Knitting in the round is an essential knitting skill if you plan to knit socks, hats, and other circular patterned projects. We have talked abouthow to knit with circular knitting needles in the past, but there is another way to knit in the round. Using double pointed knitting needles is a great way to knit small circumference patterns, such as baby hats and socks. If you have never used double pointed knitting needles, you may find them to be awkward. Here are a few guidelines that will make learning to knit with double pointed knitting needles a bit easier.
It seems that 2021 has been filled with more revelations than resolutions, so this year, we will simply refer to these as goals. Setting knitting goals is fun and helps us to keep knitting. If you are putting together some knitting goals for 2022 and need some fun ideas, keep reading.
Looking for some new sock knitting patterns? Rachel Boulahanis has just published her "Farmhouse Socks" knitting pattern book. It has 15 sock patterns including slipper socks, hard working socks, and every day socks. The patterns range from simple to advanced, and designate the difficulty of each pattern on their introductory pages.
One of the most common issues described by beginner knitters is that their knitting has seemingly random holes throughout. Fortunately, the holes are not actually random- they can be caused by a few unintentional actions. Once a knitter understands how these holes appear, they can make correction that will prevent this from happening in future knitting projects.