Posts tagged: "knitting for beginners"

  1. Saturday Slow-Down! Spring 2021 Warehouse Sale IS ON NOW with 95+ books starting at $8

    Posted by on March 5, 2021

    If you love handwork, it’s time to savor the selection of books that celebrate the needle arts! Embroidery, appliqué, wool stitchery, knitting, crochet. You’ll find it all at the twice-yearly warehouse sale going on now! Browse through 95+ titles to finds your favorites.   left: Sunny Days sampler quilt from "Sunny Days" by Jan Patek […]


  2. Cast-on knitting too tight or too loose? Try these expert tips

    Posted by on February 22, 2019

    We’ll bet there are many of you who are “crossover crafters,” immersed in not only quilting, but other fiber arts as well. How do we know? Well, we feel like the people in our office are a microcosm of quilters everywhere, and none of us have only one passion when it comes to creativity! Right […]


  3. Great at knitting, not so great at finishing? You need know-how (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 28, 2016

    No matter your knitting skill, no matter your knitting style—all knitters need know-how! From the best-selling author of Cast On, Bind Off comes an all-new reference guide about arguably the most important step of knitting any project: the finishing. Don’t let an unfamiliarity with finishing techniques turn another project into an amateur version of what […]


  4. Knit socks two at a time for double the fun

    Posted by on July 29, 2015

    I take my knitting with me whenever I can, and I’m not shy about knitting in public. Knitting can spark the most interesting conversations, don’t you think? The most bewildered looks and curious questions come when I’m knitting two-at-a-time socks on two circular needles, a technique I learned from Antje Gillingham’s book Knitting Circles around […]


  5. 10+ knitting videos (for the visual learner!)

    Posted by on April 3, 2015

    Sometimes you just need to see how it’s done. Raise your hand if you’re a visual learner—don’t be shy! Martingale employees along with top authors, including Rebecca Danger and Jen Lucas, have contributed to our YouTube stock of how-to knitting videos to show you everything from knitting heel flaps to the magic loop method. Check […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. Summer fun: teach crafty kids to knit!

    Posted by on July 11, 2014

    What’s on your kids’ summer bucket list? No doubt you’ve got plenty of plans for pool days, trips to the zoo, and lots of outdoor fun. But you might also need something to do when your kids (and you!) need a respite from summer frolicking. Why not teach them to knit—with help from Gigi? Knitting […]