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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Knitting Colour Work Explained

Knitting can be anything from plain and minimal to wondrously colourful and highly patterned. That is exactly what makes it such a versatile and exciting hobby. For beginner knitters it could be that you see a multi coloured design that you love, but don’t know quite what colour work technique was used to make that […]

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