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How to line a knitted Christmas stocking

So here’s what you need to line your Christmas stocking: fabric for lining; needle; thread; sewing machine (optional); iron; pins; scissors; Before we start, I want you to know that I am not a sewer. I’m far from it. Like…way over there behind that...

Easy Stranded Christmas Stocking

Measurements of the stocking: Circumference: 21 cm / 8.5 inches Length: 23 cm / 9 inches You will need: 5 double pointed needles or circulars in size 5 mm / US 8 50 g / 82 yards of red 10 ply aran / worsted yarn 50 g / 82 yards of white 10 ply aran / worsted yarn *I...

How to knit easy Christmas balls

Last year I showed you how to knit a Christmas bauble with finer yarn (DROPS Baby Merino). This year we will knit larger Christmas balls using worsted yarn (DROPS Nepal). So, if you have a finer sport weight yarn CLICK HERE, and if you have a thicker aran weight yarn...

How to knit yarn over before purl stitch

Find the pattern I’m working on here: http://patternduchess.com/knit-dishcloth-free-pattern/ Working a yarn over before purl stitch isn’t always an easy task? This is how I do it – work your yarn over, hold your index finger on it, and make the purl...

“Candy Cane” pot holders

    You will need: 5 double pointed needles or circulars in size 5 mm / US 8 100 g / 164 yards of red 10 ply aran / worsted yarn 100 g / 164 yards of white 10 ply aran / worsted yarn *I used DROPS Nepal – Deep Red #3608 and White #1101* Abbreviations: number and...

5 steps to start selling knitted items in physical store

Hand knitting is getting more and more popular and people love handmade things. So why not make few extra dollars from that? You need more yarn right? Getting your knitted items and handmade crafts to brick and mortar stores is actually easy. Not effortless, but easy....

“Father Cables” hat pattern review

I don’t know about you, but I can sense fall coming. Do you know what I mean? That smell of autumn leaves, moist air that makes you feel like getting all wet when reaching out your hand, and a desperate desire to surround yourself with something cozy. It’s...

Free lace knitting pattern “The Wavy Scarf”

Last week I gave you a pattern for the Wave stitch swatch, and that looked like this: I’m sure you figured out by now that it was a rehearsal knitting for this scarf. The Wavy Scarf is an easy knit, and grows quite fast. Think “knitted Christmas...

How to make two gathered stitches / 2 stitches from 2

Have you heard about knitting technique called two gathered stitches? Or maybe you’ve read instructions stating you need to knit 2 stitches from 2? That’s what I’ll show you today. Abbreviations I’ve seen for this tech are 2F2 or 2StF2....

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