Monday, March 11, 2019

Guide on how to do a knitted cast on


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The knitted casting on was the first one I learn how to do when I first stared knitting.  It is quite a good cast on as it doesn't unravel like a long tail cast on can if you drop a stitch on the first row, perfect for learning how to knit.  Though it can be slower than a long tail cast on. In this guide you will learn how to do a slip knot and how to do a knitted cast on step by step.   


Sunday, March 10, 2019

What's that stitch - stamen stitch

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Welcome to what's that stitch series! Stamen stitch is also called honey comb stitch which has quite a sturdy stitch that does not stretch easily.  It creates a texture that is just amazing with the detail in it and its so easy to knit!  It looks like little circles inside one another with dashes breaking them up.  Learn what this stitch is, how to do sand stitch and get few project ideas for using this stitch.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

What's that stitch - sand stitch



Welcome to what's that stitch series! Sand stitch creates a reversible stitch.  The right side is bit like a rib stitch while the back looks as though there are little stars on every 2nd stitch.  Learn what this stitch is, how to do sand stitch and get few project ideas for using this stitch.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

What's that stitch - basket stitch

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Wondering how to do basket stitch or what it is?  Basket stitch is not the same as basket weave, basket stitch creates creates a woven look where as basket weave creates a checkerboard like pattern.  Here is a quick guide how to do basket stitch, what it looks like and a few things you can make using basket stitch.

Friday, February 15, 2019

What's that stitch - oblique rib

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Welcome to what's that stitch series! Oblique rib creates a diagonal rib with a ripple through it, making it more interesting than plain rib.  Learn what this stitch is, how to do pique rib and get few project ideas for using this stitch.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Yarn weights



Learn about the standard sizes for yarn weights and the names for these which can vary depending on which country you live in. Here in New Zealand we tend to use ply while some countries have names for them. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 calendar printable - knitting and scenery

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2019 is here, start the year with a fresh new calendar! I thought i'd start the New Year off with creating two free 2019 calendar printables for you.  I've created two monthly calendars with different designs for you - a knitting calendar and a scenery calendar.  Each calendar has a cover and each page has a calendar along with a picture.

Monday, December 10, 2018

What's that stitch? Pique rib

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Welcome to what's that stitch series! Pique rib creates a broken up rib with a ripple through it, making it more interesting than plain rib.  Learn what this stitch is, how to do pique rib and get few project ideas for using this stitch.

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