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.