Essential Circular Knitting Tips for Beginners

Knitting Tips for Beginners

Circular knitting is the practice of knitting in the round to create seamless tubes. Knitting in the round is ideal for many projects such as sweaters, socks, hats, and many more. A lot of knitters prefer knitting in the round for many reasons, but if you’ve never tried it, it may seem a little intimidating.[Read More]

How to Convert a Pattern From In-The-Round to Flat Knitting

flat knitting

Many knitters have a strong preference to either in-the-round knitting or flat knitting. If you prefer to only use patterns using flat knitting, it can really restrict the projects you can choose from. For example, most hats and socks are knit in the round, which means that you won’t get the opportunity to make these[Read More]

Knitting Cables – Everything You Need to Know!

Knitting Cables

Knitting cables is an art form that many knitters can’t stay away from. It breaks up the monotony of knitting the same stitch over and over, and it’s a way to truly express your individuality in knitting because you can free form your own cables to fit your own style. While the technique may seem[Read More]

The 3 Critical Rules Of Lace Knitting

famous knitting patterns

Lace knitting is a very intricate and detailed art form that requires a lot of practice and patience. Unlike standard knitting where you can just make the same stitches over and over, lace knitting requires you to count and every stitch is different. While this creates beautiful shawls and sweaters, it can be very intimidating[Read More]

How to Use Cables, Increases, and Lace in Your Knitting

Knitting cables

Knitting is a popular past-time where you can take nothing but a simple strand of yarn and turn it into a beautiful and useful fabric. You can produce some of the most intricate fabric possible by simply learning the techniques of cables, increases, and lace. These three techniques are all you need to know to[Read More]

3 Easy Stitches To Create Edges and Joins Between Fabric

Kitchener Stitch

There are many knit pieces that simply cannot be completed without some form of seam. Items such as sweaters, pillow covers, and dresses are bound to employ some of the techniques used to create edges and joins between fabric in order to complete the project. There are many ways to do create edges and joins[Read More]

Warp Knitting and Weft Knitting Basics

Warp Knitting and Weft Knitting

Warp knitting and weft knitting are technical terms used to describe machine knitting. These terms describe both the length and width of yarn used, as well as how many needles on a machine get used. While the average hand-knitter does not usually know much about warp knitting and weft knitting, it is good information to[Read More]

Everything You Need to Know About Needle Felting

Needle Felting

If you’ve ever tried your hand at felting, you should know how addictive this art form is. Needle felting is also very popular and addictive. Unlike with wet felting, this is a dry felting process that uses needles or a barbed tool to fuse another layer of fiber onto a base piece of felt. It[Read More]

What is Double Knitting?

Double Knitting

Double knitting, or knitting two fabrics on one set of needles, is a knitting technique that defies all of the rules of standard knitting. For one, you can make reversible scarves and blankets, with the back showing the negative of the front. You can also make a stockinette stitch scarf that actually lays flat rather[Read More]

The Amazing Art of Felting

Felting

 Felting is the art of binding natural fibers like wool into a dense, stiff fabric called felt by using friction. This can be done with water or a needle, depending on what look you’re going for, but the overall practice uses heat and friction to bind natural fabrics. If you’ve ever had a wool sweater[Read More]