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 […]

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Totally Tote: 9 Fresh Tote Bags to Knit Today

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Spring has finally sprung here in Chicago, so all I can think about is my new wardrobe and fun ways to accessorize it.  After spending a day at the mall, I came back with plenty of great outfits, but I still need bags!  I just could not find a bag that I was in love […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Health Benefits of Knitting and Crochet

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When you are stressed, has the overwhelming urge to run and grab your current knitting or crochet projects ever been so strong that you could no longer resist? Good news!  You are tending to your health when this happens by increasing your ability to remember things, dialing in your focus and lowering your heart rate. It […]

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Accidental Genius + 9 Ponytail Free Knit Hat Patterns

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Have you ever had a knitting project go completely wrong? This is exactly what happened to Danica Lause when she attempted her first winter hat knitting pattern. The hat didn’t come out as expected; in fact, the finished product had a big hole in the back that she had somehow mistakenly created. After finding the mistake, Danica […]

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How to Knit: 14 Tips for Reading Knitting Patterns

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Knitting for beginners can seem intimidating at first, but with the right knitting tutorials, anyone can learn how to knit. However, when you are first getting started with knitting, learning to how to read knitting patterns can seem quite daunting.  If fact, to some the patterns can seem like they are written in a foreign […]

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