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These Fun and Easy Pom-Poms Will Make Your...
Before your pom-pom is complete you have to be able to get it off the cardboard. Tying an additional piece of yarn to the wrapped piece will make this possible.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Casting On Your...
Get the stitches on your needle and learn to knit at the same time by performing the knit cast on. This easy cast on method includes a lesson on forming a slip knot.
What is Stockinette Stitch?
Stockinette stitch is one of the most basic knitting stitches out there, and it is one of the first stitch patterns most people learn.
An Easy Beginner's Guide to Knitting
All you need to know to learn to knit all in one place. This guide covers casting on, knitting instructions and troubleshooting, as well as guiding you to patterns that are great for beginners.
New to Knitting? These 10 Projects Are Perfect...
This collection of free knitting patterns offers great choices for beginning knitters. Knit up something that doesn't look like a new knitter made it!
Your Quick Guide to Blocking Your Knitting
Blocking knitting is a great way to smooth out imperfections in your knitting, to make pieces uniform in size and to make garments look and fit better. Learn how to block your knitting and enjoy better looking projects.
How to Knit a Scarf with Garter Stitch
The basic bulky Garter Stitch scarf is a classic first knitting project and with good reason. Straight knitting and a quickly finished project will give you confidence to continue, and it's a handsome enough result that you'll want to use it or give it as a gift.
How to Change Colors for Stripes in Knitting
Knitting stripes is a simple way to add color to your knitting, but some new knitters aren't sure how to go about changing colors when knitting stripes. Here's how you knit stripes. Page 2.
Check Out These Standard Bed and Blanket Sizes...
Did you know bed sizes are different in different countries? If you want to design your own knitted blankets, here are some guidelines for blanket sizes to help you know how big to make your blankets.
How to Knit a Sweater
Learn all you need to know in order to knit your first sweater and get a look at some easy patterns for your first time out.
8 Knitting Patterns for Super-Warm Scarves
If you're looking for the warmest scarves to get you through the coldest winters, look no further than this compilation of the best scarf knitting patterns for cold weather.
7 Popular Cast On Methods for Knitting
There are so many different ways to cast on, and all of those ways seem to have multiple names. This list aims to clear up some of the confusion in vocabulary and direct you to tutorials where you can learn the different cast on methods.
How Long Should a Scarf Be?
Scarves are very popular knitting projects and easy to design yourself, but many knitters who go their own way wonder how long a knit scarf should be.
Knit These Basic Child’s Mittens and Keep...
These simple mittens, sized for toddlers and bigger kids, are the perfect canvas for embellishment, or leave them plain for a quick and simple knit.
Learn How to Make a Mobius Scarf With This Free...
This easy take on a mobius scarf or infinity scarf is worked with a twist on purpose and is great to wear wrapped once or twice around your neck for tons of warmth.
Learn the Knit Stitch Quickly with this Easy...
Learn how to knit the knit stitch using the English (sometimes called right-handed or
Give a Gift a Knitter is Sure to Love - Or Add...
If you're looking for a great gift for a fellow crafter, this list should give you some good ideas.
Knit an Easy Basketweave Scarf with This Free...
This easy Basketweave Scarf is a great project for learning to knit and purl on the same row, and it makes a super warm scarf in no time at all.
What Is a Seed Stitch?
Seed Stitch is a fun and simple stitch pattern that makes raised stitch areas that look like seeds.
New to Knitting? Learn How to Knit in the Front...
Once you've knitted in the front of the stitch, you also need to knit in the back of the stitch to complete the increase.
New to Knitting? How to Weave In Ends
Weaving in ends is a necessary part of any knitting project. A lot of knitters don't like these finishing tasks, but they are necessary if you want a knitted item that looks good and is going to last.
Practice Knitting Cables with This Cabled...
This free knitting pattern for a cabled headband and earwarmer is an easy way to learn how to knit cables and a perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.
Can You Take Your Knitting On an Airplane?
All knitters who travel wonder if they can take their knitting on a plane. The answer is yes, but there are some guidelines to make knitting on a plane safer and easier.
Decrease Stitches with the Slip Slip Knit (SSK)...
SSK or slip, slip, knit is an easy way to decrease the number of stitches on your knitting needle. This makes a decrease that leans to the left.
Make a Classic Knitted Hat That Is Sure to...
Use this free pattern to knit a Basic Hat, made in bulky weight yarn in Stockinette Stitch with a ribbed brim.
What Are Circular Knitting Needles, and How Do...
