How to Knit Mittens With the Magic Loop Method

Once I started knitting socks using magic loop, there was no stopping me! I started using magic loop for practically everything in the round, including mittens. Magic loop is perfect for all you knitters who don’t want to store multiple needles or constantly buy new sets of needles. You can …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Knitting Cables

Add cables to anything and it’s a guaranteed upgrade. Cables can be fun, classy, elegant — and a real pain to knit sometimes. But if you know all the tricks, you’ll be all set to create dozens of gorgeous cable stitches. From Startup Project: Cable Knit Hat & Headband with …

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How to Wash Your Handknits on Bluprint

Most of us learn about cleaning and caring for our knitted garments the hard way, like washing a wool sweater in hot water only to find that it felted into a baby-sized sweater or washing a hat in detergent that made you break out into a rash. Many of us …

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Finish Your Next Garment with Style

Buttons can add a functional and decorative finish to your knitting projects, so knit them wisely! Most knitting patterns will tell you how to knit your buttonholes and button bands, but if you’re designing your own or adding buttons to an existing pattern, you might need some extra help. Check out …

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Classic and Creative Cozy Kids’ Knitted Hats

Kids don’t seem to mind the cold weather like some adults do, so that’s why it’s important to wrap them up when they insist on playing outdoors. Of course, one of the best accessories to keep ’em cozy is a handknit hat. Some of these knitted hat patterns for kids even …

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4 Smart Tips for Knitting a Hat for Beginners

Knitting a hat is almost always a quick and rewarding project. Hats are small, so they’re easy to take with you. They’re stash busters, as most patterns use less than one skein of yarn. They’re also a great, low-risk project to practice new techniques or stitch patterns. No matter what …

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4 Tips for Knitting in Public

Did you know this Saturday, June 9, 2018, is World Wide Knit in Public Day? Knitters have taken their stitches to nearly every place you can think of: trains, planes, bars, restaurants, even movie theaters. We like to wave our knitting flag proudly all the time, but especially on this …

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Travel Tools for Knitting and Crocheting on the Go

It’s the season of vacation, road trips and all sorts of adventures. But that doesn’t mean you need to stop stitching! All you need is a well-packed travel bag for knitting and crocheting. Everything Mary Deluxe Yarn Tote What else should go in that travel bag? Of course, you’ll need …

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12 Short-Sleeved Knit Cardigan Patterns Perfect for Layering

Summer can be sweltering, sure, but it’s also when offices blast the air conditioning, which isn’t always pleasant when you’re wearing sleeveless tops. When the cold air arrives unexpectedly, you’ll need a knitting pattern for short-sleeved cardigans. These short-sleeved cardigans are light and quick, so they’re ideal for warm weather …

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