I used to think that a blanket was a lot of knitting. But it’s not necessarily that much more knitting than a scarf, and the finishing is easy, unlike a sweater.
Whether you are a new knitter, or an experienced knitter looking for a break, easy knitting patterns are a nice addition to your knitting library. Look for patterns with the skill levels Beginner or Easy, and the steps should be simple, and the knitting skills required should only include the basics: casting on, knit stitch, … Read More
Ravelry has become such a household word for knitters —like other web words Google, Facebook, Tweet— that I sometimes forget that not all knitters use the internet. Heck, a lot of people avoid all online social networking sites because of their addictive qualities. I still have to spell it out, no, not revelry, or raverly, … Read More
How many knitters end up with a stash full of beautiful single skeins? That lonely skein that was too pretty, or too soft, or just too good of a bargain to leave behind. Here are some great one skein knitting patterns free, including washcloths, bags, cowls, mitts, toys and accessories. Washcloths A washcloth is one … Read More
Designing a knitted hat: size guidelines Size Beanie Circumference To beginning of crown preemie 11-12 inches 4 inches infant 13-15 inches 4.5 inches baby/toddler 14-16 inches 4.5 inches child 15-17 inches 5 inches adult small or kid large 17-19 inches 5 inches adult medium 18-20 inches 5 inches adult large 21-23 inches 5.5 inches … Read More
Simple Newborn Hat with a touch of lace from Small Things Sweet and simple newborn hat pattern, with an easy-to-work but very effective lace border. Legwarmies for Babies and Toddlers from Never not Knitting These are the perfect cool weather accessory for the “little legs” in your life. These are great for chilly mornings because … Read More
The craft publisher Interweave creates several knitting magazines per year. Their primary knitting magazines are Interweave Knits and Knitscene, and they also publish special interest knitting editions, including Knits Accessories, Jane Austen Knits, knit.wear, Knits Holiday Gifts, Knit & Spin, and Knits Weekend. Interweave is one of the biggest craft media companies in the US, … Read More
Creative Knitting Creative Knitting is a nice approachable knitting magazine; their tagline is “Knits With a Timeless Twist.” According to their website, they’ve been around since 1979, and were the first all-knitting magazine. Each issue of Creative Knitting is full of wearable, straightforward patterns, with skill levels ranging from beginner to expert. The style of … Read More
Twist Collective is an online knitting magazine, created to showcase the work of knitting designers and writers.
Among the knitting pattern and how-to books on the knitting shelf at your bookstore or library you’ll see books called 300 Knitting Stitches or Stitch Dictionary or Stitchionary or Cables! or simply (and confusingly) Knitting Patterns. These collections of conventional or traditional knitted textures and how to make them usually contain simple square photos of … Read More
If you’re looking for knitting patterns and tips, a knitting book is a great tool. But don’t forget about knitting magazines. Chock full of yarn and book reviews, tips and tricks, and patterns, they are excellent value for your money. And most magazines include the designer’s name with each pattern, so you can follow the … Read More
Do we say it enough? Ravelry is a wonderful thing