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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How to knit the basketweave stitch plus free tea cosy knitting pattern

The basketweave knitting stitch is incredibly easy to knit up. You only need to know how to knit and purl to create this wonderfully textured basket effect on your knitted garments. The basketweave stitch lies flat and is therefore useful for so many garments. It looks particularly great when used in houseware knitting projects, such […]

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How to knit the linen stitch

Using the linen stitch is perfect for knitting homewares such as teatowels, coasters, pot holders and dishcloths. It is a sturdy knitting stitch that sits flat and works up quite bulky due to the slipped stitch technique used. The linen stitch can also be used to knit scarves and even jackets. Its use is not […]

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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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