Tips For Substituting Yarn

If you knit on a regular basis, it is likely that you will either need or want to make yarn substitutions. This might be because a yarn has been discontinued, or perhaps because you have purchased some yarn and can’t find a pattern that you love for that exact brand. Substituting yarn is usually quite […]

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Knitting Hats On Circular Needles – Tips For Straight Needle Knitters

If you are like me and learnt how to knit on straight needles, you may feel daunted by the prospect of knitting in the round on circular needles. Maybe you have noticed the multitude of hat knitting patterns which are knit in the round and don’t quite know where to start. This was me a […]

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How To Knit A Crossover/ Twisted Front Headband

Headbands are a wonderful accessory to wear. They keep you snug without the bulk and hair flattening factor of a hat. As a knitting project, headbands are simply really great fun. They are quick to knit, and perfect for using up small balls of yarn. Headbands even make ideal stash buster knitting projects. You can […]

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Mosaic Stitch Beanie Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Here is a lovely free knitting pattern for an adult sized colourful slouchy pompom hat. The hat is knit in the round and uses a mosaic knitting technique to achieve the pretty, spotty multi coloured pattern. Mosaic knitting is a really interesting colour work technique which is also known as the slipped stitch colour work […]

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Understanding Imperial Knitting Needle Sizes

Most knitters, whether beginner or experienced, will want to try out working from vintage knitting patterns at some point. From classic vintage cardigans to fun 1980s character sweaters, vintage knitting patterns offer us the opportunity to create stunning, nostalgic garments. Not only will our wardrobes really stand out from the crowd, we can also use […]

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