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A Few Good Reasons to Knit Socks
Why would anyone knit an item that costs only a few dollars at Target? Well, knitters have good reasons!
Like Linus, children all over the United States depend on their 'blankies' for comfort when ill or enduring trauma. Project Linus is a charity that provides these blankets.
For many people, the best part of knitting is the ability to shower loved ones with gifts, especially during the holidays. It’s important to think this through before beginning in order to limit frustration and burnout. Here are some tips for knitting your way through the holiday season.
The Sweater Curse
Urban legend, or common sense caution? The “sweater curse” is actually protection for one’s soul.
That Second Sock Syndrome
One sock is finished. The other is taking... forever. What to do? Here's an SOS for the dreaded SSS...
The Kitchener Stitch
It only seems difficult! Once you understand how the Kitchener stitch works, you'll be knitting socks from the top down with no problem!
Choosing Knitting and Cable Needles
There is a plethora of needle choices out there, and it can be difficult to choose. Here are some considerations to keep in mind.
A Primer on Yarn Sizes
Yarn is spun from a fiber’s original shape; as such, it can be made into a number of different sizes that affect the look of the finished product. Here's a primer for newbies and a review for veteran knitters!
Fingerless Mitts Without a Pattern
Don't be a pattern slave! Here's a free recipe for basic fingerless mitts that doesn't need a pattern!
Brown Sheep Yarn
If "buying American" is important to you, then look no farther than Brown Sheep! This yarn company is an American classic, providing well-made and reasonably priced yarns.
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