Knitting with circular knitting needles makes it possible to knit larger pieces than you could fit on straight needles and to work in the round so you don't have to seam garments and other items. Here's how to get started with circs.
Need a Quick Knitting Project? These 11...
Looking for quick knitting patterns? Here are some good, free, easy knitting patterns that you can use when you need a quick gift or just want a project that's pretty close to instant gratification.
Knit a Ribbed Hat That Any Guy Will Love
This men's ribbed hat is very easy to knit and offers a classic style that even the most knit-phobic guy will like. Knit slightly shorter (or with the bottom edge turned up) this hat would also fit a woman.
New to Knitting? How to Start Your First...
If you're still learning how to knit or are a very new knitter, this step-by-step guide to knitting a simple Garter Stitch square should help you understand the basics. When you're done, you can use the swatch as a coaster.
A Simple Guide to Understanding Yarn Weights
Different yarns are said to have different weights, or thicknesses, and different weights of yarns are used for different types of projects. Learn what the different weights are and how to use them.
New to Knitting? Learn How to Bind Off
Binding off, sometimes also called casting off, is the way to finish a knitting project so all your hard work doesn't unravel.
Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners
A gallery of some easy knitting patterns to help new knitters make projects with confidence.
All the Tools You Need to Get Started Knitting
There are so many knitting tools out there, it's hard to know what you really need in order to get started. This quick guide should help.
Learn How to Make Yarn Overs in Different...
Making a yarn over between a knit stitch and a purl stitch is a really simple way to add a decorative hole to your knitting. Page 3.
What is a Yarn Over?
Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.
Personalized Christmas Stocking
Use this free knitting pattern to make a Personalized Christmas stocking. This stocking features bold stripes, a short-row heel, a Kitchener Stitch toe, I-cord edges and Duplicate Stitch lettering.
New to Knitting? How to Cast On
As in any kind of cast on method, to make the wrap cast on you have to make a loop. Here's how you start.
Learn to Knit Double Knitting, with Right Sides...
Double knitting is a fun way to produce a reversible colored fabric that's two layers thick with layers that are knit at the same time.
Need a Bind Off with Stretch? Work Through the...
Use this tutorial to learn how to do a simple bind off with more stretch than a regular bind off.
How to Convert a Flat Stitch Pattern to Knit in...
Many stitch patterns are easy to convert to knitting in the round if you want to make a project that is knit circularly instead of knitting it flat. Here are some tips to get you started converting pattern stitches to knit in the round.
This Ribbed Flat Hat Is Easy to Knit for...
Flat hats are a great way to make a quick project without the worry of having to work with circular and/or double-pointed knitting needles. This ribbed hat has a little bit of shaping at the top for a snug fit and is perfect for cool days.
Learn How to Knit a Garter Stitch
Garter stitch is the most basic pattern stitch out there, but it is actually quite useful for scarves, washcloths and other utilitarian projects.
Knit Multiple Colors In One Row with Fair...
Fair Isle, or, more accurately, stranded knitting, is an easy technique for working two colors of yarn in the same row. You simply carry the yarn you aren't working with across the back of the work, leaving a strand of yarn across the back.
Finish a Piece of Knitting with a Single...
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.
How to Knit a Warm, Rolled-Brim Hat
A rolled brim hat is a about the simplest hat design there is, but it's a really cute project that is perfect for a colorful, chunky yarn and when you need to get a hat knit in a hurry.
Ruffled Leg Warmers
Use this free pattern to make ruffled leg warmers in toddler and child sizes. Made seamlessly in one piece, they have a tapered leg and ruffled hem.
Garter Stitch Skinny Scarf
This skinny Garter Stitch scarf is a great first knitting project for kids and adults alike, providing plenty of practice in forming the knit stitch while also offering a relatively quick-to-finish project that can be used as a scarf or belt.
New to Knitting? Learn the Difference Between a...
Hanks, balls, and skeins are all common ways of buying yarn, but what are the differences?
Bulky Ribbed Scarf
This super quick and easy ribbed scarf is the perfect last-minute project for a gift or a great way to warm yourself or a family member all winter long. Make the scarf even longer (or better suited for a man) by omitting the fringe.
Stitch Details on Your Knitting with Duplicate...
To make the first leg of the V you are trying to duplicate with your duplicate stitch, put the needle through the stitch above.
20 Quick Knitting Projects That Will Help You...
Everyone needs more washcloths and dishcloths, and these little projects are a great way to try out a new stitch pattern or decorate for the holidays. They make great gifts, too.
