Need for speed – How to knit faster Speed knitting isn’t for everyone. Some of us knit just for the joy and calm of the repetitive movement, the softness of the yarn and our wellbeing. That’s wonderful, keep it up, fellow knitters! And then there are some of us that always wants to go a … Read more Speed knitting: 12 tips on how to knit faster
How to knit stockinette stitch without purling? There are a lot of different techniques to try in knitting. Some you’ll love, and, some you’ll, well, not love that much … For me, it is the purl stitch. I really don’t like to purl! My purl rows always turn out a bit loose and my purling … Read more Knitting backward
No purl garter stitch in the round – is that even possible? No purl garter stitch in the round really is a thing – and I have tested two methods for doing it. After some reading and spending some time trying out the things I read, I’m now ready to share the results with you, … Read more No purl garter stitch in the round
How to pick yarn for my knitting project? There are a lot of yarn fibers, I mean it’s a jungle out there, so how are you supposed to know what kind of fiber or fiber blends to pick for your project? Well, that really is the million dollar question. But, keep calm, I’m going to do … Read more How to pick yarn for my knitting project?
14 facts about alpacas and alpaca yarn The alpaca really is a cutie. I mean, look at this adorable face …! It’s fiber is one of the silkiest and most versatile fibers found in nature. The fleece can be spun into alpaca yarn , fabulous for knitting. Is there no end to the awesomeness? If … Read more Alpaca yarn – 14 facts you didn’t know!
Why is merino wool the Knitters best friend? Merino wool yarn is wonderful to knit in! It’s soft and easy flowing on the needles. And it’s light and elastic and makes each stitch smooth and neat. Any stitch pattern looks stunning in a solid colored merino yarn. Merino is also a commonly used material amongst … Read more Merino Wool
How to measure gauge in knitting Gauge, or tension, is a very important measurement in knitting. The gauge is determined by how many stitches and rows the yarn get you to 4 inch or 10 centimeters, depending on which length system you use. Hold your measuring tape horisontal and count the stitches that fit in … Read more Measuring gauge
Smooth stockinette – how to fix uneven knitting stitches Is your stockinette stitch turning out a bit uneven or bumpy? Don’t worry, it happens to us all. And it’s not just a newbie thing! It’s frustrating when you spent a lot of time working on a project and it turned out great, besides that uneven … Read more Smooth stockinette stitch
How to prevent curling edges in stockinette stitch Have you ever wondered how to prevent curling edges for your knitted items? Then this post is for you! Curling lays in the nature of the stockinette stitch, it just the way it is. But, of course, there are some hacks for a non-curl knitted fabric. Nothing … Read more Prevent curling edges in stockinette