hand knit washcloths

Learn to Knit, Free Projects, Needles, Yarn and How To Begin

If you are at home more these days thanks to the Coronavirus, you may need to find a hobby to stay busy. How about knitting? Knitting is not just for Grannies! There is much to learn, which means your brain can be challenged for years learning new knitting techniques. Even if you don’t have someone […]

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storing and organizing yarn and knitting projects

Practice Knitting a Cardigan, Tips for Beginners

If you are like me, sweater knitting is frightening. I’ve knit two now and I’m still intimidated by knitting a large project. For so long I checked out the forums and blogs and knitwear designer sites and would be amazed that people could create such things from strands of yarn. They all seemed so intricate […]

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Spindrift shawl

Finishing Up The Spindrift Shawl

The Spindrift shawl was a free pattern download offered by designer Helen Stewart. I appreciate having something like this crescent shawl pattern to practice on.  The pattern is fairly simple, but I did learn how to do a picot edge bind-off.  You can read more about how I came to be knitting this shawl on […]

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Two Free Triangle Shawl Knitting Patterns Perfect For Beginners

For those knitters who can knit and purl and easily do simple stitches (or are willing to learn), I’ve found two free shawl knitting patterns. The word “beginner” is relative.  I’ve been knitting for many years, yet I consider myself a beginner knitter.  I say this because every time I try a more difficult pattern, […]

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