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4 Tips for Brioche Knitting

Just learning brioche knitting? Here are some tips and tricks to help you on your way. These tips are specifically for two-color brioche rib knitting. Brioche knitting creates a lovely, squishy, two-sided fabric. To do this, you work half the stitches on each row or round, while slipping every other stitch. The slipped stitches get…

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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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Weaving Vs. Knitting

Knitting and weaving are two different techniques used to create fabric. Knitting produces a knitted fabric and weaving produces a woven fabric. Knitted fabric has more elasticity. Woven fabric can usually be stretched in only one direction. Variations in knit stitches and weave structures are made to produce different types of fabrics. Knitting is done…

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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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3 Game-Changing Knitting Tools

Whether you are new to knitting or have been clicking the needles for decades, you probably have learned that there are countless tools out there to help you simplify your knitting life. How do you know where to start and which tools are absolutely necessary to invest in? In my 16 years of knitting I…

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Process and Product Knitters: Which Are You?

Are you a process knitter or a product knitter? Maybe some combination of the two? If you aren’t sure, or you have no idea what I’m talking about, read on for an explanation and to find out what type of knitter you are. Process Knitters Process knitters are those who knit because they love the…

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