Posts tagged: "knitting tips"

  1. 5 ways to celebrate I Love Yarn Day + stash tip

    Posted by on October 10, 2014

    Each year the Craft Yarn Council sponsors I Love Yarn Day—an entire day honoring the love of our favorite fabulous fiber. Today is that day! Wondering how you should celebrate? Read on for 5 terrific ways to celebrate yarn today, plus a quick tip for stash knitting. 1. Visit your local yarn shop Your local […]


  2. From seams to blocking: top finishing tips

    Posted by on September 26, 2014

    Believe it or not, finishing is as important for sweaters as it is for blankets, toys, and anything else you knit or crochet! From weaving in the ends to blocking your finished project, we’ve got the know-how you need for success. Check out the super quick guide to finishing techniques below, and then be sure […]


  3. Knitting tip for easy Fair Isle knitting

    Posted by on September 12, 2014

    Fair Isle, or stranded, knitting is a way to create beautiful, colorful patterns in your knitted fabric. It looks complicated—but it doesn’t have to be! Here’s how Ann and Eugene Bourgeois, authors of Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified and owners of Philosopher’s Wool Company, make Fair Isle projects quicker and easier—and it takes only a few […]


  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. 5 portable projects for Knit-in-Public week

    Posted by on June 6, 2014

    Are you ready? It’s almost time to paint the town red (or whatever color your yarn happens to be) by enjoying your favorite fiber craft on park benches, at the beach, in coffee shops, stadiums, or any public place you can think of. We’re talking about World Wide Knit-in-Public Week! Want to join the fun? […]


  6. Overwhelmed by yarn choices? 4 top tips

    Posted by on May 30, 2014

    I’ll be the first to admit that I get a little overwhelmed—in a good way!—by the walls, cubbies, baskets, and bins of luscious yarn when I visit my local yarn shop. Wool? Cotton? Magenta? Pastel? Hand dyed? How is one to decide? Turns out, some of our authors have some really handy tips for choosing […]


  7. What’s your type? How to choose flattering designs

    Posted by on May 16, 2014

    Left: Café Chic diagonal sweater from The Ultimate Knitted Tee. Do you know your type? No, we’re not talking soul mates! Finding the most flattering garment for your body shape can be challenging—even when you’re knitting that garment yourself. You can make finding the right garment style easier by first identifying your body type. Laura […]


  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. 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 […]


  10. 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. […]