We all start out as beginner knitters. We learn the basic stitches and knit a scarf or two. Then we learn a few new stitches and are ready for a more advanced project. But, how do you know when you have advanced in knitting skill level? This simple guide will help you to decide which patterns are perfect for you and which may be too advanced.
If you thought that knitting was a quiet hobby for introverted people who like to cozy up in a comfy chair and create for hours, you would be kind of right, but not entirely. Knitting can be a social hobby that attracts like-minded people. As knitters, we can inspire and be inspired by other knitters, and we can take our hobby anywhere in the world.
Knitting is our favorite winter pastime. It is relaxing, productive, and can be done while cozied up next to the fire in slippers. What could be better than that? Whether you are a beginner knitter or have been knitting for years, you will love the winter knitting projects below.
If you are a knitter who has difficulty coordinating colors, you may be drawn to gradient hand-dyed yarn. Gradient yarns allow the color to flow seamlessly and perfectly coordinated through your knitted garment without having to weave in ends. Gradient yarn cakes are beautiful and magical and we love them.
Falling leaves, harvest festivals, pumpkins, cool weather, and cozy clothes and blankets- fall is our favorite season of the year. Fall really is a treasure trove of fun projects for knitters and we have a few favorites we are excited to share.
Think back to when you first picked up those knitting needles and created your very first stitch. There was a reason that you chose to knit in that moment. And many knitters pause and then come back to the hobby that feeds them in so many ways. We have gathered our favorite reasons for knitting and are happy to share them here.
If you have admired the beautifully textured raised columns or twists on knitted sweaters and blankets and think that you don't have the knitting skills to create them, keep reading. Cable knitting is surprisingly simple to work. The idea is that when you knit groups of stitches out of their usual order, it creates texture and shaping.
There are an unlimited number of knitted cable combinations and new ones are being discovered all the time. Our hope is that this guide to cable knitting will encourage you to use this type of knitting to create new and exciting projects.
If you are new to knitting, you may not realize how many different types of knitting stitches there are. Whether you consider yourself to be a beginner, intermediate, or advanced knitter, being able to recognize and knit as many stitches as possible makes you a more versatile knitter and allows you to knit a wider variety of patterns.
When most people think of knitting, they think about a fun, creative hobby. But, did you know that there are professional designations for knitters that can lead to lucrative careers? Even without a knitting certification, there are several ways to parlay your knitting hobby into your professional life.
Cardigans are a trusted staple in most closets and for several great reasons. Although cardigans from Gap or J.Crew are classic and fashionable, hand-knitted cardigans are the most coveted. We have compiled some of our favorite cardigan knitting patterns and we encourage you to start knitting your own cardigan.