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Knit a Shawl with a Stitch that's Full of Grace
The grace note stitch is a beautiful lace stitch pattern that makes a simple rectangle something really special.
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.
Knit a Bag with a "Mom" Tattoo Motif
If you're a mom (or you have a mom) who likes things that are a little funky and unexpected, try out this easy to knit Mom Tattoo Bag. Worked mostly in Stockinette Stitch and using intarsia for most of the colorwork, it knits up fast and is fun as a purse, knitting bag or tote for kids' toys.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Loopy Washcloth
Loop stitch is a fun way to make a loopy fabric sort of like you might see on bathmats, and it's a good way to embellish a washcloth to make it work more like a bath sponge.
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.
Learn the Knit Stitch Quickly with this Easy...
Learn how to knit the knit stitch using the English (sometimes called right-handed or
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners
A gallery of some easy knitting patterns to help new knitters make projects with confidence.
These Fun and Easy Pom-Poms Will Make Your...
Wrapping the yarn around the cardboard is what makes your pom-pom take shape.
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.
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.
What is a Yarn Over?
Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.
Teach Your Kids Finger Knitting and Make Fun...
Finger knitting is a great way to get kids interested in yarn crafting, and this fun book will teach them how and offers almost 30 projects for them to try.
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 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.
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.
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.
Knitting Abbreviations
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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.
What Is a Seed Stitch?
Seed Stitch is a fun and simple stitch pattern that makes raised stitch areas that look like seeds.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? Learn the Difference Between a...
Hanks, balls, and skeins are all common ways of buying yarn, but what are the differences?
Mistake Rib Dishcloth
Mistake rib is an easy and attractive knitting stitch pattern that looks great on simple home knits like this dish cloth.
Knit Something for Mom or Another Special Woman...
Knit something great for a mom in your life with this collection of free knitting patterns.
Knit Two Socks at a Time on Two Circular Needles
Starting the first sock for knitting two socks at a time on two circular needles
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.
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.
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.
Picking up Stitches
Some patterns say you should pick up stitches, while some say to pick up and knit. This is what they mean
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cable Cast On
Cable cast on is a handy cast on method that makes a firm edge that looks a bit like a cable when completed. It's a little tricky because the stitches must be kept very loose. Here's how to complete a cable cast on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knitting is Great for Stress Relief and Offers...
Knitting and crochet are great for a lot of reasons, but there are lots of health benefits to yarn craft, too. Learn how to #stitchawaystress with help from the Craft Yarn Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knit for the Planet with These Tips for Making...
There are a lot of different ways to make your knitting greener; here are seven things to think about or do to make your craft habit a little less taxing on the planet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Great Hat Knitting Patterns
Some of my favorite hat knitting patterns from about About.com for babies, kids, men and women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
The Easiest Knitting Stitches for Beginners
These knitting stitches are great for beginners to build confidence and skills in their knitting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continental Knit Stitch
Continental knitting, sometimes also referred to as German knitting or picking knitting, is one of the most common ways to knit.
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.
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.
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.
Tiny Circular Needles Make Sock Knitting Quick
Knitting a sock using a single small diameter circular needle can be a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it, it's fun and easy to do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sew a Simple Case for Your Knitting Needles
To hide the raw edges of the fabric, the seam allowances are pressed to the back of the work. Some edges are also finished with zig-zag stitch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Mercerized Cotton?
Mercerized cotton is a special kind of yarn that you might want to use for knitting projects. Here's a quick overview of what it is, how it's made and where it got its strange name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ways to Hold Yarn When Working Stranded...
There are several options for yarn management in stranded knitting, and you should try all of them to see what works best for you.
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.
How to Count Rows (and Stitches) in Garter Stitch
Garter Stitch is simple to knit, but some people get confused about how to count rows in this compact stitch. Here's what you need to know.
Flower Eyelet
Flower Eyelet is a classic eyelet knitting pattern that looks like daisies on the fabric. It's really easy to knit and makes nice large eyelet holes thanks to the double yarn overs.
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.
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.
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 Knit a Stash Afghan
A stash afghan is the perfect way to use up a bunch of odds and ends that are taking up space in your knitting storage. This basic recipe will show you how to knit a stash afghan no matter what size you want or what kind of yarn you're trying to use up.
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.
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.
Free Scarf Knitting Patterns
A gallery of free knitting patterns for scarves that are available from About.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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