Knitting

Modern knitters have long trusted Interweave for their knit-spiration. We strive to maintain our position as one of the best online resources around! Just like your craft room, our blog is overflowing with the best ideas and inspiration to get you in the mood to unwind. Expert knitters and contributors lend advice and tips in the Interweave knitting blog. With a huge selection of wonderful articles that will get you in the mood to create and share. You can easily browse knitting topics covering dreamy knitting retreats, lifestyle advice, featured knit collections, how-to guides, yarn insights and so much more.

Whether you’re looking for little girls knitted hats to knit as an extra-special gift or want a few good DIY yarn hacks, you’ll find it here in our selection of articles. Plus, we publish amazing guides on complex and basic techniques—short row, turning work, brioche stitch, entrelac and more—and can even help you get started with your knitting craft if you’ve never so much as picked up a needle! There’s almost no topic that we don’t cover, and we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the latest and greatest trends.

If you’re brand-new to Interweave, we highly recommend exploring our entire section to find the best-ever resources on this delightful craft. You can watch episodes of our popular show Knitting Daily TV or load up on new and old issues of Interweave’s beloved knitting magazines. Besides providing excellent resources for knitters, Interweave also offers a well-stocked store teeming with the best patterns, needles, kits and books. (And did we mention yarn? Lots of yarn!) You’ll never be faced with knitter’s block when you bookmark Interweave and come back often!

We’ve got some more staff stories for you about learning to knit. Last time, we presented some tales that described learning from family. This time around, it’s about friends. Did you learn from a buddy? Was it a long-time friend or someone you just met? Do you still talk to your friend after you had to endure the […]

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Wrong Side Out: Gettin’ Steeky with It

The Prairie Wind Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2017 is a stunning autumn-colored stranded cardigan with a steek up the front. Stranded colorwork is always so gorgeous on the outside, but have you ever taken a look at the inside of a colorwork sweater? The strands make an equally lovely pattern, with streaks of color […]

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Ravelings: Behind Every Good Knitter

Inside every knitter there’s a tightly coordinated team of talented professionals, poised to bring her next project to completion. The materials engineer analyzes yarn substitutions, calculating the number of skeins she needs, weighing the effects of a cotton/silk blend on the drape of a cardigan, changing needle sizes to match a gauge. The structural engineer finds […]

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Why talk like a pirate? Why not? More than 20 years ago, the founders of Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) discovered that pirate talk made their racquetball games much more fun. Then in 2002 they dragooned Dave Barry, humor columnist extraordinaire, into publicizing a national holiday dedicated to saying “Avast!” even though nobody […]

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Is This the Oldest Knitter in the World?

The assignment came in my Inbox: Write a blog post about the oldest knitter in the world. The idea is intriguing. With all the news about knitting being so mentally and physically healthy, wouldn’t it be cool if there was a connection between knitting and longevity? According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015 there […]

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The Handknitter’s Double-Knit Buttonband

When I knitted my first cardigan, I followed the directions for the buttonband carefully, experimenting with different needle sizes and types of buttonholes. But despite my best efforts, I ended up with a droopy band and sagging buttonholes. I was so dismayed that I never wore the cardigan. So I started searching around for a […]

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Take a look at the introduction to this series, in addition to the blog depicting Edging Pattern 1, to get the full story on grafting lace edgings! The second edging in our series on grafting lace edgings is a stockinette-stitch-based edging with a slip-stitch selvedge at the right-hand side and a garter-stitch selvedge at the left-hand side. […]

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The 7 Headband Patterns You Need for Fall

Headbands are wonderful things. But I have a confession to make: I haven’t worn one in years. I used to wear them when I was a kid but I never liked them—the stiff plastic and little teeth on the underside hurt my head. So I abandoned headbands years ago and never thought I’d wear one […]

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