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.

Easier Than It Seams: Mattress Stitch for Stockinette

How to seam your knits with mattress stitch Knitters who loathe seaming can't always avoid it, especially when the pattern has seams but is too pretty to pass up. Learn one of the most basic and painless invisible seaming techniques for sewing up two pieces of stockinette stitch. Read more »

7 Cluster Jewelry Designs With Plenty of Sparkle

Cluster Jewelry Tutorials

Making cluster jewelry looks intimidating, but really, the biggest challenge is choosing and coordinating all the beads! If you love sparkle — and you have a ton of extra shimmery beads in your stash — here are 7 simple cluster jewelry tutorials to consider for your next project.

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Knitting Projects for Beginners That Won’t Bore You

Knitting Projects for Beginners

Knitting projects for beginners don't have to be plain garter stitch scarves that repeat the same row over and over. Yawn! Put those knits and purls to work in new ways with knitting projects for beginners that will keep you inspired — and prep you for those drool-worthy intermediate patterns!

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Mess Up on Purpose With the Mistake Rib Stitch

Mistake rib stitch tutorial

Have you ever worked a rib only to discover later that you knitted a purl or purled a knit? The mistake rib stitch takes advantage of that accident by turning the mistake into a pretty stitch! Get step-by-step instructions for knitting the mistake rib stitch and incorporate it into some of your reversible knitting.

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6 Beautifully Twisted Filigree Jewelry Designs

Filigree Jewelry Designs

The light, airy design of filigree jewelry incorporates wires that are twisted and turned to create unbelievably lovely accessories. The best part is you don't need any special equipment to give this a try — your hands and some wire are the only requirements, and getting started is easier than ever with these 6 terrific tutorials.

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Stitch the Quickest Knits With 7 Super Bulky Yarn Patterns

Super Bulky Yarn Patterns

If you're in the mood for instant gratification, there's no better way to get it than knitting with super bulky yarn! From pillows and blankets to shawls and beyond, get some instant knitting gratification with these super bulky yarn patterns from our quick-stitching Craftsy designers.

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