Knitting Blog

Our April Fool’s Joke: Did You Know?

By Craftsy
April Fools Part 2You might recall that last year on April Fool's Day we released a pasta crafts class to take part in the spirit of tom foolery typically celebrated on April 1st. Well, this year we were back at it, trying to make our Craftsy members smile again. Did you notice we released Foundations of Foil Fashion on April Fool's Day? If you guessed it was a joke, you were right! Read more »

Knitting Backwards (& Avoiding Purling!)

By Emily Vanek
Knitting BackwardsKnitting backwards is a technique that has been around for ages. It is just as it seems. Instead of turning the work to purl the next row, you can simply knit that row backwards and it produces the same results. Still not convinced? Here are a few ways that knitting backwards can come in handy. Read more »

Shoulder Shaping: Short Row Options

By Craftsy
Shoulder Shaping Short Row OptionsIn the wide world of knitting we live in, it is easy to find a variety of sweater styles which rely on different kinds of construction: Seamed, seamless, top-down, bottom-up, drop-shoulder, raglan shoulder, set-in shoulder, and the list goes on. Consider trying short-row shoulder shaping on your next sweater project that calls for sloped shoulders, or practice it on swatches just as we’ve done here. It might just transform your sweater finishing altogether! Read more »

Exploring Colors for Your Knitting

By Craftsy
One of the fabulous things about knitting is getting to play with colors of all kinds. Unlike shopping for hats or sweaters in a store and being limited to only the half dozen or so colors on the rack, our only limitation as knitters is having to make a choice among the many hundreds of possibilities! Here are some tips for selecting perfect colors for your project. Read more »
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Our Best Knit Baby Shoes for Your Bundle of Joy

By Emily Vanek

Nothing is cuter than a sleeping new baby in hand knit shoes. Baby shoes make adorable keepsakes and have even more sentimental meaning when knit by a friend or a family member. Explore these five baby bootie projects and their accompanying patterns, all created by Craftsy community members.

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Mad About Knit Mittens

By Emily Vanek
Knit MittensMittens for cold weather are hot right now. Mixing nostalgia into modern patterns, these are the perfect in-between knitting project when you want something a bit easier and faster than a blanket or shawl. Here we show you six beautiful patterns for mittens you can find right here on Craftsy! Read more »