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How to Knit or Crochet in Public

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How to Knit or Crochet in Public

Although only one day per year is official Knit In Public Day (the second Saturday of June), we here at KnitPal think that every day is worthy of being a Knit or Crochet in Public Day! But, if you’re new to the craft (or just have never done it in public before), you may wonder how, when, and where to do it — and that’s why we’re here. Not only can you make new friends when knitting or crocheting in public, you also get people — both adults and kids — who are interested in crochet or knitting and just...

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Knitting and Crochet — What’s the Difference?

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Knitting and Crochet — What’s the Difference?

Unless you’re a knitter or crocheter yourself, knowing which of these crafts are which can be difficult. And, when you’re just starting to decide what to learn first, it’s good to know what you’re letting yourself in for when you either learn knitting or crochet first!   What is the difference between knitting and crochet? The main difference between knitting and crochet lies in the tools that each used to create a finished project. Knitting uses two or four knitting needles, a loom (for loom knitting) or a knitting machine, while crochet uses a single crochet hook. Knitting also uses...

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How to Add School Mascot Iron-On to Your Knit Projects

How to Add School Mascot Iron-On to Your Knit Projects

Adding iron-on patches can be a fun way to add some flair to your knitting/crocheting projects. If you are interested in showing a little school pride, you may want to not only display college colors, but your college mascot as well. For example, if you attend Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, you could knit a blue and white hat and then place a “Cosmo the Cougar” iron-on patch. Here are some basic steps to add an iron-on mascot patch to your knit projects. Choose the Right Materials Delicate fabrics, like silk or lace, are not good for iron-ons since...

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Your Must-Know Yarn Terminology

Your Must-Know Yarn Terminology

When you're just starting out knitting or crocheting, and walk into a yarn store, all the terminology you're suddenly confronted with can be very daunting. But don't worry if you're not sure what the difference between double knit and double knitting is - we've all been there! And that is why we've compiled this handy and easy-to-follow terminology list.  Ballband — the wrapper around a ball, skein or cake of yarn that details its make, fiber content, weight, gauge, etc. Ball-winder — a device used to wind hanks of yarn into balls or cakes. It can also be used to...

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Top Tips for Working on Large Knitted Projects

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Top Tips for Working on Large Knitted Projects

Whether you decide to make a blanket like the Stadium Blanket or a shawl, knitting or crocheting large projects can be cumbersome at times. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of tips for when you’re knitting or crocheting large projects.  Managing your time Probably the most important part of working on a large project — especially if it’s for a special occasion or a gift — is managing your time and working to a deadline. If you know a deadline is looming, your knitting or crochet — that usually lessens anxiety and stress — can definitely cause it! However, it...

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