Learn the best tips for getting perfect tassels every time. Tassels are the fun part of yarn crafting – you don’t have to count stitches or take yourself too seriously when you make them. They can show off your yarn in different ways than standard patterns may allow, which can be really refreshing!
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Veil stitch is a nice alternative to drop stitch that involves some specific wrapping to accomplish. Master this unique stitch with an easy-to-follow video tutorial in this post.
This heart-inspired wall hanging is a fun, quick way for knitters to add a geometric blast of color and texture to your walls without having to master a whole new fiber craft like macrame or weaving.
The Mod Maze Pillow features flat, center-out construction, which is a great way to learn techniques to help you level up your knitting skills.
If you’ve been knitting for a minute or two, you’ll have noticed that needle sizes can be confusing. To make all of our lives a little easier, I’ve put together this handy reference guide to help convert needle sizes and confirm that you’re using the right one for your project!
June pattern releases are interesting – you find some amazing, lighter weight patterns coming out this month! You often see accessories designed with more breathable materials, and lace panels featuring cute eyelet details abound. Why not try your hand at something new?
Parlez-vous pom pom? This wee blanket is so adorable, quick and easy to knit. You’ll find yourself cranking out a bunch of these for baby shower gifts galore!
Learn all about Mountain Meadow Wool’s Alpine yarn and enter to win a skein to try for yourself!
Tasked with designing a garment inspired by birthstones, I was excited to develop a custom motif that looks like pear-shaped rubies. Using a combination of easy increases and decreases, short rows, twisted stitches and more, you’ll be able to knit an elegant finished piece with this pattern.