Knitting

knitting

 

Knitting by hand uses a pair of long needles to form the loops, moving a set of loops from one needle to another; the stitches are held on the needle.

Knitting may also be accomplished by using a knitting loom or with a knitting machine.

 

sock knitting books

7 Best Basic Sock Knitting Books

Many knitters fear sock knitting. To me, sock knitting is fun and magical. The magical part happens when I am turning a heel.
I am creating this list of my favorite sock knitting books, hoping that more knitters will learn to knit socks. Trust me; once you knit a pair of socks, you will be hooked.

Firepoace with stockings hung

7 Knitted Christmas Stocking Patterns

These seven knitted Christmas Stockings contain a variety of patterns, so there is something for everyone.  Some simple ones ideal for beginning knitters, others you can personalize for your family and friends, and other fun styles.

Skeins of thread and knitting wooden needles for needlework. Studio Photo

Yarn Weight – What does it mean?

No, yarn weight isn’t referring to how much a ball, skein, or hank weighs.  In this case, yarn weight refers to the thickness of the yarn.
As a beginner knitter or crocheter, one of the most challenging things to figure out is what is a yarn weight, and what does it mean.  

best knitting reference books

Best Knitting Reference Books

Best Knitting Reference Books is a listing of my go-to books. Some are small enough for my knitting bag.  No matter how long a person has been knitting, sometimes your mind draws a blank.  That is where these books have saved me more than once.  For me, it is impossible to remember how to do the many stitches that knitting has to offer.

loom knitting

Loom Knitting Explored-A New Appreciation for the Craft

Yes, you read that correctly–loom knitting explored!  My first knitting loom experience was years ago with the big white plastic loom and a pick. Gauge was extra-large.  You had to double/triple your yarn. Mostly, they were for hats and scarves. Instructions were only for, what we now call, the e-wrap cast on and knit. An e-wrap knit stitch is a twisted knit stitch.

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