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Your Ultimate Temperature Blanket How-To Guide

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Your Ultimate Temperature Blanket How-To Guide

You’ve probably seen some of the gorgeous temperature blankets that people have made. And who wouldn’t want to make one to commemorate a year’s memories in the stitches of a soon-to-be favorite blanket?  In this article we’ll take you through what a temperature blanket is, when to start it, what colors to use, and more. So, whether you crochet, knit or do Tunisian crochet, we have a pattern for you!  What is a temperature blanket? A temperature blanket is a multicolored blanket or afghan in which each row (or sometimes half row) represents one day of the year. That day’s...

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Knitted and Crocheted Items to Make for Charity

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Knitted and Crocheted Items to Make for Charity

In our previous article, we looked at how you can find a charity to donate finished knitted or crocheted items or supplies to. In this article we’ll give you a range of (mostly) free patterns that you can use for making charity items. Let us know in the comments what you’re planning to make or share some photos on the KnitPal Facebook Group - we’d love to see what you make! Here are some of the causes that you can make crocheted and knitted items for Schools and colleges - Many children in schools and colleges around the country -...

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How to Substitute Yarn for Vintage Knitting Patterns

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How to Substitute Yarn for Vintage Knitting Patterns

With so many beautiful knitting patterns that are freely available, it can be difficult to decide which one to make first. But, before you can begin your vintage project, you need to figure out not only how much yarn you need, but also which weight of yarn you need!  No need to worry, though, in this article we’ll show you how you can substitute the right yarn for your vintage pattern.  Vintage yarn weights and vintage patterns The first thing that you’ll need to know about vintage yarn weights and vintage patterns, are that the vintage wool were thinner than...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Brioche Knitting

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A Beginner’s Guide to Brioche Knitting

Have you heard of brioche knitting? Maybe you’ve seen elements of brioche knitting in other patterns and have wondered how this thick and lofty fabric is knitted? In this article we’ll go through how brioche is knitted. At the end of the article there are also a variety of video tutorials. What is brioche knitting? Brioche knitting, at first, seem to be too advanced to master without having years of knitting experience. The good news is that you don’t need years of experience! If you know how to knit, purl, slip stitches and do yarn overs, you can try your...

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How To Read Knitting Charts

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How To Read Knitting Charts

Whether you’re using a knitting magazine or scouting for knitting patterns on Pinterest, you’ve probably come across knitting charts and went “What on earth?” Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Learning how to read knitting charts is actually easier that it seems at first when you only see blocks with a bunch of symbols in them. In this article you’ll learn how to read a knitting chart, from a basic chart to an advanced knitting chart.  What is a knitting chart? A knitting chart is a way to visually represent a knitting pattern. They can be used for any knitting pattern,...

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