You Knit It: Now Learn How to Wear A Shawl

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Now that you have spent countless hours finishing that beautiful knit shawl pattern, you are going to want to wear it.  Once you’ve made a cute shawl, you might wonder how you’ll keep it on all day.  After all, nothing is worse than putting something on in the morning and not being able to keep […]

Light & Lacy Tops: 9 Lovely Free Knitting Patterns for Spring

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It seems like when Spring finally arrives that the only seasonal knitting patterns that I can find are light and lacy scarf knitting patterns.  While scarves are always a great choice when I need a little knitting project, sometimes I need a wearable knitting pattern to keep my interest and give me the satisfaction of a […]

12 Stunning Solid Colored Knit Baby Blankets

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When we are working up a knit baby blanket, we like to think about so many features to include that we often lose sight of what is best for baby.  Baby just wants a cuddly blanket that feels nice.  The texture of the blanket will comfort the little one, as well as excite their sense […]

Simply Sweet Seed Stitch Knitting Patterns for Baby

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If you are looking for a great handmade baby gift, look no further!  One of my favorite things to knit for gifts are baby items.  Not only are they fast, but they are also ridiculously adorable.  To take an ordinary knit baby item to a new level, consider adding texture by trying these free knit […]

What Does the Fox Say? 18 Free Fox Patterns to Knit and Crochet

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I have a pretty long commute on my way into the office, and as a result I usually have the chance to see some great wildlife.  Most of my drive is through state forest preserve land, so it is not uncommon to see deer, coyotes and huge flocks of geese.  But today, sitting in the […]

Silver Cushy Garter Stitch Afghan

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This fantastic afghan is knit up with a simple garter stitch pattern and a subtle neutral shade of Bernat Blanket.  These factors alone make this knit afghan pattern an easy, elegant project that’s a cinch to work up while watching TV or snuggling on the couch. The Bernat Blanket yarn is super-soft and cuddly, so anyone who […]

How to Knit: Techniques to Relieve Pain

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Something I hear over and over again while teaching people to knit is that they experience pain either during or after knitting.  I’ll admit that I have struggled with pain at times when I am knitting as well, and recently came across an article published by Liat Gat with KnitFreedom.com.  She, too, was struggling with […]

Seriously Sweet Valentine’s Knitting Patterns

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This Valentine’s Day, I have decided that I want to give the special people in my life something truly special.  Something more than just flowers, a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine.  This year, I have decided that everyone will be getting something hand knit by me:  a gift from the heart!  Whether I […]

Squishy, Chunky, and Super Bulky Yarn Knitting Patterns

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Chunky Yarn.  Bulky Yarn.  Super Bulky Yarn. There is a love hate relationship with chunky yarn in the knitting world: Either you love it or you hate it.  Some seasoned knitters will scoff at a super bulky weight yarn saying it doesn’t require much skill, or isn’t fancy enough.  BAH!  Chunky yarn is fabulous for […]