Lifelines are Lifesavers!

Lifelines are Life Savers!

A lifeline can be used with any type of knitted project, but it is especially helpful in lace knitting. Mistakes are much harder to fix in lace knitting than in other forms of knitting. The lifeline holds a row of stitches so that if you make a mistake, you can simply drop the stitches off …

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Using Stitch Markers in Knitting

Using Stitch Markers

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

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. In this article, I’ll cover the basics of reading standard knitting charts. Color work techniques such as fair isle, intarsia, and double knitting are usually done in …

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Calculating Gauge in Knitting

How to Knit a Swatch & Calculate Gauge Swatching and measuring your gauge is ESSENTIAL to make sure your garment fits! Swatching is also a great way to test yarns to make sure they will produce a fabric suitable for the garment, and to practice pattern stitches used in thet pattern. Make a swatch that …

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A Peek and a Glimpse

It’s been raining all day and I’ve done a great job of procrastinating from what I should be doing, which is preparing our tax info for our accountant. I’ve reviewed my Bible study, washed dishes, looked up cool knitting and crochet patterns on the internet, checked email and Facebook, and a myriad of other little …

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Upcoming Knitting & Crochet Classes

We’ve just scheduled knitting & crochet classes for February and March. We’ll be offering beginner classes as well as classes on knitting cables, knitting hats, and crocheting hats. And don’t forget about Stitch & Spin and Block of the Month Club – both are FREE, except for the materials you need. Click here for more …

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Exhausted & Rejuvinated

I’ve been in Columbus, Ohio for 5 days and I’ve only seen about 5 blocks of the city. Why, you ask? I’ve been at the National Needle Arts (TNNA) Show. It is a huge trade show for yarn and needlepoint stores. It has been an exhausting 5 days of knitting classes, business classes and an …

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Knitting on the Road

This is an excerpt from the Wall Street Journal. I couldn’t resist posting it since I’m a knitter and Brett’s a truck driver. Maybe after reading this he’ll become interested in knitting! Here’s a link to the complete article: http://bit.ly/TruckerKnitter Some truckers are finding themselves with more spare time on the road. Loads of goods …

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