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Best Knitting Tips For Newbies

It may be very tempting for beginner knitters to get excited in craft stores and want to buy the cool new fancy tools, but it may be best to start off simple. If you’ve never knitted before, you don’t even know if you’ll really enjoy it yet, so it’s smart not to spend too much money in the beginning. These are the best tools someone just learning to knit should use to practice with until they’re ready to advance.
Of course a beginner knitter needs plenty of yarn to practice with, so it’s recommended you find a basic inexpensive brand. Yarn in craft stores is going to be a little pricey because they most likely only carry the finest quality, but you can usually find pretty cheap yarn at thrift stores. You might also want to look into finding a local yarn shop which carries yarn of all varieties in all different price ranges. Keep in mind, a cheaper yarn won’t be super high quality and may be scratchy or rough, but it’s really great to practice different techniques with. […]

Most Popular Knitting Techniques

One of the best aspects of having knitting as a hobby is you never run out of projects or ideas. There are many different techniques knitters use to create various looks and textures, so the possibilities are endless!

These are just some of the most popular techniques used by experienced knitters to get you started on your beautiful creations.

The most basic knitting technique is cast on stitching, which is a method that involves creating a slipknot and then looping the yarn through the needle. The cast can be adjusted to create different patterns, elasticity and looks such as with a single, double or tubular cast on. […]

Best Types of Knitting Yarn

One of the many joys of being a knitter is having an array of yarn to choose from in multiple colors, textures and patterns to create any project you dream of. Types of yarn fall in two different categories, natural or synthetic.

A synthetic yarn is usually the more inexpensive of the two types and is made up of man made fibers which include nylon, polyester, acrylic or even microfiber. Synthetic yarn holds up really well after multiple washes, but it’s sometimes not the most comfortable. The synthetic fibers can get itchy and irritate sensitive skin, so you may want to refrain from using these types of yarn when knitting clothing. Many yarn companies these days have taken measures to soften synthetic fibers and make yarns that are more flexible and easy to care for. […]

Knitting Tips for Newbies

Want to start knitting and don’t know where to start? Knitting is a really fun and enjoyable hobby, but it can be a little overwhelming for those just learning. If you’re thinking about picking up the knitting needles, keep these helpful tips for beginners in mind!