Knit an Easy, Bulky Christmas Stocking in Two...
This basic two-color Christmas stocking is the perfect blank canvas for a duplicate stitch motif, embroidery or any other embellishment you might want to add. Its slender size and bulky weight yarn make it a quick and easy holiday knit.
8 Great Hat Knitting Patterns
Some of my favorite hat knitting patterns from about About.com for babies, kids, men and women.
Heel Turning
Turning a heel is probably the part that most keeps people from knitting socks. Don't be scared! It's actually pretty easy to turn a sock heel once you understand what the instructions are asking you to do.
Learn How to Knit a Moss Stitch Lap Afghan
This free knitting pattern for a moss stitch lap afghan is a quick and easy project for beginners, and you can make it as large as you want just by using more yarn.
How to Knit an Elegant Candle-Flame Cowl
This Candle Flame Cowl uses a lovely lacy pattern to add interest, but the bulky yarn means you'll still be cozy even though there are a few holes in your finished project.
Long-Tail Cast On
The long-tail cast on method is one of the most popular cast on methods in knitting. While it takes a little fancy fingerwork, it's quick and easy once you know how to do it.
Learn How to Purl in English Style
The purl stitch is the second stitch you learn in knitting, and it makes it possible to form knit fabric in Stockinette Stitch or ribbing. The method for purling is sort of the opposite of knitting.
Learn How to Knit a Farrow-Rib Scarf
This free knitting pattern is for an easy-to-knit farrow rib scarf.
Don’t Understand the Needle Size for a...
Knitting needles come in many different sizes, and those sizes can be labeled in several different ways. Here are the basics you need to know about sizing knitting needles.
Everything You Need to Know to Knit Your First...
Once you've cast on for your sock, you need to join the stitches in the round so that you will have a seamless sock when you are done.
Make Your Bind Off Fancier with Picots
Once you've cast on the number of stitches you need for your picot bind off, you can actually begin making the first point of the bind off.
Knit Fingerless Gloves in a Flash
These easy and quick to knit bulky fingerless gloves can be worked up in an afternoon to keep your hands warm or for a near-instant gift.
If You Can Count to 4, You Can Knit This Easy...
This free knitting pattern is a quick and easy knitting pattern for a woven pattern scarf.
Knit a Super Warm Headband in Moss Stitch
This easy Moss Stitch Headband is full of texture and is a great way to show of a bit of hand-dyed yarn that might be a little more colorful than your usual wardrobe.
Use Needle Felting to Embellish Your Knitting
Needle felting is a fun and easy way to add texture and color to knit and felted fabric. It's not difficult to do, but a few needle felting tips will help you to be successful.
Tips for Teaching Kids How to Knit
Teaching children to knit can be a wonderful bonding experience, or it can be full of frustration. Like other things we try to teach children, the child's attitude and level of development play a big role in whether we'll be successful.
Know Your Knitting Tools: The Cable Needle
Cable needles are small but helpful items when you want to knit cables. Here's a quick look at what cable needles are and when you can do without them.
Use These Handy Alphabet Charts for Knitting...
Use these Alphabet Charts to personalize your knitting and add words, slogans, names or initials to your knitted gifts.
An Easy-to-Knit Stockinette Stitch Washcloth...
Washcloths and dish towels are a lot of fun to make. They are quick projects and completely useful. This stockinette stitch washcloth has a seed stitch border to keep it from curling.
Add Pictures to Your Knitting with Intarsia
Starting intarsia on the knit side is not too difficult, you just need to remember that when you change colors you are picking up a new strand of yarn, not working from the yarn that's already attached to the ball.
How to Perform a Wrap and Turn for Short Rows
Sometimes when working short rows, as on the heel of a sock, you will be told to wrap and turn in the middle of a row. It's easy to do a wrap and turn on the knit side of the work.
Knitting Abbreviations
Knitting Abbreviations Don't Get Lost in Translation One of the most frustrating things for beginning
How to Resize a Hat Knitting Pattern Up or Down
Sometimes you'll find a great pattern for a knit hat that you really love, but maybe it's not the right size to fit the person you are knitting for. Resizing a hat pattern is not all that difficult, but it does involve some math (and the dreaded gauge swatch).
Learn How to Knit the Linen Stitch
Linen stitch is a nice, firm knitting stitch pattern that looks similar to the woven fabric called linen. It's a great reversible pattern perfect for bags, scarves and just about anything else you can think of.
How to Join a New Ball of Yarn to Keep Your...
