Posts tagged: "knitting reference"

  1. Start knitting socks TODAY—for just $5!

    Posted by on March 28, 2014

    If you’ve been waiting to start knitting socks, now’s a perfect time to start! Why? Because this weekend we’re offering a BIG flash sale on Sensational Knitted Socks, an all-in-one primer by renowned sock expert Charlene Schurch. Charlene covers everything from how to choose yarn to basic sock construction and techniques. Itching to stitch your [...]


  2. Learn how to crochet right now!

    Posted by on November 22, 2013

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for [...]


  3. All about knitting—for less! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 25, 2013

    Hey Knitters! Don’t you just love everything about knitting? Or perhaps you’re just starting out and you want to learn more about knitting. Or maybe you’re like me and you love almost everything about knitting, but every once in a while there’s something you need to look up to make sure you’re doing it correctly. [...]


  4. Tools for sock-knitting success (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 27, 2013

    We’ve all heard that using the right tool makes any job easier, and if you’ve ever tried to loosen a screw using a butter knife, you know those words are true. Well, they apply to knitting just as they do to any other activity. Having the right yarn and needles for the project is key [...]


  5. How to substitute yarns

    Posted by on September 6, 2013

    One of the questions we get from readers is, “How do I knit or crochet this project with a different yarn than the pattern calls for?” In this three-part series, we’ve given you an introduction to yarn and shared five tips for buying yarn at your local shop. Now that you’re an expert in understanding [...]


  6. How to buy yarn: 5 tips

    Posted by on August 9, 2013

    One of the questions we get from readers is, “How do I knit or crochet this project with a different yarn than the pattern calls for?” In June, we began to answer this question, starting with a yarn primer. We know that any successful yarn substitution begins with a knowledge of yarn fibers and characteristics. [...]


  7. Get yarn educated!

    Posted by on June 28, 2013

    One of the questions we get from readers is, “How do I knit or crochet this project with a different yarn than the pattern calls for?” While it is possible to answer questions like this on a case-by-case basis, the world of yarn is vast and varied—so we thought this would be a great opportunity [...]


  8. Chain cast on tutorial + bind off

    Posted by on March 8, 2013

    We know that the beauty of knitting is in the details—and that many of you love to get creative with the details in your projects. That’s why we’re so excited about what’s become one of our most popular titles: Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease. This robust reference guide includes over 200 ways to [...]


  9. Swatch knitting + free dishcloth pattern

    Posted by on February 15, 2013

    What can you do with 365 different stitch patterns? We’ve had many creative customers make wonderful projects using the patterns in the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year perpetual calendar. But the most often-asked question about the calendar is, how can I use the stitch patterns to make an afghan sampler? If you like to knit [...]


  10. New year’s resolution: organize your stash!

    Posted by on January 4, 2013

    As you know, the new year is an excellent time to start fresh. Many people are resolving to make changes like joining the gym, spending more time with the kids, or keeping a cleaner house. Maybe you have a few resolutions of your own for 2013—and if you’re like us, those resolutions might include one [...]