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Learn to Knit - Knitting for Beginners - Learn How to Knit

Learn to Knit - Knitting for Beginners - Learn How to Knit
Learning to knit is a lot of fun, and it's not actually as difficult as you might think. This guide to the basics and beyond has everything you need to get started whether you've never picked up needles before or just need a refresher. Knitting Skills: There are several basic skills involved in knitting, such as: making a slip knot and casting on forming the knit stitch forming the purl stitch binding off, sometimes also referred to as casting off You'll also need a few basic knitting tools to get started. Picking a Pattern: Once you've got the basics down, it's time to pick your first project. Many patterns, even those for beginners, seem to be written in code. Finishing Projects: Once you've reached the end of your knitting, all is not quite finished. Learning New Skills: Once you're comfortable with the basics and have successfully finished a project or two, there are many more skills to try. Troubleshooting: Related:  knit, crochet

Knitting Yarn, Books, Patterns, Needles & Accessories do you mind if i knit: Some basics in crochet for you, before I start showing you the pattern for the sisterhood crochet blanket squares Hello! Nice to see you! Today I'm starting on the marathon explanation of my crochet square. I"m going to start with the basics, for new crocheters. I thought there might be some out there who would like to take up crochet, but aren't sure where to start. You've got your yarn in your left hand. Take the yarn that you are holding in your right hand and bring it up and over as above. Pick up your hook in your right hand, and poke it through the loop. Now pull that bit of yarn you hooked, through the loop, towards you. You've pulled it up, and now............... Holding on to the yarn in your right hand, pull at the yarn in your left hand. Pull the yarn untill the loop on the end of your crochet hook tightens into a knot, (but not too tight, you want it to be able to move along the hook). I suggest that you first get the positioning of your hook and yarn in your hands positioned right, it will make life so much easier, and I speak from hard experience here! Like this. like this, remember?

Scarf with Ruffled Ends « Yarn: 1 Skein Dazzle, or Mosaic FX, or Binario, or other railroad yarn (~80 yards) Needle: US 8 needles Stitch pattern: St st (knit RS, purl WS) Cast on 60 sts. Row 1: K Row 1: P Row 3: *(K2tog). Continue in St St (Row 1: K; Row 2: P) until scarf measures 30” End with a WS row. Row 1: *(K1 in front and back of st). Bind off and enjoy! © Jenanne Hassler. new and noteworthy Posted by victoria //// 6 Comments this week on new and noteworthy let’s stick to the naturals, shall we? linens, and woods, and simple items that make your home subtly shine, without pronouncing themselves too strongly. just lovely, tasteful items if you will — ones that make home life better in simple ways. 1. pure love’s light trail strand lights; 2. their beautiful house doctor area rug; 3. wild olive wood chopsticks from swahili african modern; 4. fort standard glass vessel with cork from steven alan. 5. free people’s DIY hanging crochet plant holder; 6. wood & faulk leather coasters; 7. auntie oti napkin colored napkin set from steven alan; 8. hand drawn feather plate from Gx2 homegrown. 9. downloadable print by artist mathilde aubier via art hound; 10. design by conran white beep table lamp from jcpenney; 11. industrial swivel stool from three potato four.

Strip Pieced Christmas Stocking - Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! This isn't an ultra quick project but it's not as labor intensive as it might seem, and most importantly it will last a lifetime. It's is made with our beautiful new Stocking Fat Quarter Bundle, simple white muslin, and thick 100% cotton batting. The patchwork of the stocking is put together in a very cool way by strip piecing. That means you don't have to cut a million little squares and piece them all together one by one. Instead you cut long strips, sew them together and then cut the sewn pieces. If you've never tried strip piecing this is a great first project since it's so small and satisfying. This is also a great first hand quilting project since the hand quilting isn't trying to be totally tiny or even and it's the hand quilting and the hand sewn binding on this project that really make it special. Materials Cutting the Strips Organize your colored fabrics into two groups, group 1 and group 2. Cut thirty 1 1/2-inch by 22-inch strips from the white fabric. Piecing- Part 2 Quilting

from Sheet to Maxi Skirt | A Small Snippet as you read this, i am probably sewing away with the precious women of 3Cords, while sporting these new maxi skirts that i sewed before i left. so i thought i’d schedule this post for you while i’m away, because i think some of you may want to add this to your summer wardrobe too! i found this tutorial here, (see my update at the end of this post regarding the tutorial) and pinned it a few months ago, labeling it “my next project.” i was instantly in love! so when i found a grey jersey sheet at Good Will a few weeks ago for $2.99, i knew it was time to whip out the ol’ Brother sewing machine! i pretty much followed her directions, except i made my ruffles a little wider than her’s, and they weren’t quite double the length, so they don’t ruffle quite as much. i also made the waistband smaller, because i wanted to make sure it was snug so that it wouldn’t slip down. so i figured…one wasn’t enough… so i made another when i found this pink jersey knit on sale at Hobby Lobby.

Free, Online Knitting Patterns - Beginner Knitting Instructions - Knitting Tips, Tricks, Testimonials and More! material 4 of 27 / rope into potted plant hangers. I have had this project in my head for months and I am glad I finally decided to just execute. These plants are now hanging in the corner of our loft space which also now has a curtain rod and curtains. (No small victory, I promise.) It's strange to just focus on this corner when the whole area needs so much work, but I had to start somewhere. There are oodles of detailed tutorials on to make these planter hangers, I am sure, but because my wing-it plan was successful, I thought I would share my steps. Cut your rope into pieces. Tie all the pieces into a knot. Separate the rope pieces into pairs. Take the pieces of one pair and tie them into a knot a few inches from your big knot. Go from pair to pair until all have been tied. For the next knots, you'll be taking your strands from different pairs. Tie those two pieces the same way. Work around the circle until you've created another row of knots all the way around. My white rope frayed quite a bit where it was cut. Pretty cool though!

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Just take your time and let me know if I can help. by karenbrown Dec 17

Thanks Karen. I'll probably need lots of help. I have some friends that knit and they're always telling me how relaxing it is. I'll have to wait and see though. by nordicgirl_2 Dec 17

I'm sure you will like it. will show you how to do anything. After all, knitting is just variations of knit and purl. Let me know if you have any questions. by karenbrown Dec 16

I've never tried it before. Thought I'd give it a go over Christmas and see if I think I'd like it. by nordicgirl_2 Dec 16

If you have interest in knitting, go to by karenbrown Dec 8