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Repurposing Sweaters for Yarn
Whether you are looking to save money by unravelling old or used sweaters, or you have found the perfect yarn in a garment you would rather take apart and use, the skill of repurposing old sweaters for new yarn is one every knitter or fiber hobbyist should know how to do!
Natural Plant Dyes Book Review
Book Review of Sasha Duerr's natural plant dye guide. This book has great photos and lots of inspiration. Read the review to find out if it has the kind of information you want to dye your knitted and other textile crafts.
How to Find a Yarn Substitution
You have a great pattern you want to knit from, but you can’t get the recommended yarn. Don’t sweat this problem – read this article for the six factors for finding a yarn you can substitute for your project.
Aran Knitting - Book Review
Starmore’s book on Aran Knitting is full of patterns and history that changed the way many knitters thought about Aran Sweaters. A new edition of this book has been released – find out if it is something to add to your knitting library.
How to Weave In Yarn Ends
All of those annoying little yarn tails can leave you feeling like you are the one hanging. Find out the best ways to deal with ends.
Caring For Your Hand Knits
Once you have created a beautiful knitted piece, you want to make sure it retains its beauty for as long as possible. Read this to find out how to properly care for your hand knits
Blocking Your Knits
Blocking your hand knit fabric is an important step in finishing your knitted piece. Avoid mistakes that could ruin your work, and learn to block so that your work is enhanced. Read this article on blocking for important blocking advice.
Lifted Increase Tutorial
Often the most invisible increase in stockinette knitting is the lifted increase. Read this tutorial to find out how to do the lifted increase, and get the slant correct that it produces.
The Ultimate Sock Book
Vogue Knitting has a reputation for creating beautiful, up to date designs that home knitters can recreate with Vogue patterns and techniques. Does the Ultimate Sock Book live up to Vogues reputation and claim made in the title?
Boxed Windows Washcloth Pattern
This free washcloth or dishcloth pattern features a strong and simple boxed in squares design created entirely from knit and purl stitches. Suitable for a beginner, this project makes a nice, solid soft cloth for cleaning.
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