Charity knitting blog

Knitting for Change. Discussion: Building a Knitting Community. Knitters have a unique chance to build community and foster collaboration and friendship through our craft. This essay looks into the possibilities for using our needles and yarn toward those goals. Knitting Lesson 1: The Knit Stitch. In this lesson you will learn how to get stitches […]

New Online Knitting Circle

In the wake of a bitter presidential election, it can be hard to remember that there are many things all Americans agree about, and many ways we can work together to make this world a better place. When I heard the results of the election, I felt completely drained. Writing letters to my representatives, sending […]

Lesson: Learn to Knit

Garter stitch is the easiest stitch in knitting. In this lesson, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make a garter stitch scarf and hat. Holding the Yarn and Needles There are many ways to hold the yarn and needles in knitting, but the Continental method is the one I prefer. It works well […]

Pattern: Garter Stitch Scarves and Origami Hat

Pattern: Garter Stitch Scarves and Origami Hat This easy scarf and hat set makes a perfect gift for someone homeless, or anyone needing an extra bit of warmth on a cold winter day. For washability, the black and multi-colored scarf is made out of a machine washable wool/acrylic blend. For an extra bit of luxury, […]

Sharing Your Knitting

The Snuggles Project was founded in 1996 to do something to help comfort all of the unfortunate animals who end up in shelters. Many times these are kittens and puppies born because pet owners are not responsible and don’t spay and neuter their pets. Other times, families move, lose jobs, or find themselves in other unfortunate situations […]

Garter Stitch Dog Jacket by Annie Modesitt

Guest designer Annie Modesitt has contributed this cute garter stitch dog jacket pattern. Annie is working on a book called Men Who Knit (and The Dogs Who Love Them…). Keep your eyes open for it at your local yarn shop later this year, but in the meantime, you can get a sneak peek on Annie’s web […]

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