We all love knitting because it is a fun hobby that brings hours of enjoyment. It can also be a great way to express love and appreciation by giving back to the community through homemade knitted gifts. With the holidays approaching, giving knitted gifts to teachers is a way to stand out in the sea of coffee mugs and gift cards that teachers typically receive. Here are our 5 favorite knitted gifts for teachers that you can knit in an afternoon or two. They are quick and simple projects that add a personal touch and are guaranteed to be appreciated.
Slip stitch is a basic knitting technique that is commonly used to create an even edge on your finished garment. It is also used to create shaping or patterns within a garment. When a knitters slips a stitch, it means that they move a stitch from the left needle to the right needle without knitting, purling, or twisting it.
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.