If you walk into fabric stores only to look at the yarn aisle or the button rack, you’re missing out. Many sewing tools, notions, and other supplies work for knitters as well as sewists. My sewing studio includes lots of cool gear that also support my knitting habit. Construction 1. Wonder Clips for seaming. Any […]

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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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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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How to Knit a Sweater That Fits You (The First Time)

Sweater knitting patterns hold a certain allure to most knitters. The idea of learning how to knit 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 to learn how 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, and […]

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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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I don’t have any magic words to help you get all your holiday knitting done on time—sorry about that. However, I do have a nifty little grafting tip for those of you who love knitting socks but, like me, utterly despise the Kitchener Stitch. I ran this tip last year at Christmas time to help […]

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