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Knitting: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Learn the Knit Stitch Quickly with this Easy...
Learn how to knit the knit stitch using the English (sometimes called right-handed or
What is a Yarn Over?
Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.
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.
Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners
A gallery of some easy knitting patterns to help new knitters make projects with confidence.
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.
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.
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.
Share Your Finished Objects and Stash Pictures
Share pictures of your finished projects or great yarns from your stash by using this form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is a Seed Stitch?
Seed Stitch is a fun and simple stitch pattern that makes raised stitch areas that look like seeds.
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.
Add Pictures to Your Knitting with Intarsia
Intarsia knitting is also sometimes referred to as picture knitting and involves knitting a design in two or more colors, each of which are used for a portion of the design and not carried across the back of the work. This tutorial will show you how to knit a simple intarsia project.
Arm Knitting 101: How to Make a Scarf in Less...
Arm knitting is a fun, easy way to make a knit like fabric without needles. Learn how to arm knit and find resources for lots of basic patterns.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knit a Simple One Skein Hat from the Top Down
This easy top-down hat is a great way to use a small amount of a great bulky yarn.
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.
8 Great Hat Knitting Patterns
Some of my favorite hat knitting patterns from about About.com for babies, kids, men and women.
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.
Knitting Abbreviations
Knitting Abbreviations Don't Get Lost in Translation One of the most frustrating things for beginning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Field of Floral Knits
It's a rarity that I ever manage to a review a book even when it's new, let alone before it even comes out. Martin Storey's Floral Knits isn't due until May,
Pumpkin Hat
Materials: 1 skein of Elann.com Peruvian Highland Wool in shade 1004 Pumpkin, or about 100 yards of medium/worsted
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stash Busting with Arne & Carlos
If you need an infusion of bright colors and cheery projects in your life, look no further than Arne & Carlos Knit-and-Crochet Garden. To me this book is
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.
New to Knitting? Learn the Difference Between a...
Hanks, balls, and skeins are all common ways of buying yarn, but what are the differences?
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.
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.
New to Knitting? Learn What a Make One Is
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.
Stash-Busting Striped Hat
This easy striped hat is a great way to bust little balls of yarn in your stash and is sized for babies up to bigger kids.
Stretchy Bind Off Tutorial
Use this tutorial to learn how to do a simple bind off with more stretch than a regular bind off.
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.
Learn How to Work Flowers into Your Knitting
This week we had what I hope will be the last cold snap of the winter, so I'm feeling even more than I already was that spring needs to go ahead and get here
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.
Learn How to Make Yarn Overs in Different...
Sometimes you might be asked to yarn over between two purl stitches. This isn't any more difficult than any other yarn over, but it's not entirely intuitive. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn How to Knit Chunky Fingerless Gloves
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.
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.
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.
Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits
This book covers all the basics and more for knitting tops for women that involve little to no finishing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cable Cast On
The second stitch in the cable cast on is formed as if you were knitting a stitch.
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.
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.
Knit a Bottle Cozy Using Stranded Knitting
This quick-to-knit bottle cozy is a great first Fair Isle knitting project because it's a small project worked in the round, making the pattern easier to follow. It uses a classic design and is a very useful project if you ever drink from bottles.
Resizing a Hat Pattern
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).
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.
Single Crochet Around a Knitting Project
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.
Knit a Sock with Two Circular Needles: A Photo...
If you don't have the double-pointed needles you need to knit a sock, or just don't like fussing with all those pointy ends, you can also knit one sock at a time with two circular knitting needles. Here's how you go about setting up and knitting a sock on two circulars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continental Knit Stitch
Continental knitting, sometimes also referred to as German knitting or picking knitting, is one of the most common ways to knit.
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.
These Classic Baby Booties Are Simple and Quick...
Baby booties or baby socks are a great present for a new little one, and they're super quick to knit as well. This basic pattern leaves lots of room for embellishment, from changing the stitch pattern to adding embroidery when they're finished.
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.
Stitch Details on Your Knitting with Duplicate...
Duplicate stitch is an easy way to add color to a basic stockinette stitch fabric. It's somewhat similar to cross stitch, but makes Vs instead of Xs.
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.
Twisted Rib
Twisted Rib is an easy knitting stitch that gives ribbing just a little more texture and interest, good for projects that are all or mostly ribbed.
