Pattern Play: And Again…On Repeats

Usually when we learn to knit, someone teaches us the basic skills and tells us to practice. That’s a great start, but then we have to learn how to read a pattern. This 7-part series by Kate Atherley explains how. Knitting is a repetitive activity: in any project, you work the knit stitch many, many […]

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I’ve been working on finishing my Kayleen Pullover, and last week I had a disaster of epic proportions: My needle slid out of the first stitch, and it raveled down several rows. This type of dropped stitch has never happened to me before, so I wasn’t sure what to do with all of those loops […]

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Knit 101: The Joys of Taking Your Time

It’s been about two months since I last wrote about my Killarney Sweater and I’d like to be able to say I’ve made excellent progress, but I don’t want to lie to you, dear reader—I’ve actually made very little progress. As you can see, I’m still working on the ribbing at the hem. The good […]

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Scientists love yarn and crafting just like anybody else, though they might love it in a different way. A few hours of knitting or crocheting can recharge their batteries and shed new light on their research interests. STEM fields and craft share many connections, as Kim Werker explains below. Science teachers even use knitting and […]

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a little obsessed with news coverage lately. I have found myself spending more time than usual on my phone, following the news, reading op-eds, watching video clips and scrolling through epic threads of comments from friends and strangers alike. I’ve been having trouble sleeping, and I find […]

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Short Row Knitting – The Ultimate Guide

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. DOWNLOAD NOW   Short rows can be used to shape […]

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7 Free Knitted Blanket & Afghan Patterns

Click on the Download Now button or link below for your 7 FREE knitted blanket and afghan patterns! 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 and cozy afghans (are they the […]

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Bulky yarns remain on trend in the knitting community, as evidenced by the recent TNNA trade show. Pictured above left to right: Cannoli Yarn in Purple Mix, Encore Mega in Pink, and Funky Chunky Yarn in Cloud Last weekend, I attended TNNA’s yarn trade show in San Jose, California, where I spent three days talking […]

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Cast-On & Bind-Off Knitting Infographic

If you’ve been searching for the best cast-on knitting and bind-off knitting guide, then you have to see this FREE, exclusive infographic that contains different types of cast-ons and bind-offs. Choosing the right knitting technique can enhance the success of a project. For example, you might want more flhrefexible cast-on for a pullover sweater, the […]

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