Posts tagged: "knitting reference"

  1. Knitting socks with extra strength

    Posted by on May 1, 2015

    We’ve been having a wonderful time stitching projects from Jen Lucas’s gorgeous new book, Sock-Yarn Shawls II. It’s filled with great ideas for using those lovely yarns in your stash. But that doesn’t mean we’re not still knitting socks. We love sock-knitting and we know you do too! After all, isn’t that why you acquired […]


  2. Pick your stitch: 80 knitting options (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 16, 2015

    A stitch dictionary can be one of the most exciting resources in your knitting library. But what if you’re new to turning those stitches into finished projects? Best-selling author Doreen Marquart has combined 80 unique stitch patterns and 11 blanket knitting patterns into one complete resource. This two-in-one reference guide and pattern collection also shows […]


  3. The secret to warmer mittens: stranded knitting

    Posted by on December 5, 2014

    It’s one of the coldest places on earth, and its heritage of stranded colorwork knitting inspired this gorgeous design (at left). Can you guess the location? (No, it’s not Buffalo!) If you guessed Russia, you’re right! Charlene Schurch, author of Mostly Mittens, was inspired by the Komi people, an originally nomadic population who began settling […]


  4. How to knit with silk yarns: 3 top tips

    Posted by on August 29, 2014

    Silk: prized for its durability, strength, warmth, and delicacy—as well as its ability to take color beautifully. Knitting with silk yarns can be a challenge, but don’t let it scare you! With the proper instruction and a few expert tips, you can begin stitching gorgeous silk-yarn knitting patterns. 3 Top Tips for Knitting with Silk […]


  5. How to cast on, how to bind off: 200+ options (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 18, 2014

    Cast On, Bind Off—now in paperback! Did you miss this book when it was released in hardcover? Or did you hesitate because of the price? Packed full of cast-on knitting methods and bind-off techniques, it’s now only $19.99—that’s more than 200 ways to finish your knitting for only $19.99! I’ve been knitting for many years […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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. […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]