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Tools and Tips

Here are articles that talk about supplies and non-book materials that will make your knitting life easier.

Best Knitting Gadgets star
Knitting gadgets you can't live without happily.

Cable Knitting Tools and Techniques star
This articles explains the tools used when knitting cables.

Care for your knitted items star
Dealing with moths, and laundry. The perils of caring for your knitted item.

Caring For Your Hand Knits star
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

Choosing Knitting and Cable Needles star
There is a plethora of needle choices out there, and it can be difficult to choose. Here are some considerations to keep in mind.

How to block knitting star
Here are some helpful tips on blocking your knitting to show it at its best.

How to Find a Yarn Substitution star
You have a great pattern you want to knit from, but you canít get the recommended yarn. Donít sweat this problem Ė read this article for the six factors for finding a yarn you can substitute for your project.

How to Weave In Yarn Ends star
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.

Knitting Apps star
Curious about different knitting apps for your mobile device? This article covers a few knitting apps and lets you know what they do, what devices they are available for, and there you can find them.

Knitting Pattern Levels Explained star
Explains what skills are considered beginner, intermediate or advanced. Check to see where you are and what you might need to know before you begin knitting your next project.

Knitting Tips and Tricks star
When knitting having some helpful tips and tricks help make your knitting life easier and more fulfilling. The following tips are some things that I have found helpful and have kept me sane when I am knitting.

Knitting twisted stitches star
Learn a simple method to correct twisted knit stitches. Learning to correct twisted stitches will help you to understand how yarn behaves and make you a better knitter. Overcoming twisted stitches is a great learning experience for the new knitter.

Needles and Needle Storage star
How many needles does a knitter need? Is one set of each size enough? Is it possible that having straight, circulars in 16-inch, 24-inch, 30-inch, etc., double pointed (in various lengths) in each size might be over kill?

Print Free Graph Paper star[offsite link]
Just about every type and size of graph paper in pdf files, just download, save , print.

Repurposing Sweaters for Yarn star
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!

Review of Knit Picks Interchangeable Needles star
Review of Knit Picks Interchangeable Needles. The needles are extremely well crafted and the join between the needle tips and the cord between is very smooth and worth considering.

Scarf Knitting On the Fly star
Everyone knits scarfs, and for good reason. Scarves make great gifts, as they donít have to be a particular size. They are generally unshaped, which makes for easier knitting. They also are great projects for using up partial balls of yarn or those impulse purchases that sit in stashes and create

Stitch Markers and Lifelines star
How to use stitch markers and lifelines in your knitting.

Techniques for Decreasing star
Knowing which decrease you're using and why will make you a better knitter. Here is a short review of the three most popular techniques.

The Craft Yarn Council and its Standards star
The Craft Yarn Council is responsible for standardization of symbols across patterns and yarn brands. Here's some information about the most important standards.

Tools for keeping track star
Here is a list of tools to keep track of your knitting progress and your knitting projects, low tech to high tech.

Using Buttons in Knitting star
Customize your knitting with buttons, but choose wisely Ė they can make or break the look of a garment.

Using Knitting Chart Patterns star
Sometimes it is hard to keep track of where you are at in a complicated or detailed knitting chart. Here are some tips so you don't lose your place.

Whatís in your Knitting Bag star
Necessary and not so necessary items to carry in your knitting bag

Yarn Storage and Allergies star
If you love to knit or crochet, you don't have to give up your yarn stash forever if you have allergies.

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