9 inch circulare knitting needles

Free Knitting Patterns, Are They Worth It?

As I have just begun to knit, I have looked for “free knitting patterns” to get a feel for stitches, directions and charts. Why would I want to spend money on a pattern that I can’t comprehend and knit once it is downloaded? For this reason a free pattern sounds sensible. But there is a […]

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knitting needles and measuring ruler

Casting On A New Shawl, Which One to Choose?

I have a pattern for a free shawl (Lionberry) which I have tried to knit twice now. I give up after spending another two days of my life getting it started. All my rows end up short, and even when I try to add stitches I get holes in the rows. Obviously, I still need […]

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