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13 scientifically proven ways to sleep better

If you're tired right now or are relying on a bucket of coffee to get through your day, you aren't alone.<p>More than a third of Americans don't get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night that the CDC recommends. Some people think they can function on less, but usually that's because the …

Hand Knit Washcloths • Nourish and Nestle

by<p>, on<p><i>A very simple pattern for hand knit washcloths, perfect for gifting or for your own use.</i><p>The other night my husband and I were guests of our …

Color, texture and ribbing without the icky dots--a mystery of knitting, explained

includes 13 illustrations, click any illustration to enlarge<br>*For those following along with the 8-trick Pocket Hat KAL, there are no pattern …

Knit Bunnies pattern by Artsy Fartsy Mama

This bunny is formed by cleverly sewing up and stuffing a knitted square. Any yarn can be used, simply choose needles that give a pleasing fabric …

Reinforcing socks - Summer 2008

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.<p>Hand-knitted socks are a glorious thing. As a project, they’re supremely portable and help make many …

Hot Tip: Mismatch your needles

<b>Hey look</b>, here’s a new semi-regular series, Hot Tip, wherein I pass along nuggets of brilliance I’ve picked up from various knitting geniuses (or …

No-Purl Ribbed Scarf

It’s a purl-less rib! Yes, that’s right, a rib created without a single purl. It can’t be done, you say? Well, with a series of smartly placed slip …

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Better Bind Off

In her DVD, <i>A Knitting Glossary</i>, Elizabeth Zimmermann very rightly points out that the common method of binding off is big-time unsatisfying. If it’s …

Improving Afterthought (or Forethought) Heels

To knit this type of heel, you first knit a tube sock (ie. one without a heel at all). Then afterwards you <i>rip out</i> one row, where you want the heel to …

Slip Stitch Dishtowels

These dishtowels look really complicated to make, don’t they? I love that because, just like you want hard things to look easy, it’s a great coup to …

Knitting Tip: How to Tighten Up Row Tension

Knitting Tip: Natural Ways to Protect Your Knitwear

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DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable "Swiffer" covers

Most disposable stuff just sucks. Seriously, it really does. Society’s love of single-use items like disposable coffee pods, diapers, and cutlery has …

16 Knitting Crafts to Make on a Lazy Day

Whether you’re a knitting expert or just getting started, this hobby is a great skill to have around into the chillier months. Not only is it one of the coziest ways to be productive on a cold winter’s day, but who doesn’t love flaunting a hand-knit scarf, hat or bag? And with every color of the …

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How to Make Sweater Mittens Out of an Old Sweater

A cold weather needs a warm remedy! And one way to care for yourself in times of chilly weather is with the help of a pair of mittens. Learn how to …

Classic Cowl

In the pantheon of classics we think our Classic Cowl is right at home. Like the little black dress and the camel trench coat, cowls have worked …

Thrifty ideas: How to knit a floor pouf

This fun foot rest can be made in any colour to jazz up your home. It’s knit in the round using a simple textured knit-and-purl pattern, then the top …

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Math for Knitters - Increasing Evenly Across a Row

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Working Gauge and Nelkin Designs Patterns!

If you've come across my designs before you'll know I can be a stickler for gauge. How to work gauge swatches comes up ALOT when people are ready to …

Percentage System

<b>Elizabeth’s Percentage System</b><p>Elizabeth Zimmermann, timeless knitting guru, is the founder of a series of equations related to sweater construction. …

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Weaver’s Knot

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Repair Small Holes in Sweaters and Socks

Repair small holes in sweaters and socks by following these simple steps.<p>1. Place a darning mushroom or egg under hole for support. Create a vertical running stitch, starting 3/8 inch to the side of hole and extending 3/8 inch above and below it. Space rows as close as possible, staggering stitches …

Knitting in the News: Help for Dementia Patients and Knitting is Good for You

I love stories about how people use knitting to help others, and thankfully there are lots of ways that we can use our needles for good. The staff …

Jeny's Stretchy Cast-On

May 25, 2017<p>Create slip knot and place on needle.<p>With left thumb lift working yarn from back, twist, and sit backwards loop on needle placing index …

Jenny's Stretchy Bind-Off

May 27, 2017<p><b>SET-UP</b><p><i>Work a reverse yarnover.</i><p><i>Knit 1 stitch.</i><p><i>Lift yarnover over stitch.</i><p><b>BIND-OFF STEPS</b><p><b>1.</b> <i>Work a reverse yarnover.</i><p><b>2</b>. <i>Knit 1 stitch.</i><p><b>3.</b> <i>Lift</i> …

Yarn Harlot

One time I was listening to the radio (CBC, because I am some sort of dinosaur who still listens to the radio in my house) and I heard a piece (which …