Joining a new ball of yarn to your project is an essential skill if you want to knit something bigger than one skein of yarn will allow. There are a few different ways to join start a new yarn ball, and here are couple of the most popular.
Knit This Super-Basic Baby Sweater for a New...
Use this pattern to make an absolutely basic baby sweater in garter stitch. This simple double-breasted sweater pattern is available in sizes preemie to six months, and features modified drop sleeves, a square neck and wooden duffel coat toggles.
Knit a Sock with Two Circular Needles: A Photo...
Now that you have stitches ready to be knit, they need to be divided so that some are on each of your circular needles in order to be able to knit them easily.
Learn How to Read a Knitting Chart
Reading a knitting chart is a basic of multi-colored knitting, but it can be a little intimidating for new knitters. Here are some basics on how to read a knitting chart.
Make Your Cast on Fancier with the Frilled Cast...
How to make a frill in the Frilled Cast On method.
Make a Fun Fur Knitted Scarf
Eyelash yarn or fun fur is a great product that is like nothing else you've worked with. A quick and easy scarf made of this fun yarn is reminiscent of a feather boa and brings a bit of pizzazz to your everyday wardrobe.
How to Knit the Feather and Fan
Feather and Fan is a classic knitting stitch pattern that makes a scalloped edge and rows of lacy fans.
How to Felt Any Knitted Object Using Your...
Felting a knitting project is a great way to make something knit more sturdy and to bring a whole different texture. Here's how, using a washing machine.
How to Felt without a Machine: 4-Step Photo Guide
To felt by hand, all you really need to do is get some hot water in a small receptacle and agitate it. The sink is a good choice for small projects.
Seed Stitch Baby Hat
This free knitting pattern for a seed stitch baby hat is quick and easy to knit up and includes sizing for preemies and newborns. The textured stitch makes the hat stretchy, and the cotton yarn makes it perfect for a new mom.
What is a Wool Allergy?
Many knitters and those who wear knits are sensitive to the scratchy nature of wool, while others have a true wool allergy. What is a wool allergy and how can you find out if you're allergic or just sensitive?
Learn How to Knit the Brioche Stitch
Brioche Stitch makes a fluffy, squishy, adaptable pattern that's fun to knit and even more fun to play with. It's great for scarves, afghans or even as ribbing on a sweater or other project.
Double Moss Stitch
Double moss stitch, sometimes also called double seed stitch, is a knitting stitch pattern very similar to the box stitch that looks like alternating rows of double ribbing.
German Twisted Cast On
To begin to form a stitch in German twisted cast on, place the needle behind the yarn on your thumb.
Help! My Stitches are Twisted in Circular...
Nearly every circular knitting pattern out there advises you not to twist the stitches when you join in the round. What happens if you get a twist, and can you fix it?
Knitting with Two Strands of Yarn
Knitting with two (or more) strands at once can be a little frustrating, but the results are often well worth it.
Increase Stitches Easily by Using a Make One
Make one or M1 is a common increase that's mostly invisible. It can be a little tricky the first couple of times, as it is a little tight, but once you get the hang of it you'll be using make one everywhere you don't want your increases to be obvious.
Use Kitchener Stitch to Close the Toe of Your...
To continue to set up for the Kitchener Stitch, you must sew through a stitch on the back needle as well.
A Big, Colorful Scarf You Can Knit in 1 Night
Knitting a scarf with a bunch of different yarns on huge needles is a quick and easy way to finish a project. Choosing yarns that are all in the same color makes for an interesting look and the perfect gift for someone when you knit them a scarf in their favorite color.
Should I Learn English or Continental Knitting?...
New knitters might wonder whether they should learn to knit in the English or continental style of knitting, while those who have learned one technique might want to know if it's worth it to learn the other style. Here are the major differences between continental and English knitting and why it pays to know both.
How to Knit a Super-Soft Box Stitch Chenille...
The box stitch is an easy knitting stitch that makes a fabric with a lot of texture. This scarf uses the stitch to make a chenille yarn a little more interesting.
Cable Cast On
The second stitch in the cable cast on is formed as if you were knitting a stitch.
Simple Toe-Up Socks
These toe-up Stockinette socks are great socks for learning the basics of toe-up knitting. They use the Turkish Cast on, a short-row heel and a stretchy bind off for a perfect fit.
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Pass slipped stitch over, often abbreviated PSSO, is an easy way to get rid of a stitch that's often used when two stitches are being decreased at once.
