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Become a Better Knitter

Stop Doing List for Knitters: 9 ways to enjoy your knitting more!

Stop Doing List for Knitters: 9 ways to enjoy your knitting more!

Stop doing things that drain the joy out of knitting. The less we do of these, the more joyful our knitting is and the better off we are as knitters. You've spent weeks knitting the perfect sweater, but when you try it on it hangs shapelessly off your shoulders and...

You Have to Make this with your Yarn Advent Calendar!

You Have to Make this with your Yarn Advent Calendar!

Look what I got! Yes, this is Pretty Strings' amazing yarn advent calendar. When Karin, the inspired dyer, told me this year's advent calendar is made up of five fading sets of five mini skein fades, I got all excited. Options for those mini-skeins The question is:...

Beautiful Beginnings! An Easy, Super-Stretchy Cast On

Beautiful Beginnings! An Easy, Super-Stretchy Cast On

A tutorial for a super-stretchy cast on. It is easy to do, strong and sleek (includes description, photos and a video). My two favourite types of projects to make are lace shawls and socks. Depending on how you work them, either project may require a stretchy cast-on....

Modular Knits Tutorials (Kitties on My Lap)

Modular knits are a great way to make large projects. In general, they are easy to knit, with lots of colour and with little finishing at the end. The series of videos shown below cover various aspects of doing a modular knit project, the long tail cast...

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about the Long Tail Cast On

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about the Long Tail Cast On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyMc1GwLCrY This video shows how to do the long tail cast on. First is a very quick refresher for those who already know how to do it, followed by an in-depth discussion of how to do the long tail cast on effectively. In Brief Leave a...

Knitting Needles 101

Knitting Needles 101

Knitting needles come in a variety of types, sizes and materials. Remember that knitting usually compacts easily and a larger knitted project will easily fit on a shorter needle. Straights (Single point needles): These are the archetypal knitting needle seen in most...

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