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Top 10 Free Knitting Patterns of 2017

Free pattern + great yarn = the perfect knitting combination<p>Here's a collection of our most popular free knitting patterns of 2017. What to all of …

Knit Chunky Slippers to Keep Your Feet Warm

I just finished crocheting a really fun and super cozy pair of slipper boots (the Sierra slippers from Make & Do Crew), and I may be kind of …

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How To Swatch: Why Swatching Your Knitting Is Important

Learning how to swatch correctly is one of the most important things you can do to bring your knitting to the next level. It’s also the step many …

Brioche Stitch: 2-Color Brioche in the Round

Brioche knitting is a simple multicolor technique that creates a beautiful fabric of ridges and valleys. The color play of fair isle or intarsia …

The Right Way to Measure Your Foot for Perfectly Fitting Socks

When you learn the right way to take foot measurements, you'll never again knit a sock that falls down your ankle or can't fit around your heel.

River Otter pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner

They’re 14 inches long, plus an additional 7 inches for the tail, and 5 inches wide. Different yarns (even of the same weight) will create slightly …

Husk Wrap pattern by Purl Soho

MATERIALS<p>4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Field Linen, 100% linen. We used the color Wheat Berry.<br>• US 2 straight or circular needles<p>GAUGE<p>Unblocked and …

How to Knit a Swatch, Part 1: Swatching Smarter

If you’re reading this post, I’ll assume that you know why knitters make gauge swatches. However, I will not assume that you always make them, or …

A year of Simple House Slippers

<b>I just realised</b> that this month it has been a year since I published the Simple House Slippers pattern, and what a year! Writing the pattern was a …

Colorwash Scarf Kit - Mason-Dixon Knitting

In a world where uniformity is altogether too easy to achieve by machine, we crave the unpredictable. Lichen and Lace is one of the yarns we have …

Make your own ball of yarn!

Have you seen those multi-colored, multi-textured novelty yarns where loads of different textures and colors are knotted together into one big …

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My Top 10 Tips for Knit Socks - Interweave

Poudre Socks by Ann Budd. Get the kit!<p>Knit socks might seem simple (after you’ve knit your first few pairs, that is), but there are certain …

Estimating How Much Yarn to Buy

• Crafts<br>• Crocheting<br>• Estimating How Much Yarn to Buy<p>You need to know how much yarn to buy whenever you start a new knitting or crocheting project. You can …

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5 Medicare myths, debunked!

The more you know about Medicare, the better decisions you can make related to it -- and that can improve the condition of your health and/or wallet.<p>As you get older, you'll likely become an enrollee in Medicare, and that will be a welcome benefit for you in this time of steep health care costs. …

Knitting Podcasts Every Knitter Should Listen To

Have you caught the podcast bug yet? I’m addicted. I listen to knitting podcasts in my car, while I’m knitting, while I’m doing chores — practically …

Dale Schenk, Who Saw Immune System as Weapon Against Alzheimer’s, Dies at 59

Dale B. Schenk, a scientist and industry leader whose discoveries opened new paths into research on Alzheimer’s disease, died on Sept. 30 at his home in Hillsborough, Calif. He was 59.<p>The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Ellen Rose, the head of communications at Prothena, a Dublin-based …

KNITTING TUTORIAL: BAUHAUS MITERED SHAWL

From now our weekly video episodes will feature more knitting tutorials supporting the featured kit in the newsletter. That way you can discover our …

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K2tog-L

I've found something that I've been looking for as long as I've been knitting—a neat, yet easy, left-leaning decrease.<p>I finally realized why a …