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How to Alter a Knitting Pattern

How to Successfully Alter a Knitting Pattern

September 14, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Knitting patterns are a little like recipes. They're designed to be followed as written, but sometimes you need to alter the ingredients or instructions for your own purposes. We all know that knitting patterns sometimes don't fit perfectly. Maybe your gauge is off or you are using a thicker or thinner yarn. The interesting thing about knitting is that it's an extremely personal hobby and there's no right way, but many wrong ways of doing something. We are here to discuss a few tips for altering a knitting pattern.
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improve stranded knitting

Ways to Improve Stranded Knitting

September 01, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

Creating colorful patterns in knitting is fun and feels adventurous to beginner knitters. If you want your color to be patterned, rather than striped, stranded knitting is the way to get there. When you first start with stranded knitting, it may feel a bit confusing or cumbersome. Here are a few ways to improve your stranded knitting to achieve the results you want. 
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Back to school knitting projects

Back to School Knitting Projects

August 26, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

As the summer months fade into fall, the back to school buzz is all around. Before your children head back to school, celebrate the last days of summer break knitting something special for them for the new school year. 

Here are a few of our favorite back to school knitting projects.

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These Olympic Athletes Knit to Cope with Stress

These Olympic Athletes Knit to Cope with Stress

August 04, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Life can be stressful. Imagine how intense the stress can be when you are competing for the gold medal in The Olympic Games. Although we idolize many of the Olympic athletes, they are people- just like us. Mental health has been a widely discussed topic at this year's Olympic games and we couldn't help but notice that many Olympic athletes cope with stress by knitting! 
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Knitting as an act of kindness

Knitting as an Act of Kindness

July 30, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Acts of kindness are essential to our humanity and wellbeing. Authentic generosity involves giving without expectation or any need of repayment in any form. Research shows that being kind has an impact on our psychological and physical wellbeing. The knitting community is known to be kind and generous. If you are looking for knitting related acts of kindness, we put together a list inspired by our community.
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Tips to Improve Your Knitting

7 Tips to Improve Your Knitting Today

July 21, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

Maybe you have been knitting for 10 years or 10 days- either way, there is opportunity for everyone to take their knitting to the next level. Every knitter has sticking points that could be improved. 
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Knit with circular knitting needles

How to Knit with Circular Knitting Needles

July 09, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

If you have noticed that most knitting patterns assume that you know how to knit with circular knitting needles, you may be a bit intimidated to get started. Circular knitting needles are so much fun to knit with and they allow you to make bags, sweaters, and other garments without seams. While flat needles are great for knitting two-dimensional garments, circular needles allow you to knit round tubes. 
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use color theory to pair yarn

How to Use Color Theory to Pair Yarn

June 28, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

Our miraculous eyes can interpret light waves in nearly 3 million different colors that help us to see the world. These colors have both a conscious and subconscious effect on us and influence our perceptions, symmetry, mood, and whether we categorize an object as beautiful- or not. An important part of knitting is selecting perfect, complimentary yarn colors that produce the end result we hope for. It can be tricky to pair yarn for a project and we are here to help.
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why we love knitting kits

Reasons Why We Love Knitting Kits

June 22, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

Knitting is the best hobby! It is a way to stay occupied at home, but it also a social activity. Knitting circles, knit-a-longs, and so many more types of knitting communities have emerged which have enriched the knitting hobby and made it a "tight knit group." (See what I did there?)
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How to Join Yarn in Knitting

How to Join Yarn in Knitting

June 11, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Oftentimes, when knitting, you will be required to join in a new ball of yarn. There are several ways to accomplish this and it will depend on your preference, the project, and your skill level. 
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Use your yarn stash

Fun Knitting Projects to Clean Up Your Yarn Stash

June 03, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

Does your yarn stash have single skeins and little scrap balls of leftover yarn that are seemingly too small for a project? Most projects have a bit of leftover yarn and it seems wasteful to throw it away. Now it is sitting around taking up space, so how can you use it so it doesn't go to waste? Get ready to crank up the creativity level. We came up with a list of fun knitting projects that are perfectly paired with scraps of unused yarn.

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Essential Knitting Stitches for Beginners

7 Essential Knitting Stitches Beginners Should Learn First

May 25, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

There are hundreds of types of knitting stitches found in various patterns. Beginner knitters may feel overwhelmed wondering where to start. There is no need to worry- it isn't necessary to learn hundreds of knitting stitches. 
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