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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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Where to Find Free Patterns to Show Your Team Spirt?

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Where to Find Free Patterns to Show Your Team Spirt?

Part of the fun of the game day is dressing up to show off your team spirit and your team colors. And what better way to do that than through projects you made yourself or made for others! Finding free patternsThe internet is full of free knitting and crochet patterns, but not all of them are error-free. Knowing how to choose the best patterns is, therefore, a great skill to have. Read this blog post about the best way to choose a free pattern to make. Here are some places where you can find good quality free patterns:● Lovecrafts: Though...

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Your Guide to Synthetic and Natural Yarns and Wool

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Your Guide to Synthetic and Natural Yarns and Wool

With all the different yarns available on the market, it can be daunting to know which one is the best to choose for your project. In this article we’ll answer your questions about the differences in yarns and fiber, what they are best used for, and much more.  What is the difference between natural and synthetic yarns or fibers? The difference between natural and synthetic yarns is that synthetic yarns are man-made fibers that are spun into yarn, while natural yarns are made up of fibers from animal hair, plants, or even certain types of insect cocoons. Natural yarns Natural...

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