STITCHES Midwest 2015: Yarn, Trends, Classes and Fashion Roundup

STITCHES Midwest

As soon as you enter the doors to the convention center, you can feel the excitement of Stitches Midwest.  Everyone you see is wearing a wonderful knit shawl, funky knit socks, bright colored sweaters and carrying giant tote bags ready to tackle the marketplace sales with.  A few of the editors from AllFreeKnitting and StitchandUnwind […]

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Knitter’s Slang: Knitting Terms You Need to Know

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I was recently writing about a project I was working on over on the AllFreeKnitting Facebook page, and used a couple of shorthand terms.  I quickly realized that some of our newer knitters might not know these knitting terms that I had used as they are more of a popular “knitter’s slang”, so I thought that […]

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Designer Knit Baby Patterns for Fall

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Fall brings crisp air, extra cuddles with loved ones and little red noses.  Whenever the cooler weather rolls around, I am ready to get out my knitting needles, warmer yarns, and baby patterns.  I just can’t help myself.  When I knit for babies, I always want to keep the seasons in mind.  This year, I’ve collected the […]

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14 Quick as a Wink Knit Teacher Gifts

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The kids will be heading back to school soon, so now is the time to whip out those knitting needles and get to work on a few little back-to-school quick knitting patterns for teacher.  These free knitting patterns  are all perfect gift ideas for the one who will be responsible for so much of your […]

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Knitting Word Search + 10 Free Fall Knitting Patterns We Are Addicted To

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Busy week?  Need a little breather from the stress?  Everybody loves word searches, right? So, take a relaxing moment to check out this word search and see what words you find.  There’s no answer key, so everyone who searches will find their own set of three words to describe their knitting personality.  There’s no answer key to […]

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10 Cold Weather Knitting Patterns for Boys

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The cold weather will be upon us before we know it.  It’s time to get started on the the cold weather knitting patterns. If we get started now, while the weather is warmer, these great free knitting patterns for boys will surely be done in time.  Whether you are looking for a simple knit cardigan […]

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Christmas in July: Homemade Christmas Decorations to Knit

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It’s July, and that means that we are officially half way to Christmas.  In just a few short months the holiday season will be upon us, and it will see like it arrives in the blink of an eye with the flurry of fall holidays and back to school.  This year, get a jump on […]

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Tips and Techniques: Avoiding Hand Fatigue

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I used to teach how to crochet and beginning knitting lessons at 2 different yarn stores, which equaled 20 to 30 hours a week of crochet and knitting on the clock and another 20 or so for my own fun per week. After the first week of that you can imagine that my wrists, arms […]

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#springmeadowKAL Week 7: WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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Can you believe that our fabulous knit along is over?  I can’t hardly believe that it has been over 6 weeks since we started working on this great free knit lace scarf pattern!  I have really enjoyed watching everyone work on their own Spring Meadow scarves.  Watching everyone discuss yarn choices, ask each other questions, […]

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