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What are the Different Types of Knitting Needles
When starting to knit, the act of knitting and using knitting needles feels quite new and at this stage you won’t have developed..
Understanding Pattern Skill Levels
Our patterns follow theCraft Yarn Council (CYC) guidelines for defined project skill levels …
How to Understand Knitting Abbreviations
Not sure what abbreviations in our knit patterns mean? Check out our handy abbreviation table below to help answer your qu …
Understanding Knitting Symbols
Stitch charts in knit and crochet patterns are being used more and more as an addition to or in place of words to describe …
How to Read a Knitting Pattern
When learning to knit or crochet it’s normal to put all of your attention into learning about the tools you need, the yarn …
How to Understand Yarn Weights
Yarn weight describes the thickness of a yarn and every yarn has a weight, from fine yarn to super bulky. These different …
How to Measure Knit Gauge
Gauge is the number of stitches and rows per inch (or centimeter) in a pattern. If the gauge does not match the gauge give …
Guide to Reading Knitting Stitch Charts
Stitch charts can seem intimidating to new knitters, but once you get the hang of them, the projects are a breeze! Stitch …