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How to read knitting patterns and knitting abbreviations

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How to read knitting patterns and knitting abbreviations

When you’re just beginning to knit, all the knitting abbreviations may look difficult to understand, but, as you’ll see, it’s easy to learn the abbreviations and how to read knitting patterns. If you’ve ever looked at a written knitting pattern, you would have noticed that the pattern consists of a list of numbers, abbreviations and other signs. These abbreviations are used in place of writing out the names of the stitches and directions in full every time. Just imagine how long the patterns would have been then! However, when you’re just starting out, there’s only really a handful of knitting...

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Knitting Needle Conversions From Metric to US and UK sizes

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Knitting Needle Conversions From Metric to US and UK sizes

Because different countries may use different numbers for the same size knitting needles, it’s important to always check which type of pattern you’re using and that you’re using the correct size needles. Our handy, downloadable, knitting needle conversion chart and explanation makes this super easy! How Knitting Needle Sizes Work The good news is that the size of the needles remains the same across straight, double-pointed needles (also called DPNs), and circular needles. So, for instance, a KnitPal 4mm straight knitting needle will have the same diameter than a KnitPal circular knitting needle. The lengths of the needles do differ...

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Where can I find free knitting patterns?

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Where can I find free knitting patterns?

Finding free knitting patterns can be tricky if you don’t know where to look for good quality patterns. Here are 4 different places where you can find free knitting patterns for yourself, for gifts, or just to practice with.  Ravelry If you’re not yet familiar with Ravelry — it’s been described as Facebook for knitters and crocheters. Your profile on the site is free, as is posting your own projects, being part of groups, and searching and downloading (free) patterns. Basically, you only pay when you start buying patterns. Once you’re registered on Ravelry, click on “patterns” in the top...

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7 Top Beginner Knitter Questions Answered

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7 Top Beginner Knitter Questions Answered

Are you a beginner knitter? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are the answers to seven questions beginner knitters often ask:

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