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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.