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November 24 2010

Knitting Patterns for Beanies

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Knitted beanie by Allerina & Glen MacLarty.

When you’re learning to knit it’s natural to have lots of questions. You’re not the only one! We’ve picked some of the best questions to answer here. Think you have a better answer? Leave your answer in the comments below.

Where to Find Knitting Patterns for Beanies

Today’s questions are all about  where to find the best patterns for knitting beanies. If you have an answer, feel free to chime in with a comment and share your thoughts! Meanwhile, we’ll be on the lookout for the best beanie patterns… (...)
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November 18 2010

Instructions for Knitting Socks in 10 Easy Steps

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Who doesn't like a good sturdy wool sock. These will be the perfect socks for winter studying or knitting! Pattern: Gentleman's Lozenge Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks using hand-spun yarn, spun by Anne of knitspot.com. (photo courtesy of adamknits)

Do you have some knitting experience and some left over yarn from previous projects? How about knitting a pair of socks for you or someone close to you? Using these instructions, a pair of knitted socks can make a perfect unique gift and are wonderful to wear around the house during the colder months of the year. It’s a good idea to have foot measurements if the sock is for someone else.

To follow these instructions for knitting socks, you’ll need to know a few basic knitting techniques: knitting, purling, casting on, and casting off. Before you start this how to knit socks tutorial, I recommend brushing up on a few basic techniques. (...)
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October 04 2010

Knitting Hats: How to Knit a Beanie

easy instructions to knit a beanie

If you have the skills to make a scarf then learning how to knit a beanie is easy peasy!

A lot of people are like me: they have a pretty good understanding of most simple knitting techniques but they shy away from doing more advanced projects. When it comes to knitting something like a hat, well, it sounds to advanced to even get started!

It’s true that some hats are complex, especially hats that require knitting in the round. But, know this, if you have the skills to make a scarf then learning how to knit a beanie is easy peasy!

Let’s get started! Here is an overview of everything you need to know, including instructions to knit a beanie. (...)
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September 30 2010

Instructions for Knitting a Striped Scarf with Fringe

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You will need one skein of each color to knit this striped scarf.

Here is a neat striped scarf pattern using an 85% wool 15% mohair blend of 190 yards per 4 ounce skein in three colors. You will need one skein of each color and works best with size 10 needles as well as a I/9 crochet hook and a tapestry needle to weave in the ends. This pattern is 28 stitches=4 inches for gauge. (...)
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September 28 2010

Free Pattern to Knit a Simple Blanket to Last for Years

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although not everyone thinks that you should knit blankets with big and chunky yarns, it's just those sorts of yarn that will end up being the softest, snuggliest and favorite blankets.

Whether you want a project to practice your stitches or just want to find a way to keep your hands busy and warm on those winter nights, knitting a blanket is a wonderful craft that can give your something and also something you need. Plus, as you knit away you will get enough “blanket” finished to keep your knees warm long before you’re finished.

Everywhere you look somebody is giving away a free pattern to knit a blanket. There are many, many patterns to make blankets and so you’re sure to have plenty of choices — everything from cable knits to floral afghans! And, although not everyone thinks that you should knit blankets with big and chunky yarns, it’s just those sorts of yarn that will end up being the softest, snuggliest and favorite blankets. (...)
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September 24 2010

Easy Instructions to Make a Knitted Dishcloth in a Afternoon

free pattern for knitted dish cloth

Knitting dishcloths are a great way for new knitters to practice different stitches as well as start a project that can be completed in an afternoon. Advanced knitters can whip up a whole set in even less time!

I figured my grandma must be really hard on dishcloths. She seemed to knit them by the dozen. Now that I’ve been doing some knitting of my own, I realize that she probably did them to relax.

Simple dishcloths are a satisfying project to tackle when you don’t have time to do more complicated patterns. Dish cloths are also a good project for beginners because the patterns are usually quite simple and there is endless variety so you can practice different knitting methods or stitches.

I will forever have plenty of dishcloths lying around. A new color for every day, a new pattern for every season.

When I first started knitting, I asked my grandma to teach me her pattern for making dishcloths. (...)
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