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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Are you addicted to knitting lace? Or maybe you’ve admired some of the gorgeous knitted lace patterns out there and want to give lace knitting a try? Here are 10 of Interweave’s top FREE knitted lace patterns, gathered together in one FREE ebook for you. DOWNLOAD NOW   Whether you are a first time lace […]

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What’s it like to be a beginner? Sometimes it’s wandering aimlessly through piles of yarn, thousands of patterns, and wondering how to get started. Other times it may feel triumphant, attainable. The good news is that each and every knitter was a beginner at one point, and this wealth of collective knowledge is now at […]

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I’m still surprised at how often people tell me they just “can’t do” Fair Isle knitting patterns. Their fear is two-pronged: fear of choosing yarn colors and fear of the Fair Isle knitting techniques involved. They’re convinced that they lack the skills required for both. However, traditional Fair Isle colorwork has built-in “rules” for both. […]

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By Amy Palmer Sweater knitting patterns hold a certain allure to most knitters. The idea of knitting a sweater made by your own hands on chilly evenings sends many of us to our yarn stash to find the perfect yarn in the perfect quantity (finding the perfect pattern is either the easiest thing in the […]

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So you’ve decided you want to learn to knit! Congratulations; I think you’ve made a great choice. Knitting is a centuries-old craft, mostly practiced out of necessity; if you wanted socks or a sweater, you had to knit it yourself. Today, knitting is much more of a hobby, although I think it’s an art form, […]

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How to Cable Knit Like a Pro with Eunny Jang

Learning how to cable knit is one technique that epitomizes the free hand we knitters have to shape and mold our fabric as it grows. All cables—the whole lot of them, from simple ropes to complex panels to eye-boggling allover fabrics—are really just stitches knitted out of order in a certain way, forcing the stitches […]

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Entrelac knitting is a great knitting technique to know as it produces a fabric with a woven appearance—tiers of tilting blocks appear to run over and under each other. But the fabric is actually worked all in one piece as a series of interconnecting rectangles. Also called patchwork knitting, basketweave knitting, or birch-bark patterning, entrelac […]

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Conquer Intarsia Knitting Like a Pro

Intarsia or “picture knitting” is a color-work technique used to create basic geometric shapes or complicated pictures in a knitted piece. Intarsia knitting patterns can be worked in as few as two colors or as many as needed for a given design. Unlike Fair Isle knitting, in which small repeating patterns are created by alternating […]

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Learn how to block knitting and take your knitting from good to great and get a polished finished look. It evens out your stitches, relaxes the yarn, and lets you adjust sizing. There are several ways to block your knitting; choose one that’s appropriate to your project. You’ll be amazed at what your knitwear looks […]

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