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How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting
A slip knot is the starting point for just about everything you'll do in knitting. It is also the basis for all …
How to Hold the Yarn and Knitting Needles
The right needle is held as if holding a knife. The left needle is held lightly in the same position, with the needle tips …
Beginners Guide to Picking Up Stitches
Picking up stitches is a technique used to add on new pieces of knit fabric to a project without a seam (and fantastic tec …
To Swatch or Not to Swatch?
How do you make sure that the sweater you’re making will fit? Make a gauge swatch! A gauge swatch is a small sample of your..
How To Make 7 Common Macrame Knots and Patterns
Macrame patterns and knots are an easy and affordable craft to learn. It requires very few tools and just some simple know …
Blocking as a Finishing Touch
Want to make your finished items look even better? Block them! Blocking may seem intimidating, but you really only need a few things from around the house.