Free knitting patterns

03/19/2012

How much will your knitting shrink?

Pieces knitted in stockinette stitch will shrink more in length than in width during felting. To calculate how much your piece will shrink, knit a good-sized swatch and use this table to “do the math.”

03/15/2012

Lesson: Knitting Mohair

Working with mohair yarn can be a challenge. Because the yarn is so fuzzy and the fibers are clingy, the yarn will stick to itself as you knit, making it almost impossible to rip out. If you do have to rip, slowly unknit the piece stitch by stitch, using a sharp scissor to separate the furry halo if it gets stuck together. But be careful not to cut the core of the yarn!

03/14/2012

Lesson: Twisted stitches

Have you ever seen the instruction ktbl or k2tog-tbl (knit through the back loop) and wonder what, exactly “tbl” means? Ktbl stands for “knit through back loop.” Just as “pick up” and “pick up and knit” are somewhat confusing terminology, “knit through the back loop” can also be confusing, because each knit stitch has only one loop on the needle.

02/28/2012

Free Pattern: Pink Baby Hat

I designed this adorable hat to make use of two skeins of yarn I had, one was Aran-weight wool, the other was a furry novelty yarn.
A friend of mine was having a baby,and the two skeins of yarn became the perfect gift.

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