Posts tagged: "knitting tips"

  1. The 6 best places to knit in public tomorrow

    Posted by on June 12, 2015

    Do a happy dance! Tomorrow is—you guessed it—World Wide Knit in Public Day. Whether you’re used to knitting alone or with friends, knitting in public is a great way to meet other knitters, raise public awareness for handmade goods, and impress your acquaintances. Plus it’s a super-fun way to spread the love of knitting! Where […]


  2. Scared of socks? 6 other ways to use sock yarn

    Posted by on May 8, 2015

    Welcome to another installment of Stash Dash! We’re covering all the bases and rounding up patterns for every type of yarn in YOUR stash. If you missed the worsted-weight roundup, check it out here. (Remember: if you don’t want to miss our regular Stash Dash, you can subscribe to the blog.) Last time we asked […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. Worsted-weight stash? Try these yarn patterns!

    Posted by on April 10, 2015

    Got a pile of worsted-weight yarn in your stash, waiting to be used? Then we’ve got patterns for you! Over the next few months, we’ll share popular knitting and crochet patterns that will help bust through your stash. Look for a select yarn type and weight each month, so no matter what you have in […]


  5. 2 easy ways to knit with two colors

    Posted by on January 30, 2015

    (Left: scarf from Knit One, Stripe Two) Here’s an easy technique to add to your knitting repertoire: two-color knitting! If you know the basics of knitting, you can master knitting with two (or more!) colors. Following are two easy ways to add a second color to your knitting, from the bestseller, A to Z of […]


  6. Patterns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted by on October 24, 2014

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—an annual campaign to bring awareness about the impact of this all-too-prevalent illness. Breast Cancer has affected many of us, either directly or indirectly. Take the opportunity to offer your support in an actionable way—whether in October or after. Not sure where to start? Here are three suggestions: 1. Knit […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]