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How to work japanese short rows – The Blog – US/UK


What are your thoughts on short rows?  There are several methods, to be sure.  Sooo . . . what’s your favorite???  To work short rows is a basic skill every knitter should have. This technique is good for a multitude of … Continue reading

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How to Stitch a Hat: Calculating How Many Stitches to Cast On


I came across this link from Craftsy.com  in my facebook feed this morning.  I thought it so full of useful information I just have to share!  I am only giving you the high-lights, so be sure to click the links … Continue reading

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Should You Carry the Yarn Along the Side or Cut It? | Lion Brand Notebook


  I found this article pretty interesting, and I feel it might lend some useful information to those who question this subject as often as I do…I knew that you could ‘carry’ your yarn as you work up your project. … Continue reading

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Converting Flat Stitch Patterns for Knitting in the Round, on Scribd.


I found a fantastic article on Sapphires-n-purls blog with instructions on how to convert stitch patterns from flat knitting to knit them in the round.  Read the article…Converting Flat Stitch Patterns for Round Knitting The  document, on scribd for instructional tutorial:  Converting Flat … Continue reading

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How to join your yarn by making a double knot – YouTube


This video tutorial will show you how to join a new ball of yarn to your knitting or crochet by making an invisible knot. This knot is very strong and leaves no ends to weave in. via How to join … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Steam Vs. Wet Blocking – Creative Knitting Newsletter – November 29, 2013 – Vol. 10 No. 16


‘The term “blocking” simply means “to shape,” but it is a critical component to finishing a knitted garment perfectly. This one trick smoothes out the stitches, eases out any rough parts, makes laddering disappear, and generally results in one amazing … Continue reading

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Learn to Knit a Dishcloth – Very Pink Knits Video Tutorial


I am posting this video for a friend . . . I hope she knows who she is.  😀 I really love VeryPinkKnits video tutorials.  And, I would really love to meet her in person. She has a great personality … Continue reading

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Navajo Knitting (or Crochet) . . . Triple Strands From One Source.


I have been going crazy with this method of tripling yarn.  It is ingenious!  I am posting this to show you how it’s done.  Later on, I will share some of the projects I have been working on using this … Continue reading

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In-Depth Review of Knitting Yarn


Beat the Winter Blues: 10 Tips for Kickstarting Your Inspiration “People are innately creative. We are a species of makers. But sometimes, and usually when we least expect it, that well of creativity dries up. We pick up our knitting … Continue reading

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The Basics of Knitting Cables | Lion Brand Notebook


I swear, I am going to learn to do cable knitting.  Soon.  It really doesn’t look all that difficult. The Basics of Knitting Cables | Lion Brand Notebook. Here is another good blog post at: Author, knitting teacher, and erstwhile crochet-along/knit-along … Continue reading

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