Knit

How to Purl

How To Purl for Beginners

We are getting ready for a really fun Sampler Stitch Project and really want to make it available for all experience levels to join in on the fun. So far, we have covered How to Cast On with the Long Tail Cast On, How to Knit, and now How to Purl.

Learn how to cast on your next knitting project

How To Cast On

Most of our knit projects on the blog begin with the Long Tail Cast On also known as the Double Cast On. It’s one of the most versatile, popular, and most recognizable cast ons. It provides a firm edge with just enough elasticity for a variety of projects and is excellent for beginners.

Provisional Cast On

How to Make a Provisional Cast-On

The Provisional Cast-On is a method where you are casting on using a scrap or waste piece of yarn, with the intent on pulling it out later and revealing live stitches that can be picked up and worked in the opposite direction.

Repeating Patterns

Repeating Patterns – Knit and Crochet

One of the most common errors that occur when reading repeating patterns is interpreting repeats. We use symbols, brackets, and parentheses as a way to simplify and shorten a pattern, and so it can be quickly referenced when working a row or round.

homemade gifts for the holidays

The Best Handmade gifts

The holidays are a time for cheer, family get-togethers and festive activities — but they are also a time when shoppers frantically rush to stores, wait for hours in line and spend a large amount of money on mass-produced gifts. Handmade gifts for the holidays are on the rise again, even in the midst of …

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