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Your Guide to Sustainable Knitting and Crochet Projects

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Your Guide to Sustainable Knitting and Crochet Projects

Sustainability can be practiced in all areas of your life — including your crafting. What’s more, your crafts can help you to cut the amount of plastics and non-recyclable packaging materials that you would normally use. Reducing your carbon footprint and being sustainable has never been this much fun!  Why think about sustainability in your knitting and crochet? As we learn more about our impact on the environment because of our actions, it becomes clear that only recycling the odd cardboard box, for example, is not enough to make a definite change in the world. And plastic that we use...

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How to Make Your Own Knitting and Crochet Planner

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How to Make Your Own Knitting and Crochet Planner

We’ve all been there - whether you crochet, knit or do both - there always seems to be more than one project that we’re busy with at any one time. Keeping track of these projects and the projects you’re planning for the new year is a lot easier when you have a knitting or crochet planner. In this article, we’ll show you how to create your own planner.  The different types of knitting and crochet planners Luckily, there are a variety of knitting and crochet planners to choose from and you can make your own bespoke one quite easily.     ...

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Sources and Sizing of Vintage Knitting Patterns for Adults

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Sources and Sizing of Vintage Knitting Patterns for Adults

Some vintage knitting patterns have a timeless appeal to them and just asks to be knitted again and again. If you’re used to working with vintage patterns, you’ll probably have your box of tricks to get a vintage pattern “translated” to modern yarn and sizes. This article will strive to help the rest of us not only to find those timeless patterns, but also knit them in the twenty-first century. Where to find quality vintage patterns Thanks to the internet we now have oodles of vintage knitting patterns and vintage knitting books right at our fingertips. There are a few...

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What do you need to begin knitting?

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What do you need to begin knitting?

With all the knitting needles and accouterments on the market, it’s very difficult to know what exactly it is that you need when you’re just a beginner knitter. Let KnitPal help you out! When you are just starting out, there are only a few basic items that you’ll need. These include knitting needles and yarn (obviously), but also yarn needles, a gauge and a few other odds and ends. But, you may be wondering, which knitting needle size do I choose? Or which yarn? Keep reading to find out. Knitting Needles The main thing you have to remember with buying...

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