How to knit two knitted pieces together

Sometimes there is a hideous moment when you need to sew two knitted pieces together. With an actual sewing needle (oh, I hate that part). For example, folding a hat brim in half and sew it in place or folding an edge in half for a blanket to get a super nice trim. It...

How to knit cobweb stitch / working 3 from 3

Cobweb stitch or knitting 3 from 3 is a very common technique in Estonian lace knitting. It will give your lace shawls this beautiful and intricate cobweb pattern. Also, it can be used to form magnificent life-like flowers or use it as an edging decor. STEP 1 Knit 3...

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...

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