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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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Hand knitted garments for summer

5 Fabulous Hand Knitted Garments for Summer Fun

May 20, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

When many people think of knitting, they envision thick, wool yarn knitted into cozy scarves and socks. We certainly love knitting by the warm fire while it snows outside, but there are plenty of knitting options during the summer months. Don't put down those knitting needles because the summer is approaching. Warm weather means new patterns with light weight yarn.
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10 Unusual Knitting Projects You Never Considered

10 Unusual Knitting Projects You Never Considered

April 30, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

When the average person thinks about knitting, they may picture their grandmother knitting a scarf. Even with the growing trend of younger people becoming interested in knitting their own garments, knitting can feel so limited. Scarves, sweaters, hats, and socks- but it doesn't end there. We scoured the knitting world for examples of outrageous and super cool knitting projects that you have never considered.
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Free online knitting classes

7 Free Online Knitting Classes You Can Take Today

April 22, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

If you are reading this, you already know how enjoyable and rewarding knitting is. It is such a great feeling to spend time with a project and feel the excitement when you finish your garment. Whether you are a beginner knitter or a seasoned veteran, it is always a good idea to brush up on skills or learn new stitches and methods.
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Free Knitting Patterns

Top 10 Websites for Free Knitting Patterns

April 07, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

One of our favorite things about being part of the knitting community is the generosity. As knitters, we want our community to thrive and persist. 
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