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10 Famous Celebrities Who Love Knitting

10 Famous Celebrities Who Love Knitting

October 23, 2020 3 min read

One of the best things we have seen lately is the Geico commercial featuring  John Stamos knitting a scarf. When he gives it to Jeanne, she compliments his stitch pattern and he flippantly replies that it is a double fleck pattern with reverse garter stitch- no big deal. It is hilarious and timely. We started wondering how many celebrities knit in real life. It makes sense for people who work long hours and travel.
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5 Knitting Projects for Beginners

5 Knitting Projects for Beginners

October 05, 2020 2 min read

If you have just recently started knitting, you may feel intimidated by many of the projects you would love to create. It is important to push past the initial intimidation and find your stride. There are many beginner projects that will allow you to create a beautiful garment while learning new stitches and techniques. These knitting projects for beginners will boost your confidence and the results will be a pleasant surprise.
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Entrelac knitting

What Is Entrelac Knitting (Spoiler: It's Amazing)

September 26, 2020 3 min read

If you have never heard of entrelac knitting, prepare to be amazed. An advanced technique, this style of knitting creates a fantastic woven texture. Entrelac is a French word that means "interlace" so it makes perfect sense. It is a bit different from a traditional basket weave stitch because it works on a diagonal to give the appearance of actual strips of knitting. It is composed of tiers of blocks that are set on their points. The entrelac style requires working in short rows. It looks beautiful in one solid color or with multiple colors. 
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Guide to Multitasking While Knitting

Guide to Multitasking While Knitting

September 11, 2020 3 min read

Unlike many other crafts that required our dedicated attention, knitting is the multitasker's dream. Do you want to get caught up on your Netflix show or knit? You don't have to choose. You can do both. Brilliant! 
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Knitted Gift Ideas for Christmas

10 Knitted Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

September 08, 2020 3 min read

Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the corner. If you plan to give handcrafted knitted gifts this year, it is never too early to start planning. We love the holiday season and have combed the web to bring you our favorite knitted holiday gift ideas. Whether you are an expert knitter or just getting those needles warmed up, there is an idea for everyone. 
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How to Teach Kids to Knit

How to Teach Kids to Knit

August 28, 2020 3 min read

Learning to knit requires determination, tenacity, and a love of learning new things. Does this sound like your child or grandchild? Many times the most wild and imaginative children become the best knitters.

The act of knitting trains our minds to be patient and focused. It also improves our self-esteem as we grow and learn that we can create amazing stuff. The positive impact of learning to knit is amplified with children. 

Children who learn to knit learn fine motor skills, counting, simple math, and focus and patience. They also learn critical coping skills as they push through frustrating knitting moments. Knitting also provides a sense of community and support. A fantastic creative outlet, knitting allows children to express themselves and create beautiful objects and garments.

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Zoom Knit Alongs Reconnect the Knitting Community

Zoom Knit Alongs Reconnect the Knitting Community

August 11, 2020 2 min read

Knitters understand the value of community. Knitting circles have been an important part of knitting  since the very beginning of the craft. Knitters are also resourceful and so, naturally, we have found alternatives to traditional knitting circles to keep us connected. Add a touch of technology and a few skeins of yarn and we are magically together again. 

Reconnecting with your knitting community using Zoom is simpler than it sounds. Here is what you will need:

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Knitting Brings Comfort to Many During COVID-19

Knitting Brings Comfort to Many During COVID-19 Pandemic

August 04, 2020 2 min read

An onslaught of emotionally charged and negative current events seem to inundate us each day. If you look closely, buried beneath the headlines are heartwarming stories of generosity, comfort, and growth. As part of the knitting community, we are proud to share these upbeat and encouraging stories centered around the joys of knitting.
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Choose the Best Yarn for Knitting Project- Various Knitted Hats

How to Choose the Best Yarn for My Knitting Project

July 23, 2020 3 min read

I have never met a knitter who didn't have baskets and bags of assorted gorgeous yarn skeins hanging around.Fabulous yarn is so difficult to resist and so easy to impulse purchase. Now that your irresistible skeins of yarn are out of control, it is time to match them with a suitable project. 
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Understanding Knitting Needles

Beginner's Guide to Understanding Knitting Needle Size

July 13, 2020 3 min read

As a beginner knitter, you may have stood in the knitting needle aisle staring wide eyed at the options. Or maybe you scrolled through page after page of knitting needles in your favorite online knitting store without a clue about which one to purchase. We have all been there and we hope to clear things up for you now. 
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A Brief History of Knitting

A Brief History of Knitting

June 30, 2020 3 min read

Anyone who loves socks, sweaters, scarves, and big comfy blankets owes a big "Thanks" to the craft of knitting. The repetitive process of creating interlocking loops with yarn and needles is responsible for the most gorgeous and high quality garments in existence. 
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10 Knitting Supplies Every New Knitter Needs

10 Knitting Supplies Every New Knitter Needs

June 26, 2020 2 min read

Knitting is considered to be a minimalist hobby. It can be enjoyed virtually anywhere and doesn't require many supplies. As with most hobbies, there are always some extras that spice things up a bit.
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