Improve your knitting skills, learn how to teach someone how to knit, and discover new ways to use your talent to give back to your community. Check out this underutilized resource to take your knitting to the next level.
Tina_Hilton, contributor | June 23rd, 20084 comments
Knitting transcends utility and function and feeds our desire to produce a tangible result of our artistic pursuits. We craft these treasures to share with family and friends and often for our own secret pleasure.
Tina_Hilton, contributor | June 13th, 20082 comments
I used the quickest, easiest felting technique to make this darling little felted purse— and there was no knitting involved. So put down those needles, and try an entirely new way of working with wool.
LindaPermann, contributor | June 12th, 20087 comments
Confession time: Until two years ago, when I made my first blanket, I rarely blocked any of my crochet creations. All of the wonky squares finally made me realize what this easy technique could do for my stitches.
I have some favorite places to sew away from my own sewing room. Places that feel like a second home, where I can nestle right in and be creative. In this post, I will share my favorite places to sew away from home and help you find a sew-away-from-home place for yourself.
Tina_Hilton, contributor | June 9th, 20081 comment
Dropped stitches, size anomalies, running out of yarn, and pattern translation blunders are some of knitter’s most dreaded disasters. They strike without warning, wreaking havoc and widespread panic. Here are some simple tips to help you out of those knitting catastrophes.
Tina_Hilton, contributor | June 5th, 20089 comments
What is more precious than a newborn baby?—a newborn baby wearing a hand-knit hat! Many local hospitals have newborn cap programs so that knitters can make special use of their talents. Here’s a pattern to get you started.
Tina_Hilton, contributor | May 30th, 20081 comment
It happens to the very best of knitters: the dreaded dropped stitch. Should you rip out your whole project? Or is there a way to fix it up? Read on to find out how you can best diagnose your drop and get yourself back to knitting in no time.