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Grist: A Secret Measurement for Substituting Yarn - Mason-Dixon Knitting

Substituting yarn for a project can be just like the game Mystery Date. Will it be a dream (sigh) or a dud (groan)?<p>The gauge can be right, and it can …

Hot Tip: Count, don’t measure

One of the fundamentals of knitting that it’s taken me the longest to truly absorb and incorporate into my process is that if you really want …

Techniques in Depth: How to Attach Buttons

Let's go deep into a topic that gets startlingly short shrift in pattern instructions: how to "attach buttons."

Water, a hat designed to support Flint, MI

There’s a fantastic 11 year old little girl there named Mari Copeny, who also goes by the name LittleMissFlint. She’s done more as an activist in the …

A Good Yarn About Those ‘Carousel’ Costumes

Judith Durant gained 10 pounds between early December and mid-March. And she has “Carousel” to blame.<p>Ms. Durant, of Lowell, Mass., spent three months tethered to her couch, knitting 13 of the 47 sweaters featured in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, now at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. She’d …

ISSUEss18 ** Wiseknit : Knitty.com - Spring + Summer 2018

Feature: Wiseknit™: Practical Knitting Wisdom, a free tutorial by Kate Atherley<p>INTRODUCTION<p><i>by Kate Atherley</i><p><i>One of the wonderful things about knitting</i> …

Techniques In Depth: How to Pick Up Stitches

A master class tutorial on how to pick up stitches, the tricky but necessary first step to adding edgings, bands, and other finishes to knitted …

Announcing MDK March Mayhem: The Bracket

The joyous day is finally here: we present the 64 patterns in the bracket for knitters. Your votes will determine the champion.

Knitting

That Sweater Needs a Pocket!

It's nearly Sweater Weather.<p>Roger now has 2 pockets and is in the last stages of editing, hooray!<p>I had a little bit of Liberty fabric to create one …

how much more yarn will I need?

Like quite a few of you, I’ve been knitting a Carbeth jumper. This one is my fourth, and each iteration has been, in its own way, an experiment. I …

A Fascinating Cast-On for Seamless Toe-Up Socks (& More!)

Tired of seaming or ripping out provisional stitches? Use this Turkish cast on for anything from toe-up socks to mitten tips!

Knitting

How To Use Our iPhone Knitting Emoticon Stickers

<b>IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO FIND YOUR KNITTING EMOTICON STICKER PACK, PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. ADDITIONALLY, YOU CAN WATCH OUR TUTORIAL VIDEO TO</b> …

Better Know a Sheep: Breeds and Yarns

Sheep, goats and other woolly beasts might save your knitting.

Seaming 101

Seams provide clothing with structure and strength, bestowing finished garments with a professional, tailored appearance. They allow a sweater to …

Part 2 – Modifying Your Pattern to Match Your Row Gauge | Untangling Knots

So you’ve done everything you can in Part 1, and you can only match the stitch gauge listed in the pattern. It’s not uncommon, and maybe you’ve heard …

On Zippers in Knits

The expert guidance of Kate Atherley transforms a finishing challenge into something completely possible.

Oh-So-Easy Colorwork: Latvian Braid Tutorial

Add a little something extra to your projects with a surprisingly simple colorwork technique.

Knitting

Stories and Skill Building for Knitters

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”<br>– Mahatma GandhiKnitting, like painting or sculpture, is a source of self-expression. What’s …

World's fastest knitter to attend Inverness festival

<b>The world's fastest knitter is to lead workshops at the Inverness Loch Ness International Festival.</b><p>Shetland-born Hazel Tindall earned her title by knitting 255 stitches in three minutes in 2004.<p>Four years later, she successfully defended her title when she knitted 262 stitches in the same time.<p>Mrs …

Finishing with Linen

Lace Blocking: The Big Reveal

Blocking lace is one of the most transformative processes in knitting, one that surprises and delights us every time. After you’ve faithfully created …

Knitting Calculators

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POMFEST PRESENTS… OUR VENDORS!

We’re so happy to announce our Pomfest marketplace vendors! We’ve curated a selection of the most delightful fibre folk and delicious haberdashery – …

A Brief History of the Bohus Stickning Cooperative

Once you have the basics of stranded colorwork knitting down, the extra techniques required for Bohus knitting are deceptively simple. There are just …

Stop Needling the ‘Knitting Lady’ at Pittsburgh Penguins Games

Who’s that woman madly stitching behind the glass during the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Michelle Miller, an NHL superfan, prefers to follow the puck while making socks, a shawl, or a baby blanket.<p>The defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins play an Eastern Conference second-round Game 7 …

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Akerworks Swatch Gauge – Knitter's Review

Swatching and gauge are the two least-sexy topics in knitting—and yet they are also the most vital. We swatch to know how many stitches our hands …

Colorful yarn takes over exterior of San Francisco's Old Mint

Passersby walking past the Old Mint on Monday may have noticed an artistic takeover of its wrought iron fence: Colorful yarn-wrapped branches reach towards the sky, while more pieces of the humble textile are seen woven between the bars of the enclosure.<p>The artwork comes courtesy of San Francisco …

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 …