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Reusing Your Yarn to Give Old Projects New Life

This is my Belle Haven shawl, a one-skein fingering weight shawl that I designed about 10 years ago. It’s been folded in a storage container and sitting in my cedar closet for much of that time, but the beautiful yarn is an amazing color—so why not enjoy it again? It’s the perfect shawl to unravel…

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Let’s Knit Fishtail Lace

With hundreds of lace stitch patterns to try, where to start? While eyelets or mesh are great easy lace stitch patterns to begin with, why not kick it up a notch and try fishtail lace? It’s an easy 6-row repeating pattern that can be added to just about any project. I love using this one…

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Beginner Tree Ornament

When it comes time to decorate my home for the holidays, I like to add a little handmade touch to my décor whenever I can. Over the years, I’ve knit, crocheted, and cross-stitched ornaments and other festive knick-knacks for my home. Here’s one more for me to add to my collection – a beginner-friendly tree…

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Five Great Gift-Worthy Knits

With the gift-giving season upon us soon, you might be thinking – what should I knit? We’re here to help! We’ve got five great patterns that are perfect for those knit-worthy folks in your life. Mini Knitted Mittens These adorable mittens can be knit up in a flash with leftover sock yarn. With just 20…

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How to Work a Double Yarn Over

Double yarn overs are a fun stitch, commonly used in lace knitting. You can find tons of knitting stitch patterns that contain these large holes, and it’s fun to incorporate them into your knitting projects. Twice Around The Needle A double yarn over is created by working two yarn overs right next to each other.…

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Blanket Sizes

When I first started knitting, I was at a point in my life where seemingly everyone in my life was getting married and having babies. There were always gift-giving events to attend, and I liked making something handmade whenever possible. I would knit anything from baby hats and sweaters to blankets to give as gifts.…

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4 Fun Patterns for Fall

With fall just around the corner, it’s fun to start thinking about all the warm and cozy knits to make and wear this season. These wonderful free patterns are a great place to find inspiration for your cool-weather knitting projects. CHUNKY EYELET COWLETTE The Chunky Eyelet Cowlette by Corrina Ferguson combines a cowl and a…

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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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