using only one color.  I loved it right away!  The next few times I stuck with tonal dyeing, but soon I branched out to hand painting and I liked how much more variation and the control I had over how the […]

Cables Without a Cable Needle Tutorial

I don’t know about you but whenever it comes time for me to knit a cable I can never seem to find my cable needle. Which would mean I’d use a double point (even the smallest ones are really way too big), a paperclip (always snags the yarn), or a toothpick that I’m always poking […]

Hello! And Welcome!

Welcome! I am Dawn, the owner and creator behind Fairy Tale Knits and I’m looking forward to hearing from you and sharing anything and everything fiber related. Here’s some about me. Homeschooling I am a homeschooling mom to 4 kids, 2 girls 13 and 10 and 2 boys 8 and 5. I love homeschooling and […]