With patterns for ladies, teens, accessories and your home, we’ve gathered our favourite ten patterns for quick summer knits – and best of all, they’re all free! 1) This pretty Simple lacy shrug by Sarah Hatton is perfect for spring and summer days when you want to wear strappy tops and dresses but still need an extra [...]
On an earlier post about sock knitting, someone asked in the comments something to the effect of ‘how do you keep your handknit socks staying nice looking after you start wearing them?’ The answer, of course, is that you can’t. Unless you’re only knitting socks with the hardiest sheepswool knitted at a very firm gauge [...]
. . .when a good friend asks you to knit a baby garment for her good friend? Well, when I think about how much Rachael has made my transition to living in Mexico so easy, the answer is simply, “Of, course.” The challenge was finding a pattern that would work with my dwindling yarn stash. [...]
A wise friend told me a way to beat my “all over the place” knitting mindset was to cast on something new. Ah, this friend is so smart. It was exactly what I needed. That is not to say, that I did not like the projects I was working, but I needed something different. Something new [...]
I wanted to knit something that the elves would wear. I have been trying for this last age to knit this top, now that it is done and my quest is complete, my time in middle earth is over. This has been an epic quest for me. I can’t recall how many lacy underthings like [...]
Have you ever wanted to knit plain socks for yourself or someone in your family but you aren’t sure how to get started with the math? Henriette at Eddie’s Room has designed a super sock calculator that does all the math for you to work a toe-up sock in just about any size using Judy’s Magic Cast [...]
Happy Sunday to you! As the title implies, I have a finished item to show you. A new love to wrap up in. Shawl stats: Pattern: Cameo Yarn: KnitPicks Stoll Solids-Agate and Sunrise Fiber and Company-Orchid Needles: 5 3.75 m.m This shawl taught me so many things about perseverance. It was a lot of long rows [...]
Making your own cleaners is fun and it can also be cost-effective. While I don’t make all my own cleaners, I like to have a couple go-to recipes in my cleaning arsenal. I don’t use a disinfectant on every surface, but it’s great in bathrooms and when sickness is running its course through the house. [...]
When I first thought of writing this post, my initial inclination was to save this for another topic, but then I came to the conclusion– “why not write this as a Quick-Knit Tip?” I’m not really going to talk about knitting, but it involves yarn, it’s quick and it is a tip. So here goes… As I was [...]
If you’re a knitter who knits sweaters or shawls, or other items intended to fit either a large portion of your body, or to be worn over a portion of your body in a very fitted manner (sweaters apply here, also knee socks or long gloves), this means you’ve encountered the directive to pay attention [...]
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- Top ten free patterns for summer
- The thing about handknit socks
- What’s a knitter to do. . .
- Knitting lessons learned and loves…
- Knitty Surprises are Here
- A Quick Toe-Up Sock Calculator
- A Finished Object…
- DIY Homemade Cleaners:All-Natural Disinfecting Cleaner
- Mary’s Quick-Knit Tip: Create Some Yarn Art!
- Ask Mary – “Do I have to swatch?”
- Mary Lampley on Moebius Knitting – part 5
- clairvoyant on Moebius Knitting – part 5
- BofUnsob on White Caps Fingerless Gloves
- Moebius Knitting – part 5 | Mary Lampley - A Friend to Knit With on Moebius Knitting – part 4
- Moebius Knitting – part 4 | Mary Lampley - A Friend to Knit With on Moebius Knitting – part 3
- Chris on How Knitting Can Relieve Stress and Lower Blood Pressure
- Janet on How Knitting Can Relieve Stress and Lower Blood Pressure
- lindacee on Ask Mary: How do I pick up stitches?
- Irma on Drop Stitch Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern
- Tracy on Becoming a better knitter