Posts Tagged "Knitting Techniques"

Color Your World: 5 Extraordinary Color-Play Knits

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Are you fascinated and inspired by color? Color adorns our world, from the brights of your spring garden to the soft pastels of an ocean-side sunset, to the vibrant earthy tones of autumn's foliage. These five extraordinary patterns, found right here on Craftsy, would make Kaffe Fassett, the king of color, proud.

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Keep Colorwork Simple With Two-Color Knitting Techniques

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Knitting |

Colorwork doesn't have to be overly complicated. It doesn't even have to involve more than two colors! Dip your toes into the waters of colorwork with these two-color knitting techniques. We've even divided them by skill level and recommended patterns so that you can choose the two-color knitting technique you're most comfortable with.

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Learn the Easiest Way to Wind a Hank of Yarn Into a Ball

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

At some point, we all find ourselves with hanks of yarn that need to be wound into a ball. The good news? You don't need one of those fancy winders! You can wind a hank of yarn into a ball at home (psst, it's so easy, you can even do it while you watch TV).

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Easy as 1,2,3: Tools to Make Counting Rows in Knitting Easier

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Counting rows in knitting is a necessary evil that we must all face if we want to move beyond garter-stitch scarves. But counting rows in knitting doesn't have to interrupt the flow of your needles. Here's why counting rows in knitting is so important, plus a few tools you can use to make the process less painful.

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Give Yarn Overs a Try with Pretty Eyelet Knitting Patterns

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Knitting |

Few designs say summer like a pretty eyelet. Eyelet is made up of a pattern of yarn over and k2tog that creates small holes in the knitted fabric. And before you beginners faint at the thought of trying the yarn over, don't fear. One of the first sweaters I ever knitted had an eyelet design, and I survived it just fine. Dive in and give yarn overs a try with one of these Craftsy eyelet knitting patterns!

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