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Why Knitting and Crocheting While in Self-isolation Can Help You

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Why Knitting and Crocheting While in Self-isolation Can Help You

With the world in constant movement — and at the moment it feels like constant crisis — it’s important to take time to unplug from news feeds that run 24/7, all the social media channels, and to find an oasis of calm away from any anxiety you might be feeling.  Knitting, crochet, and other crafts can be the perfect thing to take your mind off the current crisis while you find yourself in self-isolation. Not only does this time of self-isolation give you a chance to dig into your stash and take out that yarn you’ve been saving for later...

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Celebrities Who Knit and Crochet

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Celebrities Who Knit and Crochet

So often we see celebrities on screen or at premieres or award shows and wonder if they have any “normal” hobbies that they do during their time off. Well, there are some celebrities after our own hearts who love knitting and crochet! Here are just a few of the celebrities — both men and women — who like to get stuck into some yarn between learning lines and appearing on camera. Krysten Ritter — Knitter Known for her roles in Breaking Bad and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter is also an avid knitter who have not only taught others on...

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How to Teach Someone to Knit

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How to Teach Someone to Knit

Knitters love to welcome new knitters to the flock! But either teaching yourself to knit or teaching someone else to knit can be very tricky if you have no idea where to start. This can be especially true if you’ve been knitting for a long time and now have to break your “automatic” movements down into stitches and explanations that someone else can understand! That’s why we’ve compiled these tips and videos in one handy place from where you can start teaching even young children to knit. Where do I start teaching someone to knit? We’ve found that, when teaching...

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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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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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