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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 …

Knitting

Announcing MDK March Mayhem: The Bracket - Mason-Dixon Knitting

With all the joy in the world, we present MDK March Mayhem 2018.<p>The tournament of patterns.<p>The world’s only bracket for knitters. Which, really, is …

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 …

Knitting

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!

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> …

Apps

Better Know a Sheep: Breeds and Yarns

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

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.

Sewing

Oh-So-Easy Colorwork: Latvian Braid Tutorial

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

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 …

Knitting

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 …

Knitting

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

Knitting Calculators

Buttonhole Calculator<p>The buttonhole calculator makes a guide for adding buttonholes into your project.

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 – …

Chemicals

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

The defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins play an Eastern Conference second-round Game 7 Wednesday, hoping to oust the Washington Capitals.<p>It won’t be easy, however. After taking a commanding 3-1 lead, the Penguins dropped their last two games and now have to win a series decider on …

Knitting

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 …

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 …

How 'Their Finest' Costume Designer Charlotte Walter Brought 1940s Britain to Life

Sam Clafin and Gemma Arterton in <i>Their Finest</i>; Image: Nicola Dove/STX Entertainment<p>Critical praise has been unstinting since Lone Scherfig’s <i>Their</i> …

5 Things to do in Vienna, Austria if you love craft

1. Pouvez-vous nous rappeler les fondations de The Fibre Co. The Fibre Co a été fondé en 2003 aux Etats-Unis dans le Maine (Nouvelle Angleterre) puis …

Cable Cast On

A Cable Cast On is a good way to cast on stitches in the middle of your knitting. Often a pattern asks you to be knitting along and then says, cast …

Magic Loop Technique – how to knit in the round using a single long circular needle

There are several ways to knit in the round. For tubes that are 16″ around or larger, you can use a circular needle [tutorial here] – they come in …

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell<p><i>Web Series</i><p>From the Host of the wildly popular DIY & HGTV series, “Knitty Gritty”, and PBS’ “Knitting Daily with …