Let’s Talk About Construction: Sweaters (Part  3)


  Hi Friends! Welcome back to our series on Sweater Construction. If you missed the first two parts, I recommend checking them out here. Today we’ll be discussing one of the most important considerations when knitting a sweater — to seam or not to seam?   What is a seamed sweater? It is  a sweater […]

Let’s Talk about Construction: Sweaters (Part 2)

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Hi Friends! Welcome back to the series on sweater construction. If you missed the first part, we discussed top-down and bottom-up sweater construction, including the pros and cons of seamless raglan and round-yoke sweaters. Today, we’ll focus on sleeve construction! What’s the importance of a sleeve type? The construction of sleeves can make or break […]

Let’s Talk About Construction: Sweaters (Part 1)


In terms of raw skill, sweaters might be one of the easiest items to knit. If you can knit a pair of socks, you can knit a sweater. Actually knitting the sweater, on the other hand, can be extremely time-intensive. I think many knitters are hesitant to pick up their needles and cast on for […]

Essential Tools for Knitting


Hi friends! This weekend I read some of my favorite knitting blogs, and I started thinking about all the wonderful tools available for knitters. I have several favorite items that help keep my knitting area and stash organized, and some tools that help facilitate easy knitting. I thought I would share my knitting tool essentials, […]

Tips and Techniques: Learning to Read Crochet Patterns

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I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m starting a series about taking your crochet skills up a notch! Whether you’ve been crocheting for one year or fifty years, you can always learn something new to make your crochet projects even better and to allow you to have even more fun crocheting. The most important thing […]

How to Finger Knit

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Last week we introduced you to loom knitting, which is a fun alternative knitting technique that doesn’t require needles. Today we’re teaching you about another way to knit without needles: finger knitting! This is an especially great way to knit on the go, because you don’t need any special kinds of tools at all – […]

Tricks & Tips for Garments That Flatter

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Everyone has had the experience of making a garment, whether knitted, woven, sewn,  or a combo, following the directions exactly, measuring twice, and it still looks terrible on your body.  This post will give you some tricks and tips to help you make, and design, garments that will fit your body, using finished patterns and making […]

What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Knitting (Part I)

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Hannah from Rain Mountain Crafts! She’ll be sharing some tips that would have made knitting a lot easier when she was first starting out. Be sure to check out her blog to follow along with more of her knitting adventures! Recently, I was reminiscing about when I […]

Video Tutorial: How to Knit the Bobble Stitch

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Sometimes it can be intimidating to try new things. I know I’m always wary of getting a new dish at restaurants or taking a new route to work. But when it comes to knitting, trying a new stitch shouldn’t be scary at all. In fact, it should be fun! If you are looking for a new […]