How to Substitute Yarns
Substituting yarns is something every knitter has to do from time to time. Learn how to substitute yarns with ease and confidence.
New to Knitting? Learn How to Understand a...
Knitting patterns often seem like they are written in code. Here are some tips for reading your first knitting patterns.
New to Knitting? Learn the Stockinette Stitch
Stockinette Stitch is one of the most basic stitches in knitting, which means it often goes unexplained in knitting patterns.
How to Make a Twisted Cord to Finish a Knitting...
When making twisted cord you have to wrap the yarn around something that will give you traction so you can actually twist the cord. In this case, I used a chair.
Staghorn Cable Scarf
This staghorn cable scarf is super warm thanks to being knit in the round for a double thickness, so you never have to see the less-attractive back of the cable panel.
Winding a Ball from a Hank of Yarn
Many luxury yarns are sold in hanks, which must be wound into balls before you can knit with them. Here's a quick and easy way to handle a hank of yarn. Page 2.
How to Work an SKP or Centered Double Decrease
The next step in an SKP decrease is knitting the next stitch
Reading Your Knitting
Reading your knitting, or knowing the difference between what a knit stitch looks like and what a purl stitch looks like, is a necessary step to becoming a proficient knitter.
Learn How to Cast on with Two Colors at Once
How to form stitches in a two-color cast on.
This Cabled Hat Is Great to Knit For a Teen or...
This easy cabled hat is great for teens or women with smaller sized heads. The simple cables are quick to work up and stylish throughout the cooler months.
Picking up Stitches
Some patterns say you should pick up stitches, while some say to pick up and knit. This is what they mean
This Flat Hat Pattern Is Almost Too Easy to Knit
Knitting a hat flat is an easy way for beginners to learn to make hats, and it's also a quick way for established knitters to finish a project on the double. Knit with Ozark Handspun, this hat looks much fancier than it is.
Explore Color Knitting with These Free Projects
Color knitting is a lot of fun and there are many different ways to add color to your knitting. Here's an overview of some of the most popular ways to use more than one color when knitting.
Stocking Stuffers for Knitters
Looking for a little special something for a fellow knitter (or to add to your own wish list)? This list of small items for knitters is perfect for stocking stuffers or a secret Santa gift.
Striped Stocking Hat
This candy-striped stocking hat in red and white reminds me of a candy cane and would be a great variation on the traditional Santa hat.
Finish Your Knits Perfectly with Mattress Stitch
Once you've figured out where to start working the mattress stitch, it is a simple matter to keep going.
Baby Santa Hat
Use this free pattern to make a Baby Santa Hat, made in two different yarn weights and knit in the round in Garter and Stockinette stitch. It is available in preemie and infant sizes.
Learn How to Knit a Scarf Hat (Or Is It a Hat...
The scarf hat (or hat scarf) is a combination hat and scarf where the scarf is attached to the hat like ear flaps. This is the ultimate cold-weather accessory because there is no way for the wind to get to your ears or neck since there's no space between the hat and scarf.
Knitting in the Round with Two Circular Needles
Most knitters learn to knit small projects in the round using double-pointed needles, but many prefer to knit in the round using two circular needles instead. This tutorial will show you how to knit in the round with two circular needles. Page 2.
A Succcessful Start for Knitting in the Round
Circular knitting patterns often tell you to join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Here's how you go about doing that.
Knit an Applied I-Cord Bind Off
Now you're ready to actually begin the I-cord bind off. A simple procedure gets the stitches moving and your bind off working into a tube shape.
Knitting an I-Cord Is Easier Than You Think
I-cord seems difficult until you know how to do it, and once you learn how to make an I-cord, you'll come up with tons of reasons to use them.
Knit Two Socks at a Time on Two Circular Needles
Knitting two socks on two circular needles at the same time is a great way to avoid second sock syndrome, and it's not as difficult as you might think. This tutorial takes you through the basics of knitting two at a time socks, as well as providing a sample pattern to practice with.
Learn How to Knit Beautiful Stripes
Knitting with different colors is easier than you might think. This quick tutorial will show you how to knit with color and make stripes.
How to Knit an Aran Honeycomb
Aran Honeycomb, also known as a Chain Cable when only one repeat is knit in an area, is a very cool cabled pattern that gives a honeycomb look to your knitted fabric. Learn to knit the Aran Honeycomb.
Get Started with Entrelac Knitting
Entrelac knitting can seem complicated at first because there are so many different pieces required to form the knit fabric. But once you've done it a time or two you'll understand how it works and it will become much easier for you.
