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4 Patterns You Don’t Need a Gauge Swatch For

4 Patterns You Don’t Need a Gauge Swatch For

This is the final installment in my 3-part series on Understanding Knitting Gauge. In the first week, we looked at what gauge actually is, and why a gauge swatch is so important. Then in week 2, we looked at exactly how to go about measuring your gauge, with...

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How To Measure Knitting Gauge with Step-by-Step Instructions

How To Measure Knitting Gauge with Step-by-Step Instructions

How do I measure the gauge of a knit square? Last week we started looking at Gauge, and why it is important to the success of your knitting. I gave you a brief overview of how to measure knitting gauge, but in this post, I'm going to go into the process in much...

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Knitting Gauge; What is it, and why is it important?

Knitting Gauge; What is it, and why is it important?

So you've been knitting a little while now and you've got the basics down. You keep hearing people talking about "gauge" and don't really know what it means... So, what is Knitting Gauge? The dictionary says: 1. the thickness, size, or capacity of something,...

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6 Top Projects for Autumn Knitting

6 Top Projects for Autumn Knitting

Apparently, it's time for some Autumn Knitting. I know it's only September, but yesterday I went into town, and do you know what I saw? Leaves. Brown, crunchy leaves, littering the pavement. Seemingly, it became Autumn overnight, even though I could have sworn that...

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FREE Newbie Knitting E-Course: From Newbie to Know-It-All

FREE Newbie Knitting E-Course: From Newbie to Know-It-All

I have some SUPER exciting news! On Thursday 1st September, I will be launching my very first newbie knitting e-Course! It is a complete beginners course, so absolutely no prior knowledge needed as all of the basics are covered... plus, it's absolutely FREE! All you...

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Knitting Needles: A Guide to Material Choices

Knitting Needles: A Guide to Material Choices

happy Sunday, crafters! So, I'm nicely fuelled with caffeine today and ready to talk about knitting needles, again! I know, I know, we only discussed them last week, but... there's more to learn! Did you think the size and type of knitting needles are the only things...

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Knitting Needles: A Beginner’s Guide

Knitting Needles: A Beginner’s Guide

Newbie Knitting 101: Knitting Needles How much do you know about knitting needles? Do you know your DPN's from your circulars? Your single points from your cables? Your fixed from your interchangeables? If you do, awesome! You're already one step ahead! If not, have...

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10 Reasons You Should Start Knitting

10 Reasons You Should Start Knitting

You're looking for reasons why you should start knitting. You've been thinking about it and you've seen some patterns that you think are cute, and want to have a go yourself. Because time is a commodity that you don't have a great deal of to spare, you need...

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Yarn Stash Busting: Top 5 Stash Busting Projects

Yarn Stash Busting: Top 5 Stash Busting Projects

Yarn Stash Busting Round Up Do you ever start to feel as though you're drowning in your yarn stash? I know I certainly do! It's difficult when there's so much delicious yarn out there for the picking, with so little time for the knitting! Sometimes you can begin to...

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7 Top Tips for Newbie Knitters

7 Top Tips for Newbie Knitters

If you are a newbie knitter, there's a good chance you're feeling pretty overwhelmed by everything there is to learn. Knitting is really quite simple once you've learnt the basics, but just grasping the basics can seem like a herculean task when you're drowning in...

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