Arm knitting is the latest craze in yarn crafts. This large-scale knitting technique is perfect for experienced knitters as well as for beginners who have never even picked up a pair of knitting needles. The idea behind arm knitting is that you can create large knit fabrics by using your forearms instead of knitting needles. […]

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So far in our series on grafting lace edgings, we’ve covered how to create: A picot selvedge A slip stitch selvedge at the beginning of a row Twisted stitches Yarnovers Single and double decreases The fourth edging in our series is another garter-stitch-based edging with yarnovers and decreases worked only on right-side rows. In addition […]

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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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What makes a project easy or hard? If you ask a thousand knitters, you’ll get a thousand different answers. For me, easy knitting projects that sound like a piece of cake are often the most challenging to finish, but “difficult” projects zoom by! Things that sound like they should be easy, but aren’t? Stockinette-stitch baby […]

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3 Free, Simple Lace Patterns for Beginners

Lace knitting is a must-know and popular technique for all knitters, but learning how to knit lace can sometimes be intimidating. That’s why the knitting experts at Interweave compiled this FREE eBook filled with 3 simple lace patterns including a knitted shell, wrap, and an elegant pillow trim. You’ll be a lace-knitting master in no-time! […]

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Recently, I was sitting in a meeting with a bunch of editors, and Hannah Baker was to my right. As happens in many meetings at Interweave HQ, she was knitting. Now Hannah has a really interesting way of holding her yarn; she is a right-hand thrower and she wraps the working yarn several times around […]

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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 flexible cast-on for a pullover sweater, the […]

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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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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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Casting on and binding off are two skills that are essential for knitters to know. In our eBook, The Essentials of Casting-on and Binding-Off: How to Cast-On and Bind-Off Knitting, we provide you with a bundle of bind-off and cast-on knitting instructions! DOWNLOAD NOW   Some of us rely on just two techniques, the long-tail […]

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