Using Stitch Markers in Knitting

Stitch markers are a valuable tool for knitting, and your use of them will vary depending on your personality, knitting ability, and how hard you like to concentrate. I use them a lot because I want my knitting to be as relaxing and easy as possible. There are 2 basic types of stitch markers: ones …

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Reading Knitting Charts

Knitting from Charts I love knitting from charts! A Knitting chart takes up much less space than written directions and it is a visual representation of what the pattern looks like. If you are using a paper pattern, highlighter tape will be very helpful. For charts, I position the highlighter tape right ABOVE the row …

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Calculating Gauge in Knitting

Swatching & Calculating Gauge Swatching and measuring your gauge is ESSENTIAL to make sure your garment fits! Make a swatch that is at least 6” square, including the border. THIS IS NOT A WASTE OF TIME OR YARN! Most patterns use stockinette stitch for gauge measurements, but if your’s uses a different stitch make your …

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Socks on a Plane KAL

Socks on a Plane KAL at MHF

Welcome to the official Mountain Hollow Farm Socks on a Plane KAL page!   If you have not done so yet, download your pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-on-a-plane. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are July 14, 2018 – September 29, 2018. As a KAL participant, you are welcome to …

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Why Knit Socks?

Socks on a Plane KAL at MHF

I used to wonder why people were so enthused about knitting socks. Socks? Why would you spend all that time to knit socks when you can buy them at Walmart for a couple bucks? I don’t wonder that anymore. And my feet have thanked me for it! I’ve been thinking about this because our next …

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Cinnamon Girl Cardigan Knit Along

Welcome to the official Mountain Hollow Farm Cinnamon Girl Cardigan KAL page! If you have not done so yet, purchase your pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnamon-girl-cardigan. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are April 14, 2018 – July 7, 2018. As a KAL participant, you are welcome to add comments or …

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Goat Combing Days

Did you know that the luxurious fiber used to make cashmere sweaters comes from goats? It does! Being a knitter and crocheter, I was terribly excited when I learned that cashmere comes from goats. You see, I was researching what kind of animals I wanted to raise on the farm we were starting. That was …

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The 12 Days of Christmas… Gifts!

We’ve got you covered! The holidays are filled with blinking lights, familiar songs, cakes, cookies, good cheer…and stress! We love Christmas and are here to help you love it more by making it easier to find that perfect gift. You’ll find something for everyone on your list in our store. This blog post is the …

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