Long Tail Cast On Tutorial

Long Tail Cast On Video Tutorial

If you’re getting ready to start a new knitting project, chances are you are considering what cast-on method to use.  Often times the pattern does not specify what method to use, and there are many methods to choose from.  One of my favorite cast-on methods is the Long Tail Cast On.  This particular method provides […]

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How to Crochet a Bavarian Rectangle from I Like Crochet

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If you’ve been wanting to expand your crochet skills recently, then head to I Like Crochet‘s Stitch School! With the holidays approaching and 2015 right round the corner, now is a better time than ever to learn a new crochet stitch. In case you didn’t know, each and every issue of I Like Crochet features […]

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Choices in Stitch Repair: Tinking, Going Fishing, or Ripping

Special thanks to Mark Rougeux for this knitting tutorial.   Fixing a stitch, whether it be twisted, dropped, knitted instead of purled, or just plain old sloppy tension, doesn’t always work out as nicely as you might hope, especially if you discover it several rows later. Sometimes when knitting becomes rather mechanical, my mind tends […]

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The Diary of an AllFreeKnitting Intern: Confessions of a Novice Knitter

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Dear Yarnies, I have a confession to make. Just a few short months ago, I had no idea how to knit. My needles had remained buried in my closet for 11 years, as my Nana’s attempt to teach me had ended as a failed experiment. Then, this summer commenced with a new and exciting editing […]

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Tutorial: Using Circular Needles and DPN for Decreases in the Round

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Special thanks to Mark Rougeux for this knitting tutorial.   An article I wrote in July, 2014 prompted a reader to ask about decreasing using circular needles. Nicole Vieu wrote, “I would love a tutorial on using double pointed needles or magic loop for making a hat! I can knit in the round but I […]

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Practical Knitting: Laptop Sweater Tutorial

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If you’ve been looking for a practical yet unique way to protect your laptop, check out this attractive pattern from our friend and knitting guru, Mark Rougeux. Practical Knitting: Laptop Sweater Tutorial by Mark Rougeux   Practical knitting is something I vowed I would keep in mind when I started serious knitting. I won’t make […]

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Link Love: 13 Basket Weave Crochet Patterns

13 basket Weave Crochet Patterns

In my opinion, basket weave crochet patterns tend to get overlooked a little. That’s why I wanted to dedicate this Link Love to one of my all time favorites: 13 Basket Weave Crochet Patterns. I love how much texture this design can give a blanket, scarf, hat, etc. One thing I absolutely love about basket […]

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Using Bamboo Double-Pointed Needles for Cabling

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Special thanks to Mark Rougeux     Cabling needles come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They can make working with cables a joy or a curse, depending on how adept you are at handling them.   The needles are remarkably simple in their design. They are designed to temporarily hold a few stitches […]

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Fixing Twisted Picked-Up Stitches

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Special thanks to Mark Rougeux You’ve discovered a mistake! You’ve purled when you should have knitted, dropped a stitch, or perhaps you forgot to increase or decrease. If this happens and you discover it in the next row, it’s very easy to fix. You can just un-knit (tink) until you arrive at your mistake and […]

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