Posts Tagged "Knitting for Beginners"


Talk and Knit: Knitting Patterns to Take to Your Knitting Group

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Knitting |

Dreamy pastel cowl kit - available on Craftsy.com

Knitting groups are super fun, but taking a complicated knitting project to the group is not a good idea. It starts innocently enough with a discussion about the latest episode of "Downton Abbey" and before you know it, you're knitting furiously but have no idea where you are in the pattern. Take one of these knitting patterns to your next knitting group and avoid knitting mishaps.

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Circular Knitting Looms: An Alternative Way to Knit

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Circular Knitting Loom and Skein of Yarn

Remember that knitting doesn't have to be limited to needles. Circular knitting looms are another fun way to knit! Find out when it's beneficial to use a circular knitting loom, plus ideas for some projects you can make on the loom.

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Get the Right Fit: Knitting Pattern Sizes for Children

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Toddler Wearing a Knit Sweater

I love knitting for kids. But picking the right size to make for your little recipient isn’t always easy. Let's review a few aspects of knitting for children that will hopefully make the process easier and even more enjoyable.

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6 Secrets to Knitting Sweaters You’ll Love

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Woman Modeling a Red Knit Sweater

I’m a sweater knitter. I love planning the yarn and style and what I’ll wear with it when I’m done. But life for a sweater knitter isn’t always glamorous. There was my husband’s sweater that he couldn’t fit his head through, the unflattering brown sweater (who chose that color?), and the gorgeous sweater that I never wear because it doesn’t fit quite right. Just as knitting is an art you develop over time, so is choosing the right size to knit.

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How to Buy Enough Yarn for Your Project

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

One Hour Herringbone Cowl

Most knitting patterns take the guesswork out of determining how to buy enough yarn for your project. But what if you're modifying the pattern a little, or even designing a pattern on your own? Even substituting yarn can result in a change in how many skeins you'll need to buy. Check out these tips for how to buy enough yarn for your project, whether you're modifying a pattern, substituting yarn, or designing your own pattern.

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