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How to knit sweaters that fit without changing your gauge

Tutorial: How to Knit Sweaters That Fit Without Changing Your Gauge

I am a really tight knitter, so when swatching for a new project, my stitches are always smaller than the pattern’s gauge.  This used to frustrate ...
Tutorial:  How to Knit Pleats in the Round

Tutorial: How to Knit Pleats in the Round

Tired of the same old ribbed cuff? Try these horizontal pleats!  I first discovered pleats when I was designing my Afton Fingerless Mittens patter...
How to Choose Yarn Colors You Won't Regret

How to Choose Yarn Colors You Won't Regret

First off, a disclaimer: I'm an earth tones girl. I like subdued colors and you will probably never see me knitting with anything neon. These rules...
How to Knit a Cable

How to Knit a Cable

If you're new to knitting, one of the most intimidating concepts can be... THE CABLE.  But, they're actually super easy once you get the hang of t...
How to Combine Knitting and Crochet in the Same Project

How to Combine Knitting and Crochet in the Same Project

Knitting is my first fiber love, however, I've been known to pick up a crochet hook now and then. Rarely do I make something exclusively crocheted...
Two Ways to Increase Knitting Stitches

Two Ways to Increase Knitting Stitches

There are several ways to increase the number of stitches on  your knitting needles, but I'm going to skip some of the more obscure and less practi...
Tutorial:  How to Sew a Tag on Your Knitted Gifts

Tutorial: How to Sew a Tag on Your Knitted Gifts

This may seem like a no-brainer, but with lots of knitted gift giving coming our way, I thought I’d do a quick tutorial on how to attach a gift tag...
Knitting How-To:  Embroidering a Flower on Your Knitted Fabric

Knitting How-To: Embroidering a Flower on Your Knitted Fabric

Add a little extra something to your knits by embroidering this simple flower!
Knitting How-To:  The Kitchener Stitch

Knitting How-To: The Kitchener Stitch

No matter how many times I do it, the kitchener stitch will NOT. STAY. IN. MY. HEAD. So this post is really quite selfish because I'm hoping that a...
Knitting How-To:  The Long Tail Cast On

Knitting How-To: The Long Tail Cast On

I heart the long tail cast on.   This is my favorite cast on method because it's speedy (you know casting on can take forever sometimes), it's str...

 

 

 

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