Posts tagged: "knitting tips"

  1. 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? […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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. […]

  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. Yes, YOU can knit lace!

    Posted by on March 1, 2013

    (Left: “Lace Mesh Triangular Shawl” from Successful Lace Knitting by Donna Druchunas; designed by Evelyn A. Clark.) Lace is incredibly gorgeous. The delicate eyelets create patterns in varying degrees of intricacy that delight the eyes. There’s something elegant and ethereal about the carefully stitched fabric. And yet, lace can strike fear into the heart of […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Knitting how-to: 7 tips for finishing knitting (+giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 28, 2012

    If you’ve knitted one too many sweaters that scream “I’m homemade!” you’re not alone. Finishing knitting can be one of the most challenging parts of completing a garment. Sometimes if you don’t get it right, it can all go wrong. When it comes to teaching how to finish knitting, Nancie Wiseman’s got the magic touch. […]