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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?)
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.
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.