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Sarah E. White

Updated Articles and Resources

By Sarah E. White

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Scarf Hat Created: Thursday, January 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The scarf hat (or hat scarf) is a combination hat and scarf where the scarf is attached to the hat like ear flaps. This is the ultimate cold-weather accessory because there is no way for the wind t...
    • Sew a Horizontal Seam in Knitting Created: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The horizontal seam is used to sew a cast on and a bound off edge together and is popularly used to sew the top of a shoulder seam together. Also known as faux Kitchener or faux grafting, it's a si...
    • Farrow Rib Scarf Pattern Created: Friday, October 13, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This free knitting pattern is for an easy-to-knit farrow rib scarf.
    • Teen/Women's Cabled Hat Created: Sunday, September 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This easy cabled hat is great for teens or women with smaller sized heads. The simple cables are quick to work up and stylish throughout the cooler months.
    • Moss Stitch Headband Created: Sunday, March 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This easy Moss Stitch Headband is full of texture and is a great way to show of a bit of hand-dyed yarn that might be a little more colorful than your usual wardrobe.
    • Shamrock Basket Liner Created: Sunday, March 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This versatile and easy knitting pattern that includes a shamrock works as a bread basket liner or a small placemat. Because the shamrock is subtle you can use this piece around St. Patrick's Day o...
    • How Should I Store My Wool? Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Garter Stitch Skinny Scarf Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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...
    • I-cord Bind Off Created: Monday, April 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 p...
    • Knit the Knits and Purl the Purls Created: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sometimes in a pattern instead of specific instructions you'll see something that says to knit the knits and purl the purls as you see them. Find out what that means.
    • Men's Woven Rib Sock Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This Woven Rib men's sock is easy to knit but a little more entertaining than a basic Stockinette Stitch or ribbed sock. Despite the size it's still pretty quick to knit and you'll be surprised how...
    • Baby's Flat Hat Created: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 seco...
    • Changing Colors in Knitting Created: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Fettuccini Knit Bowl Created: Friday, February 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This easy bowl or basket is relatively quick to knit with a yarn made from remnants of garment manufacturing. Use it to hold yarn or anything else that needs containing.
    • Knitting in the Round with Two Circular Needles Created: Saturday, December 30, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Knitting in the round with circular needles or double-pointed needles is the only way to make a seamless knitted tube.
    • Measuring Wraps Per Inch Created: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      If you have a ball of yarn and don’t know what size needle or what sort of gauge you should be getting for it, measuring wraps per inch is a quick solution.
    • What Else Would Madame Defarge Knit? Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Take another page from literature with these fun projects inspired by classic stories. They may make you want to read as much as they make you want to knit.
    • Best Hat Knitting Patterns Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Some of my favorite hat knitting patterns from about About.com for babies, kids, men and women.
    • Knit Stitch in English Knitting Created: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to knit the knit stitch using the English (sometimes called right-handed or "throwing") method. Once you know how to knit you can make your first knitting project.
    • Yarn Over Created: Saturday, April 28, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.
    • Seed Stitch Created: Sunday, November 26, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Seed Stitch is a fun and simple stitch pattern that makes raised stitch areas that look like seeds.
    • Cast On Methods Created: Thursday, August 16, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 ...
    • Stitching in the Stacks Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Knit projects inspired by libraries, librarians and the world of books.
    • Beginner's Garter Stitch Scarf Created: Thursday, November 02, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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.
    • The Knitted Alphabet Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Use these alphabet charts to add a personal touch to any knitting project.
    • Standard Bed and Blanket Sizes Created: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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 Block Knitting Created: Thursday, December 28, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Knit Cast On Created: Thursday, October 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Learn to Knit a Sock Sock Created: Thursday, March 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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...
    • Pick up a Dropped Knit Stitch Created: Friday, October 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Dropping a stitch is one of the most common knitting mistakes, but it's an easy one to fix. This tutorial will take you through the process step by step.
    • Knit a Border on an Afghan Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Hitch Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      These fun projects inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock bring a little 1940's and '50s glamor to your everyday wardrobe.

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