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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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Hand Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters

Hand Exercises for Knitters and Crocheters

Working for hours on knitting or crochet projects sounds like bliss, but the work can cause repetitive strain injuries if you’re not careful. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy list of hand and wrist exercises for knitters and crocheters. Taking a short break every half hour or so while you’re working and doing a few of these stretches will keep your hands, wrists, and fingers happy — so you can knit some more!  Before you begin knitting or crocheting Before you begin to knit or crochet, start by doing a few warm-up exercises. This will get your hand muscles ready...

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3 Knitted Gift Ideas for College Alumni

3 Knitted Gift Ideas for College Alumni

It can be hard to come up with gift ideas for family and friends during the holiday season. If you like to crochet or knit, you may want to incorporate your talents into some homemade gifts. If your friend or family member is a college alumnus, they may love a knitted gift that features their official college colors. Here are just three gift ideas to consider. Placemats/Table Runner The holiday season is a great time to host friends and family members for dinners and parties. If a friend or family member likes to host these events, then placemats and table...

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How to Set Up a Crochet & Knitting Club to Meet Other College Students

How to Set Up a Crochet & Knitting Club to Meet Other College Students

While your freshman year of college can be an exciting time, it can also be overwhelming. If you attended a high school with a small student body, it may be a bit of a shock to attend a school with thousands of students. The good news is that because there are so many students, there are numerous opportunities to meet people with your interests. One way to start meeting people is by joining or setting up a club on campus. If you are into knitting or crocheting, consider starting a club where you can meet other students with your interests....

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Your Hand Dyed Yarn Guide

Your Hand Dyed Yarn Guide

One of the most rewarding parts of knitting and crocheting is using quality yarn to create with and the chance to work with hand-dyed yarn is indeed special. However, if you are new to knitting or to hand-dyed yarn, it can be difficult to know what to look for to choose a quality yarn. That's why we've compiled this hand-dyed yarn shopping guide.  What is meant by hand-dyed yarn? Hand-dyed yarn, as the name suggests, is yarn that has been treated with dyes by hand — usually in small batches. The yarn is not of a specific type only, but...

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