How to Knit Socks or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Socks

How to Knit Socks or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sock

Sock knitting can be pretty daunting if you’ve never tried before. Somehow, all of your knitting friends and everyone on your favorite knitting forums all seem to love it. It’s true: once you start knitting socks, you won’t be able to stop. They’re a lot to wrap your head around at first, but once you […]

What’s Your “Purse-onality?”

What's Your "Purse-onality?"

Hey knitters, have you heard? Knit bag patterns are all the rage these days. Why spend a lot of money on a designer purse at a department store when you can make one yourself for a lot less money? Plus, when you knit a bag, you can personally decide on every detail and customize the […]

Knit Your Worries Away: 20 Knitting Therapy Patterns

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I don’t know about you, but I find knitting extremely therapeutic. When I’ve had a bad day, coming home and picking up a knitting project is a great way to relax, clear my head, and focus my thoughts on something simple and enjoyable. When I’m working on a therapy knitting project, my worries just melt […]

Knitting Around the World: 16 Global Knitting Patterns

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As a knitter, I enjoy looking at patterns from around the world. Knitting styles and preferences from different cultures are so interesting, and it’s fun to work with techniques and motifs that are new to me. And with the big games coming up this summer, where athletes from all around the globe will be coming together to […]

16 Garter Stitch Patterns You Won’t Want to Miss

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Garter stitch is one of the easiest stitches in knitting because it doesn’t require you to alternate the kinds of stitches you’re doing. You can just do the same thing over and over. It’s great for when you’re figuring out how to knit and need to practice the basics and get the movements down pat. […]

26 Light and Lacy Knitting Patterns for Summer

26 Light & Lacy Knitting Patterns for Summer

Just because it’s summer break for your kids doesn’t mean you should take a break from crafting!   26 Light and Lacy Knitting Patterns for Summer Celebrate the warmer weather by making yourself some new clothes and accessories to wear as the weather heats up. These gorgeous knit tops, shawls, scarves, and more are hand-picked summer favorites. […]

Can You Bring Knitting Needles on a Plane?

Can You Bring Knitting Needles on a Plane?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re flying to your son’s house the day before Thanksgiving. You accidentally sleep in and have to skip the coffee and speed to get to the airport on time. Unfortunately, there is already a huge line of people waiting to get through security. You grumpily trudge through the sluggish line, looking forward […]

Free Pattern Friday: Claire’s Capelet from Red Heart


It’s April 1st, it’s Free Pattern Friday, and there are no jokes here! Season 2 of Outlander begins airing this month, and if you’re a fan like me, you’ve been eagerly anticipating this moment since the last one ended. In the time it’s taken to film the second season, I’ve had time to read four […]