How to knit pleats – the easy way

I was recently shopping for clothes and stumbled across some wonderful pleated skirts and dresses made out of knitted fabric. This got me thinking – how do you knit pleats? Having searched the internet, it seemed that knitting pleats is really rather difficult (or for me, at least). Then, because the search for how to […]

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All about mosaic knitting

Mosaic knitting is a colour work technique which is also known as slipped stitch knitting. There are a large variety of mosaic knitting stitches, and the end result of using this technique is often extremely striking and complicate looking. Mosaic knitting is however very simple once you hang of it. The aim of this article […]

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How to knit a zig zag pattern

If you are a lover of colourful knitting and stripes, you may well fancy getting to grips with knitting some wonderful zig zags. It is actually quite simple to knit in a zig zag pattern, and once you have mastered the stitch techniques you can start to make some fantastic zig zag scarves, hats and […]

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How to knit a gradual colour change effect using two strands held together

Knitting with two strands of yarn held together creates a wonderful, marbled effect to your projects. Using one strand each of two different colours means that no one colour will be dominant and is a really simple way to give your work a wow effect. This article will explain how to knit with two strands […]

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Hand made stitch markers for knitting

I have recently switched (or at least for hats) from knitting flat to in the round and realised that some stitch markers would come in very handy. You can of course just use pieces of contrasting yarn as stitch markers, but hey that’s boring! Anyway after having a bit of a drool over some hand […]

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