Knitters know that any time you take on a project, you'd better be ready to learn something new. That's just the way creativity works. And as a self-taught knitter, I've experienced my share of struggles over the years. (Why does stockinette curl like that? Why are my edges so sloppy when everyone else's seem so neat?) So, without further fuss, here are six top tips I wish I'd learned sooner.
Marie Kondo would probably approve of knitting. After all, you only need three simple things to do it: needles, a ball of yarn, and a pair of scissors. So minimalist!
We're on a mission to make you a knitter! From choosing needles and yarn, to casting on and making stitches, everything you need to know is right here.
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This super squishy cowl is perfect for practicing your basic knitting skills.
Your Next Project Is Here!
Mistakes Happen, Don’t Give Up!
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Knitting is calming, creative, and easy! It’s even more enjoyable when you stitch along with your kids. Kristy Glass and her daughter, Olive, love knitting together. Follow along with them as they show you how to start knitting and make your first project, a magic “pouch of possibilities.” From casting on to binding off, they’ll guide you step by step — and have a few laughs along the way.
Select the perfect pattern and follow it with confidence! Learn how to read knitting patterns for cleaner, more accurate projects.
Do you suffer from second sock syndrome (when you knit one sock and never quite get around to finishing the second one)? You’re not alone. Join expert Kate Atherley and discover a more efficient way to knit socks so that when you’re done, you have two instead of one! Whether you prefer top-down or toe-up, you’ll learn how to knit two socks at the same time and modify any pattern for this time-saving method.