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How to Catch and Fix Dropped Stitches Easily

How to Catch and Fix Dropped Stitches Easily

Guys. I get dropped stitches ALL. THE. FREAKIN'. TIME. Don't you hate that? When you're working your way through your project, enjoying the process, then BOOM the stitch is dropped and the project is ruined? Bah. Now you've got to start over. Or do you? The answer is,...

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How to Insert and Use Afterthought Lifelines

How to Insert and Use Afterthought Lifelines

In this post, we are looking at afterthought lifelines. I recently wrote a post all about standard lifelines in knitting. We looked at how you can go about inserting one into your work as a sort of "preemptive strike", against potential mistakes our future selves...

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Using a Yarn Ball Winder to Correct Tension Issues

Using a Yarn Ball Winder to Correct Tension Issues

Just recently, somebody in the Facebook Group asked about yarn ball winders. They wanted to know whether I would recommend getting one, and why? *Disclaimer: This list contains affiliate links. If you click and purchase through these links you will be helping to fund...

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Busting Knitting Jargon… Do You Know the Code?

Busting Knitting Jargon… Do You Know the Code?

In this post, we're going to be looking at busting knitting jargon. Knitting is rife with abbreviations, otherwise known as knitting jargon. Knitting patterns can get pretty long as I'm sure you can imagine, so it is sensible to try and condense that information a...

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How Your Stitches Should Look – The Anatomy of a Stitch

How Your Stitches Should Look – The Anatomy of a Stitch

In this post, I am going to show you how your stitches should look whilst you're working them. I find that when we first learn to knit, we focus so much on actually sticking the needle in the right hole, and making sure our stitches don't come flying off the end that...

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Book Review: Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein

Book Review: Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein

In this post, I am writing a book review of Nicky Epstein's Knitting Block by Block. When I browse the knitting books section on Amazon, Nicky Epstein's books always catch my eye. I know they say never judge a book by its cover, but her covers are oh so appealing!...

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A-Z of Knitting Stitches and Stitch Patterns

A-Z of Knitting Stitches and Stitch Patterns

I love browsing knit stitches. That's probably a little bit weird, but Stitch Dictionaries are my favourite types of knitting books, and I have several of them in my collection! I love that there are so many ways to create beautiful patterns and textures with just the...

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Yarn Choices: Which Yarn for Which Project?

Yarn Choices: Which Yarn for Which Project?

In my blog post, Demystifying Mystery Yarn, I mentioned that I would be most likely to use a good quality acrylic yarn when knitting for a baby. This is because acrylic tends to be affordable and easy to wash. The last thing a new Mum wants to do is clean spit up out...

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A-Z of Knitting Resources and Websites

A-Z of Knitting Resources and Websites

There are lots and lots of absolutely FANTASTIC knitting resources available on the internet; from websites that teach you new skills, places to buy books, online yarn stores, or awesome blogs, the interwebz really is awash with knitty fabulousness. In my 10+ years of...

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How To Count Rows in Garter and Stocking Stitch

How To Count Rows in Garter and Stocking Stitch

recently asked everyone over in the Facebook group what sort of issues they were struggling with in their knitting. One of the big pain points for a lot of people seems to be figuring out how to count rows when knitting. So, today I'm going to show you how to do just...

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