Claudia Carlson, Fiber To Fabric Magic

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Get the Perfect Edge: Tubular Cast-Ons, Part 1

I first encountered tubular cast-ons in machine knitting, where they are quite common. In machine knitting, tubular cast-ons set stitches on the …

Mitten Anatomy: The Thumb Gusset

In her new book, <i>Knit Mitts</i>, Kate digs deep into everything related to knitting mittens and gloves. From cast-on to bind-offs, and the proper sizing …

3 Things Blocking Knits Can Fix (and 3 Things It Can’t)

Blocking knits is the final step in knitting a project—a step overlooked by many knitters. Many of us just want to knit; when the knitting is done, …

10 Insurance Tips for Crafters

During my first year out of college, a restaurant fire downstairs from a colleague’s apartment forced her out one night. She was surprised to learn …

Socktoberfest: 4 Ways to Cast-on Toe-Up Socks

Maybe you like to use every yard of sock yarn. Perhaps you want to try on your socks as you go. Or it could be that Kitchener stitch gives you hives. …

Knitting

Disappearing loop as a flat knitting cast-on for shawls

I wrote recently about a start for a top-down triangular shawl I’d come up with, but there’s another that I’ve used in several shawl designs (most of …

Knitting

Yarn Hacks: Cable Knitting without a Cable Needle!

Cables are a wonderful knitting technique. They add interest, beauty, and warmth to projects. There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous cabled aran …

Knitting

Giant Arm Knit Bunny Pattern

Imagine riding a gigantic bunny across the country side? Your kiddo will be over the moon with this fabulous over-sized bunny. Let her imagination …

#100daysofknitstitches

YouTube Instructional Video: Pattern: CO in multiples of 12 Row 1 = Right side/Front Row 1, 3, 5: *P2, K8, P2* Row 2, 4, 6, 8: *K2, P8, K2* Row 7: …

Extreme Sports

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 …

Knitting

ksk: a most useful edging

A slipped 3-stitch edging to use again and again. And again. <br>(– – > straight to tutorial)<p>This simple edging is one I keep using for all sorts of …

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Small purses are fun, raffia is fun - together this is the Doublemint of fun summer purse projects! Lace is also fun, and easier than one might think!<p>…

Princess Franklin Plaid Collar | (Stitches in Time)

<i>For almost as long as I've been a knitter, I've been fascinated by the history of knitting. I've especially enjoyed the mind-twisting process of</i> …

Lisa’s List: 6 Armholes and How to Make them Work for Your Body

There are a lot of elements that go into a sweater’s fit. We talk about waist shaping and bust darts and ease and a host of other things when we talk …

Knitting

How to knit Caliper Cables

There a lot of different types of cable, some are simple and other more complicated. But the one we want to teach you today is really easy to knit, …

Knitting

Tutorials

Anna Zilboorg’s Perfect Buttonholes<p><i>I learned to work these pure-genius buttonholes from Anna Zilboorg at Sock Summit 2011 and couldn’t be satisfied</i> …

Military Jacket pattern by Patricia Cox

Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Published<p>March 2014<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>Worsted (9 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches<br>in Box Stitch<p>Needle size<p>US 7 - …

Steeks--BETA version, part 1: background

This post is the first in a series, showing a new way of creating and facing a steek to secure the edges and hide the cut ends.<b></b><b><br>Because it's new, it</b> …

Steeks! BETA, part 2: the basic method for a faced steek

<b>Overview</b><p>The first post of this series laid out background considerations about 3 things: what <b>steeks</b> are, what a <b>facing</b> is, and <b>what yarn</b> is best to …

Steeks, beta version, part 3: real world tricks and tips

Today's post, third in a series, shows how to adapt the new faced steek method to the real world. (The first post, an introduction, can be found …

Mixing colours

When I was at Black Sheep Wools recently, one of their lovely staff showed me a new yarn from Wendy called Evolution. Made up of 4 ends the colours …

Knitting

Stitch School: Fair Isle in the round with Anna Nikipirowicz

LoveKnitting |This week, learn how to knit the Fair Isle technique in the round – a fantastic way to add motifs to socks, gloves and garments!Fair …

Knitting

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Next time you visit a yarn shop, take a good look at the wool yarns. Besides color and weight, you'll notice another big difference among them -- the …

Knitting

Dropped Stitch: Ultimate Guide on How to Fix One in Knitting

Since I didn’t take a photo, I borrowed one from our friend TECHknitter, who calls this phenomenon “a terrifying mess.” I agree! (Photo copyright …

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Color Pooling 101: Argyle Print

I’m ready to get on the argyle color pooling bandwagon. Who’s with me? I mean, really, how hard can it be? I’ve read several blogs and watched a few …

Knitting

Casting on for Two Gloves or Socks on One Circular Needle: Tutorial

Hello Blogland :)<p>Today our knitting group met for our weekly "fix", of knitting, chatting, laughing and eating delicious things... We had a new lady …

How to Knit a Perfect Edge – Finishing Free Technique

Today I would love to share with you a technique that I learned several years ago that is absolutely essential for cardigans if you want to avoid …

Knitting

The Bucket List: Shawls

September is that time of year when you start itching to pull out your fall wardrobe. The boots, sweaters, and leggings all come out of the closet. …

Knitting

Capturing the colors of a skein

It's hard to predict from looking at a skein of multicolored yarn what the colors will look like when they're knitted and mixed together.<p>To visualize …