Short Row Knitting – The Ultimate Guide

By Véronik Avery, Interweave Knits Winter 2004 Short rows, also known as partial or turning rows, appear daunting to some knitters but are in reality very simple: work extra rows across a portion of the stitches on the needles, thereby lengthening the fabric in the area where the short rows are worked. Short rows can […]

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Last night, for the first time this season, I warmed up under a blanket while I was knitting. Lets face it, temps are falling and it’s time to start knitting blankets or cozy afghans (are they the same thing? I’ve always wondered). No matter the time of year, it’s always handy to have a handmade […]

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Knitting and crochet are sisters who share a rich history. From knitted buntings to crocheted lace collars, these two crafts have been providing beauty, pride—and even a livelihood—for hundreds of years. To celebrate this history, I’ve pulled together five patterns that use knitting and crochet to achieve beauty, style, and even a little whimsy, in […]

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Knitting becomes a much more pleasurable experience when you can fix your own mistakes. I worked in a yarn shop for a while, and I can't tell you how many customers came in with their knitting at a complete standstill because they had dropped a stitch, added a yarn over, or made some other mistake. […]

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Anyone can learn to knit. Most people learn the knit stitch first, and then the purl stitch. Then they might learn how to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, cable and seed stitch, and other types of knitting techniques and stitches. All of these things are knitting techniques, and knitters are constantly learning. […]

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Knitted mittens are the height of winter coziness. I keep a pair in my coat pockets, a pair in my glove compartment, and a pair in my purse. What’s more cozy than a pair of handmade, knitted mittens? In wintertime, they’re essential in many parts of the world—plus, they’re fun to knit! If you don’t […]

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I started knitting circular objects—socks, gloves, mittens, hats, sleeves, and so on—on double-pointed needles (DPNs). While I enjoyed knitting the patterns, I didn’t particularly like the finished object; I always ended up with ladders where I switched from one needle to the next. I guess I wasn’t knitting those stitches tight enough, but as much […]

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There are so many tools that we knitters need, but there are two that we really need: Yarn and needles. We all know how many yarn choices are out there, but what about knitting needles? When a project and knitter find the perfect knitting needles, the stitches slip by effortlessly. Easier said than done, right? […]

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One of the best ways to shape knitwear is by increasing and decreasing. Shaping is what makes knits curve around our unique curves, clinging to our bodies when we want them too, and adding ease when we’d like a little more room. In our new free eBook, Knitting Increases and Decreases: How to Increase and […]

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Do you like collecting scarf knitting patterns? We do too! We’re always on the lookout for scarves of all lengths and design, such as a lace pattern or a fun spiral scarf with metallic yarn that can add just a slight bit of twinkle to a neutral colored dress. Unique patterns are in high demand […]

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