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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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How to Show Your Team Spirit with Knitting and Crochet

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How to Show Your Team Spirit with Knitting and Crochet

We all love showing off our team spirit and making your own accessories, blankets, or even amigurumi footballs during the game just makes game day perfect. Wearing your own handmade items or giving them away to other supporters is also a treat! That’s why we’ve compiled some knit and crochet patterns here to help you show your team spirit, whether it’s for game day, a quick run to the shop or even getting your morning cup of coffee. Actual football patterns Let’s start off with actual football patterns. These patterns are great as a way to round off your game...

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How to Block Hand Knitting and Crochet: Wet, Steam, and Spray Blocking

How to Block Hand Knitting and Crochet: Wet, Steam, and Spray Blocking

If you’ve been knitting or crocheting for a while, you’ve probably heard about “blocking your work”. But what exactly is blocking and how do you do it? In this post we’ll tell you how to go about blocking your work as well as which blocking method to use on which type of fiber. What is blocking? Blocking — which can be done on knitting and crochet — is a method of wetting your finished project and then pinning it into the shape and size that it should be. Once dry, the knitted or crocheted item will retain that shape. Blocking...

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How to Knit or Crochet in Public

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How to Knit or Crochet in Public

Although only one day per year is official Knit In Public Day (the second Saturday of June), we here at KnitPal think that every day is worthy of being a Knit or Crochet in Public Day! But, if you’re new to the craft (or just have never done it in public before), you may wonder how, when, and where to do it — and that’s why we’re here. Not only can you make new friends when knitting or crocheting in public, you also get people — both adults and kids — who are interested in crochet or knitting and just...

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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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