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.
German Twisted Cast On
To begin to form a stitch in German twisted cast on, place the needle behind the yarn on your thumb.
Knit a Warm Baby Cocoon for Your Little Bundle...
Use this free pattern to make a Cocoon for your baby. Sized for newborns and useful as a wearable blanket or swaddle, this is ideal especially ideal as a photography prop for newborn portraits.
New to Knitting? How to Make a Frilled Cast-On
Why would you use the Frilled Cast On?
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.
Picking up Stitches
Some patterns say you should pick up stitches, while some say to pick up and knit. This is what they mean
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.
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.
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.
Learn How to Knit a Farrow-Rib Scarf
This free knitting pattern is for an easy-to-knit farrow rib scarf.
Finish Your Knits Perfectly with Mattress Stitch
Mattress stitch is a very easy and sharp-looking way to join two pieces of Stockinette Stitch into a virtually seamless whole.
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.
Toddler Ballet Wrap Cardigan
Use this pattern to make a toddler ballet wrap cardigan for little girls aged two to four. This toddler ballet wrap cardigan has set in sleeves, attached I-cord ties, and an eyelet pattern.
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.
Trinity Stitch
Trinity Stitch, also sometimes called cluster or bramble stitch, is a cool textured pattern that requires knitting, purling and knitting again all in the same stitch. Once you get the hang of it, it's a lot of fun.
Knit Tiny Socks for Premature Babies or Newborns
These easy little socks were designed for preemies, but are sized up to full-term babies as well. The simple rib and Stockinette combo means they'll whip up in a hurry as a gift for a baby of any size.
The Pros, Cons and Tips for Knitting with...
Bamboo yarn is a lot of fun to work with and produces beautiful knitted items that are also antibacterial. Here's more information on pros, cons and tips for knitting with bamboo yarn.
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.
Fleck Stitch Envelope Purse
A gallery of some easy knitting patterns to help new knitters make projects with confidence. Page 7.
Knit a Border on an Afghan
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.
Learn How to Cast on with Two Colors at Once
Using two colors to cast on is a great way to start a double knitting project, a pattern that starts with corrugated ribbing or just as a fun accent to a two-color project.
Pick up a Dropped Knit Stitch
Once you've identified that you have a dropped stitch, first you need to knit over to it so you can fix the problem. Page 2.
Making Bobbles
Bobbles are a relatively common way to add dimensional texture to a piece of knitting. They involve increasing several times in the same stitch, turning the work, purling back and decreasing those stitches immediately.
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 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.
How to Knit a Cute, Lacy Shrug for Summer
Use this free pattern to make a lacy cotton shrug for your baby. Sized from 12 months to 6 years, this is an ideal introduction to lace knitting.
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.
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?
How to Make Your Own Knitting Charts
If you've ever wanted to make your own knitting chart for a motif but aren't sure where to begin, this quick tutorial will get you started.
How to Work Entrelac on the Purl Side
To begin shaping the triangle you'll both increase and decrease stitches on the purl side to make a wedge-shaped piece of knitting that ultimately contributes to entrelac with straight side edges.
Knit a Simple Slip Stitch Blanket for Baby
This easy baby blanket looks more dramatic than it is thanks to the use of simple slip stitches with the yarn in front to make a ladder-like pattern that adds texture to Stockinette Stitch.
Knit an Applied I-Cord Bind Off
The I-cord bind off is an interesting way to get the stitches off your needles. It's very time consuming but leaves you with a great tube along the edge of your knitting, perfect for the top of a pocket or bag or for a button band.
How to Felt without a Machine: 4-Step Photo Guide
Felting with the use of a washing machine is the preferred method because it is quick and easy, but if you don't have access to a machine, you can felt by hand with these tips.
Stash-Busting Projects
Everyone at one time or another gets the feeling they need to pare down their stash. Here are some ideas for projects to try and books to look at for more ideas for stash-busting projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knit a Sophisticated Baby Blanket with This...
The triple rib makes a lovely baby blanket for a modern-looking baby room. This pattern is easy and quick to knit.
Baby's Flat Hat
This flat hat is a super simple and cute way to welcome a new baby (up to a year) and use up a fun yarn in your stash at the same time. This is a great first hat project, and would make a good second or third knitting project.
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.
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