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Fisherman’s Rib

Fisherman’s Rib is a squishy, reversible ribbing stitch pattern that can be used on all sorts of knitting projects from hats to sweaters. It’s super easy to work both flat and in the round, making it a versatile stitch to try in your next project. There are a few variations of the Fisherman’s Rib stitch…

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Knitting Needle Conversion

Curious about knitting needle conversions? We’re here to help! Knitting needles come in a wide variety of sizes. From super-thin needles that look like toothpicks, up to super thick needles that can knit the chunkiest of projects, knowing the size of your knitting needle is important. There are many conventions for listing knitting needle sizes,…

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Fabulous Feather and Fan

There are so many fun and unique stitch patterns to explore in knitting. Feather and fan patterns are particularly intriguing because a natural wave is created in the fabric due of the placement of the increases and decreases. There are hundreds of variations on this classic stitch pattern, and it can be easily adapted to…

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5 Fun Hat Patterns to Knit

Summer might be just around the corner for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, but hat knitting is always in season! Whether you like knitting hats for charity or are looking to get a head start on that holiday gift knitting, check out these great hat patterns that are perfect for you, a loved…

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4 Methods for Knitting in the Round

Knitting in the round is an important skill for any knitter to learn. Lots of items can be knit flat and then seamed, but if you learn to knit in the round you can speed up your knitting and avoid having to seam things like hats, cowls, socks, and more. Here are four common ways…

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3 Easy Ways to Bind Off Your Knitting

With hundreds of ways to bind off, it may seem daunting to choose the right one for your project. Here are three simple bind offs that can be used on just about any project! Standard Knitwise Bind Off The standard knitwise bind off is the first bind off most new knitters learn. It creates a…

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Top 5 Knitting Tips from the Experts

There are so many things to learn when it comes to knitting. With hundreds of ways to cast on and bind off, thousands of stitch patterns to choose from, and hundreds of thousands of patterns available to knit, it can all seem a little overwhelming. There are a multitude of tips and tricks out there…

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5 Tips for Knitting from a Chart

Knitting from a chart may seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot of information packed into these graphics and it can be confusing on how and where to begin. With a little bit of patience and practice, most knitters find working from a chart easier than working from written instructions. By following the tips…

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5 Easy Top-Down Shawl Shapes

There’s no shortage of shawl knitting patterns out in the world to explore. You can start knitting a shawl from any direction and can use a multitude of stitch patterns and techniques when creating these accessories. Knitting a shawl from the top down is a great way to dive into shawl knitting. Once you know…

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