Razor Shell Scarflette
This cashmere scarflette is worked in an easy Razor Shell rib pattern that makes a lovely looking scarf that's plenty warm despite its small size.
What's the Difference Between Seed Stitch and...
What's the difference between the common texture patterns Seed Stitch and Moss Stitch? Here's any easy comparison to spot which is which.
Bulky Lace Boot Cuffs
Boot cuffs are a great way to keep your legs a little warmer in winter and to show off a cute piece of knitting. This pair is bulky lace for a warm but not-too-warm effect.
Knitting Alphabet
Knitting a letter into a knitting project is a great way to personalize a baby blanket, a sweater or a bag. These simple block letters are made to be about six inches square when worked in a medium-weight yarn.
Tricks for Stitching Garter Stitch in the Round
Garter Stitch is easy to knit in the round, but it's not quite as easy as knitting it flat.
Popcorn Stitch
Popcorn stitch or knit popcorn is an easy way to add a textured embellishment to knit fabric. It's technically different from bobbles but gives a similar look to the finished piece.
Continental Knit Stitch
Continental knitting, sometimes also referred to as German knitting or picking knitting, is one of the most common ways to knit.
How to Knit a Relaxed Slouchy Hat
This is a very easy hat pattern that makes a slouchy, fun hat for teens or adults. Three sizes are given, so you can knit it big or small.
How to Make Tassels
Making tassels for knitting projects is a fun and easy way to embellish projects, making them a little more special and interesting than they might be otherwise. Here's a really quick way to make tassels for any project.
Knit up Some Decor for Christmas
These free knitting patterns for Christmas knitting projects will allow you to decorate your home in knits. From stockings to ornaments, knit tinsel and more, you can deck the halls with lots of knitting and with ease.
Free Scarf Knitting Patterns
A gallery of free knitting patterns for scarves that are available from About.
How to Carry the Yarn up a Project When...
Knitting stripes can cause the extra hassle of having a lot of ends to weave in, but if your stripes are narrow you can carry the yarn you aren't working with up the side of the project.
Knit a Simple Striped Stocking to Deck Your Halls
This two-color striped Christmas stocking is a lot of fun to knit and a quick project on size 9 US knitting needles. It's a good first project for someone new to knitting socks and features an easy short row heel for a streamlined look.
Tips for Knitting with Double-Pointed Needles
Double-pointed needles are the tool of choice when knitting a small circular object such as a sock. But they can be a little tricky to deal with. Here are some tips to help you use double-pointed needles.
Slip Stitch Honeycomb Stitch
Slip stitch honeycomb, also known as loop stitch, is an easy pattern using slipped stitches to make texture on the other side of the work that looks like a honeycomb of diagonal lines.
What Size is That Needle?
Sometimes you can't tell just be looking what size a needle is. Here's a foolproof way to make sure you're always knitting with the right sized needles.
Make This Easy Sock Your First Sock Project
A Stockinette Stitch sock is as easy as sock knitting gets, and is a great way for new sock knitters to focus on the instructions without getting distracted by a complex pattern stitch.
Bulky Ribbed Hat
This ribbed hat has a couple of stripes of a contrasting color to add interest and allow you to use a bit of leftover yarn.
Fleck Stitch Envelope Purse
A gallery of some easy knitting patterns to help new knitters make projects with confidence. Page 7.
New to Knitting? Learn Why Gauge Is Important
Nearly every knitting pattern warns you to be sure to check your gauge. Learn why it is important to check your gauge.
How to Knit a Bamboo Stitch
Bamboo stitch is an interesting but relatively easy knitting stitch that involves slipping a yarn over over two knit stitches, making an interesting texture.
Tips, Pros and Cons of Working with Bulky Yarn
Bulky yarn can be a lot of fun to work with, but it is not without its challenges. Learn more about knitting with bulky yarn and the pros and cons of working with fat fiber.
Picking up Stitches around an Afghan to Knit...
Knitting a border onto an afghan or blanket after you've worked the main body is a great way to add cohesion and a literal border to your work.
Moss Stitch
Moss Stitch is a fun little pattern that makes little bunches of raised stitches that have a look reminiscent of moss. It's a cute pattern that is very simple to complete.
Knit Tinsel for Your Tree or Fireplace
Knit tinsel is a fun way to add your love of knitting to your holiday decor. This quick and easy project can keep going on forever -- large enough to decorate a large tree -- or you can knit a smaller piece for your fireplace, to put around a door, or wherever you want it.
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