5 Ways To Improve Your Knitting

Things new knitters don’t do (that maybe they should) I have noticed a few things that experienced knitters do, but new knitters may not have learned yet. These are 5 easy ways to improve your knitting! Using your swatch for more than measuring gauge Getting to know your yarn and fibers properly Knitting on multiple … Read more

How to knit a diagonal rectangle

Easy pattern: How to knit a diagonal rectangle A rectangle knitted diagonally, also known as a corner to corner rectangle, is super easy to do. At first, it can be a bit confusing but once you understand how the rectangle is shaped it’s a breeze! This type of rectangle is great for knitting throw blankets, … Read more

Knitting a Diagonal Square

How to knit a diagonal square (aka a corner to corner square) Knitting a diagonal square (from corner to corner) is a basic knitting technique that’s good to know. It’s a favorite technique of mine and I often use it for dishcloths (I only use my handknit dishcloths from recycled cotton) but also for knitting … Read more

Rib Knit Stitch

The simplest rib stitch patterns Rib stitch is a knitting stitch pattern built up of columns of knit and purl stitches that produces a stretchy fabric that doesn’t curl, useful for example cuffs.  This technique is commonly used in knitting, especially for garments like hats, socks and sweaters to stop the knit fabric from rolling … Read more

Knitting Supplies for Beginners

Best Knitting Supplies for Beginners – What do you really need? As an Amazon Associate and member of LoveCrafts affiliate program, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. There are plenty of nifty and pretty knitting supplies available. But do you need all these sometimes quite pricey gadgets when you’re … Read more