Knitting Fundamentals

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How to Buy Enough Yarn for Your Project

By Ashley Little
Most knitting patterns take the guesswork out of determining how to buy enough yarn for your project. But what if you're modifying the pattern a little, or even designing a pattern on your own? Even substituting yarn can result in a change in how many skeins you'll need to buy. Check out these tips for how to buy enough yarn for your project, whether you're modifying a pattern, substituting yarn, or designing your own pattern. Read more »

Bobble Like It’s Hot: How to Knit a Bobble Stitch

By Lisa Gutierrez
Knitted Bobbles

"Bobble" is not only a fun word to say, it is a fun technique to add 3-dimensional texture to your project. You can add bobbles to pretty much any item. The technique is less a stitch pattern and more an actual stitch. That is to say, you do the entire bobble "procedure" at a single point in your knitting. Does that sound complicated? I assure you, it is not!

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The Best Patterns for Knitting While Watching TV

By Ashley Little
Knitting Pattern for TV

We've all been there: you're dying to knit, but you're also dying to watch the latest episode of your favorite TV show. Our free time is precious, so combining two of our favorite pleasures makes sense. But if you don't choose the right knitting project, bad things can happen. Dropped stitches are lurking, waiting for you to look at the TV for just one second too long. Here's what to look for when choosing a knitting pattern to work on while watching TV, plus a few pattern suggestions to help you out!

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What’s Your Knitting Method and Style?

By Ashley Little
Wave Knit Rib Scarf

What knitting method and style did you choose when you learned to knit? Your answer will depend on who taught you to knit. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned knitter who wants to try something new, choosing a method and style can actually go a long way to improving your knitting -- and maybe even relieving some pain in your hands.

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Mix ‘n Match: Using Multiple Yarn Gauges in a Project

By Ashley Little
The rules of knitting say that if you use more than one skein of yarn for a project, the two skeins should be the same gauge. But here at Craftsy, we're rule-breaking knitting rebels. What would happen if we mixed two different gauges of yarn in one project? Read more »

To Wind or Not to Wind: How to Store Yarn

By Ashley Little
Balls of Yarn

It begins innocently enough. You become interested in knitting and collect a little basket full of yarn that hangs out by your couch. But as your love of knitting or crochet grows, so does your yarn collection. Before you know it, the producers of Hoarders are calling you at home, begging to feature your yarn stash on the show. Ok, maybe it's not that bad. But if you've moved beyond that basket of yarn, you probably need some tips on how to store your yarn for knitting and crochet

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No Super Powers Required: Knitting Colorwork for Beginners

By Ashley Little
A lot of knitters are freaked out by using multiple skeins of yarn. Are you one of those beginner knitters? Fear not! Colorwork doesn't always mean juggling 10 skeins of yarn while you follow a pattern that makes your head spin. There are multiple colorwork techniques out there, and not all of them require super knitting powers. Check out these 5 beginner-friendly tips for knitting colorwork and you'll be BFF with a new color technique in no time! Read more »