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Top 9 Seamless Baby Knits

Top 9 Seamless Baby Knits

If you're anything like me, you hate seaming your knitting. I know some people love it, and I know there are plenty of knitters who are also fabulous at crochet, and sewing, and weaving, and everything else they get their little mitts on. I try, I really do try, but...

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8 Top Tips for Improving Knitting Tension

8 Top Tips for Improving Knitting Tension

I get asked about improving knitting tension all the time. Bad, or incorrect tension is one of the issues the majority of newbie knitters face. I remember when I first started knitting, I was all fingers and thumbs! I was terrified that the stitches were going to come...

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NaKniSweMo 2016

Do you know what day it is on Tuesday? It's the 1st of November. Do you know what that means? It means that the world over, writers are taking up their pens, and setting the goal to write 50,000 words, in the form of a short novel for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel...

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What is Creativity, and Do You Have It?

What is Creativity, and Do You Have It?

People tell me all the time that they would love to learn to knit, but they're not "creative" enough. When somebody tells me that they're not creative, I just want to give them a big ol' shake! What is creativity, then? And is it something you possess? Creativity...

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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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