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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Complete Guide to Knitting Your First 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.
Check Out These Knitting Patterns Perfect for...
New knitters can easily get overwhelmed trying to find knitting patterns that are suitable for them, so start with this collection of easy knitting patterns for new knitters.
Slip Stitch Knitting: How to Do it and Why
Slip stitching -- whether on a single-color fabric or in two or more colors -- is an easy way to add texture and interest to a knitting project.
How to Start Your First Knitting Project
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.
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.
Knit Multiple Colors In One Row with Fair...
On the knit side, stranded knitting doesn't look or feel all that different from regular knitting, you're just changing the color of yarn you are working with as you go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the Knit Stitch Quickly with this Easy...
Learn how to knit the knit stitch using the English (sometimes called right-handed or
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.
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.
Make Your Bind Off Fancier with Picots
The picot bind off is a really cute way to finish off the bottom of a sweater (or the neckline) or anything else that you want to give a cute, girly flourish to.
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.
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.
Make Your Sweaters Seamless with This Detailed...
Learn how to knit seamless garments, convert pieced patterns to work seamlessly and design your own seamless projects.
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 Make a Twisted Cord to Finish a Knitting...
A twisted cord is an interesting way to finish a knitting project, whether you need a cord to use as a tie, a handle or for some other sort of embellishment.
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.
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.
German Twisted Cast On
German twisted cast on, sometimes referred to as Old Norwegian cast on, is a great, stretchy cast on method that is perfect for socks. It's a little tricky at first but you will love to use it.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners
A gallery of some easy knitting patterns to help new knitters make projects with confidence.
What Is a Seed Stitch?
Seed Stitch is a fun and simple stitch pattern that makes raised stitch areas that look like seeds.
What is a Yarn Over?
Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.
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.
Knitting Abbreviations
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New to Knitting? Learn the Difference Between a...
Hanks, balls, and skeins are all common ways of buying yarn, but what are the differences?
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.
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.
Knit Simple Socks from the Toes Up
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.
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.
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.
Knit a Scarf with Condo Knitting
Condo knitting is a fun technique that uses two different sized needles on different rows of the same project. This simple sport weight condo knit scarf is the perfect accessory for springtime.
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.
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.
Clean Up with a Super Simple Stockinette Stitch...
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.
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.
Picking up Stitches
Some patterns say you should pick up stitches, while some say to pick up and knit. This is what they mean
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know to Knit Your First...
This super easy pattern takes you through the basics of sock knitting on a small scale with large needles. It aims to get you comfortable with all the techniques needed to knit socks without having to worry about knitting on tiny needles or if the finished sock will actually fit on a foot.
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.
Modern Top-Down Knitting
Inspired by the top-down knitting methods of Barbara G. Walker, Kristina McGowan has updated the technique with chic tops, skirts, dresses and more you'll love to knit and wear.
Knit a Skinny Scarf for a Kid -- Or Teach Them...
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.
Cable Cast On
The second stitch in the cable cast on is formed as if you were knitting a stitch.
The Easiest Knitting Stitches for Beginners
These knitting stitches are great for beginners to build confidence and skills in their knitting.
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.
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.
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.
Knitting from the Top
Barbara G. Walker's classic on top-down knitting is a great reference for bold knitters who don't need a whole lot of specifics to design a garment for themselves.
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 More Projects from the Top Inspired by...
A modern take on the 12 classic top-down knitting templates included in Barbara G. Walker's classic book Knitting from the Top.
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.
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.
8 Great Hat Knitting Patterns
Some of my favorite hat knitting patterns from about About.com for babies, kids, men and women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New to Knitting? Learn Stockinette Stitch
Stockinette Stitch is one of the most basic stitches in knitting, which means it often goes unexplained in knitting patterns.
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.
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.
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 Felt Knitting by Hand in 4 Easy...
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.
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.
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.
The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters
Ann Budd provides knitters with another indispensable guide to the basics of a knitting form, this time top-down sweaters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bobbles Make Easy with Trinity Stitch Knitting
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.
How to Adjust a Knitting Pattern So it Works...
Sometimes a knitting pattern is almost perfect, but you might have a different kind of yarn or want to change the size a little bit. Here are some thoughts on adjusting knitting patterns in minor ways.
Knit the Feather Pattern
Feather pattern is a really easy lace pattern that's great for borders or even all allover pattern. Its paired decreases produce an interesting pattern even without the eyelets.
