The 3 Critical Rules Of Lace Knitting

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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]

Why Knitting Schools Should Make a Comeback

knitting schools

Before the Industrial Revolution, knitting schools used to be very common. Since this craft was a way to both make money and make garments for yourself and your family, children needed to learn this craft early on in order to become proficient at it. Since machine knitting was invented, knitting in schools slowly became less[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]

8 Most Useful Knitting Accessories

Knitting Accessories

With so many young people taking up the knitting needles again, stores are beginning to offer more and more options for knitting accessories. If you are one of the many knitters that have taken up the craft in an attempt to save money and join the frugal DIY crowd, this can make it hard 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]

Basic Knitting Supplies for Beginners

Knitting Needles and Yarn

When you first decide to learn to knit, the knitting supplies aisle can be a daunting place. There are so many options that it can be overwhelming deciding what you really need, and what is just a fun extra designed for knitters that like the latest and greatest contraptions. While those high-end stitch markers, blocking[Read More]

5 Popular Knitting Stitch Types You Need To Know

Knitting Stitch Types

Knitting can seem very intimidating when you’re first starting out, but it is important to realize that there are only a few knitting stitch types that make up the foundation of knitting. Once you know the 5 most popular knitting stitch types, you can knit just about any pattern you wish. Using a combination of[Read More]

Using Fabrics for Knitting Instead Of Yarn!

Fabrics for Knitting

The use of fabrics for knitting is becoming a popular new hobby as crafters realize just how quick and fun it is. Instead of using yarn and standard knitting needles, many crafters are beginning to use strips of fabric instead, for a more unique and interesting look. If you love knitting but want to try[Read More]

How to Knit and Purl in The English Style

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English style knitting, which is the most common knitting style in the US, is only one style of knitting. To knit in the English style, you hold your yarn in your right hand, unlike Continental knitting where the yarn is held in your left hand. So, the first thing you need to learn to do[Read More]