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.

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.  

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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