A close look at two different long tail cast ons, the regular Long Tail Cast On and the German Twisted Cast On.
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It’s a new year, so let’s start things off by taking a close look at different knitting cast ons. In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know to master slip knots, the Knitted Cast On, and the Cable Cast On in knitting.
Get your hands on the Ruby Stole knitting pattern. Featuring short rows, easy lace and tons of gorgeous texture, the Ruby Stole is a fun, fast single skein knitting pattern. Find it on Ravelry or in the Hands Occupied Pattern Shop.
The Lopi Tote makes use of bulky yarn and elegant, screw-in handles to create a deep bag with a wide base that knits up quick. Get your hands on this free pattern, designed with knitters in mind. The Lopi Tote is perfect for carrying your next knitting project on the go!
Trim your tree with this free candy cane ornament knitting pattern! Knit flat and seamed, you can quickly make this keepsake ornament with yarn scraps and pipe cleaners.
If you didn’t end up getting lucky enough to win the big giveaway for the Read Along Knit Along, I have some bookish-meets-yarnish good news! I’ve teamed up with indie yarn company Skeins in the Stacks to bring you a second chance to win some awesome yarn.
The biggest and best Read Along Knit Along yet is winding down this week. Check out some favorite WIP shots and finished projects from RALKAL, and enter to win a great prize pack while there’s still time!
Cables, crosses, crossed stitches – whatever you call them, crossed stitches are an important part of every knitter’s repertoire. Whether you’re looking to learn how to knit crossed stitches for the first time or you’re here to learn about new combinations of crossing knit and purl stitches in your work (can you say 2/1 LPC?), these tutorials have got you covered.
Learn 4 knitting increases and decreases using easy-to-follow video tutorials. Up your knitting game & level up your lacework with double increases and decreases, including: incto3, sk2p2, k3tog, & p3tog. Central double increases & decreases might sound intimidating, but they’re pretty & really useful in lace knitting.