Posts by Ashley Little

Ashley is a writer and editor who left her job at Martha Stewart to freelance in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She has her hands in all kinds of crafts, from knitting to crocheting and sewing. When she's not crafting, she's eating peanut butter, listening to Paul McCartney, and playing ukulele -- sometimes all three at the same time. You can see what Ashley is making on her blog, The Feisty Redhead.

Ways to Mixing Yarn: A Brilliant Solution for Stash Busting

Knitted patchwork recipe blanket pattern

If you're ever going to use up those little scraps of yarn, then you'll probably want to think about mixing yarns. Ready to say buh-bye to that stash that's taking over your home? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you're mixing yarns.

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How to Keep an Even Tension While Knitting

Using your fingers for even yarn tension

Have you ever thought about why your tension changes as you knit? An uneven tension can result in mismatched stitches. Here are 7 tips for keeping an even tension in knitting.

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Knitting Socks Toe-Up vs. Cuff Down

Toe-Up Anklet Socks knitting project

Which do you prefer: knitting socks toe-up or knitting socks cuff down? Take a look at some of the pros and cons of each two types of socks. Maybe next time someone asks you which you prefer, you'll know the answer!

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