Make an Adorable Baby's Aran Vest
This Little Aran Vest pattern is available in sizes ranging from newborn to 24 months. This pullover vest features an allover cable pattern and v-neck.
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.
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.
Knitting in Reverse: How to Knit Reverse...
Reverse Stockinette Stitch is just like regular Stockinette, only the rows are worked in the opposite order. This makes the purl side the front.
Does Ply Have Anything to Do with Yarn Weight?
Knitters sometimes get confused about yarn weight and yarn ply and whether they have anything to do with each other. Learn more about how yarn ply affects yarn weight.
Feather and Fan Dishcloth
This Feather and Fan dishcloth is super-easy to knit and a great first lace project because it's knit on rather large needles.
How to Knit Adorable Baby Aran Booties
This free knitting pattern for Baby Aran Booties is available in sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months. It features a rope cable pattern and is designed to match the Baby Aran Body Suit and Baby Aran Hat perfectly.
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.
Try The Turkish Cast On for Toe-Up Socks
Once you have the needles in position it's time to loop the yarn around the needle and begin the Turkish cast on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Slip 2, Knit 2, Pass Slipped Stitches Over (S2KP)
To begin an S2KP decrease, slip two stitches as if to knit.
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.
Get the Lowdown on Knitting with Cotton
Knitting with cotton can be frustrating for some knitters because of its inelasticity, but it is a good choice for light, breathable, utilitarian items. Here are some great tips for knitting with cotton.
How to Knit a Gorgeous Baby Aran Body Suit
This Baby Aran Body Suit free knitting pattern is available in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months. It features allover cable patterning and button closures.
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.
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.
Knit a Sweet Sundress for a Little Girl
Use this free knitting pattern to make a little girl's sundress. This little girl's sundress is made in one piece, in the round, from the bottom up. It features decorative edges, full fashioning on the skirt, and a textured stitch pattern on the bodice. This little girl's sundress is available in sizes 2 years, 4 years, 6 years and 8 years.
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.
Baby Blanket Yardage
Sometimes you have your own idea for a design for a baby blanket and you might not know how much yarn to buy. This quick estimate will give you an idea of the yardage requirements for a basic baby blanket.
Frog
Sometimes when a mistake happens and you don't notice it for a long time, you have to rip out many rows, a process known as frogging.
How Should I Store My Wool?
Storing wool to protect it from moths is very important since your stash can be a big investment. Here are some ides on how to protect your wool knitting yarn from moths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broken Rib Washcloth
Broken rib is an easy and lovely knitting stitch pattern that makes a quick-to-knit, easy knitted washcloth pattern.
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 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).
Knitting for a Baby? Try These Easy Baby...
These easy baby blankets to knit are great for new knitters or those who just need a quick project for a new little one.
Learn How to Cast on with Two Colors at Once
How to form stitches in a two-color cast on.
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.
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.
Mistake Rib Dishcloth
Mistake rib is an easy and attractive knitting stitch pattern that looks great on simple home knits like this dish cloth.
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.
Garter Stitch Knitting Patterns
This collection of Garter Stitch knitting patterns shows a range of things you can do even if you only know how to make the knit stitch.
Butterfly Stitch
Butterfly Stitch is a lovely knitting stitch that involves slipping stitches between lengths of yarn, then working those strands together with a stitch to give them the gathered look of butterfly wings.
Knit Something for Mom or Another Special Woman...
Knit something great for a mom in your life with this collection of free knitting patterns.
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.
How to Make Yarn Out of Your Old T-Shirts
Making T-shirt yarn is a quick and easy way to use T-shirts that you might have lying around the house that are stained, don't fit or that you just don't wear anymore. Use the yarn for bags, rugs, coasters and other bulky projects.
How to Work an SKP or Centered Double Decrease
To begin an SKP decrease, slip the first stitch of the decrease as if to knit.
Stitch Markers with Beads
Stitch markers with beads are an easy way to make a simple knitting accessory a little more fun, and they're quick and easy to make even if you don't have a lot of beading skills. This step by step will take you through the process.
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.
Trinity Stitch Headband
Trinity stitch is a lovely, nubby pattern that brings life to even the plainest cotton yarns. This pattern for an easy headband will keep your hair out of your face and in style all summer long.
Knitting
The knit stitch is the basis of all knitted items. Knit as a verb is the action of knitting.
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.
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.

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