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Knitting a Seamless Sweater on Circular Knitting Needles

Knitting a Seamless Sweater on Circular Knitting Needles

Knitting a seamless sweater is a rite of passage for a knitter stepping into the beautiful world of garment making. If you’ve knit with circular needles, chances are you are a true fan of knitting seamlessly. You do not have to plan out seaming techniques or worry about the extra work. The knitting needles are ideal for all kinds of projects, whether you knit back and forth or in the round. Knitting in the round with circular needles makes sure that there are no seams. You continue to craft without stopping but take a break to join the yarn whenever...

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The Art of Knitting Lacework with Wooden Knitting Needles

The Art of Knitting Lacework with Wooden Knitting Needles

The delicate and intricate art of knitting lacework is loved by knitters both new and seasoned. Lace knitting involves creating patterns with holes or eyelets, forming delicate and ethereal designs. While knitting needles come in various materials, wooden knitting needles have gained popularity among lacework enthusiasts for their unique characteristics that enhance the knitting experience. In this blog, we will delve into the world of knitting lacework with wooden knitting needles and explore the advantages they offer to crafters. Getting Started with Lace Knitting  Lace knitting is a captivating form of art that showcases beauty through simplicity. Traditionally, lace patterns...

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Is it easier to knit top-down or bottom-up?

Is it easier to knit top-down or bottom-up?

When it comes to knitting sweaters, two popular techniques stand out: top-down and bottom-up; each approach has its unique advantages and considerations, especially concerning the final fit, seamlessness, and overall construction process. Let's delve into the intricacies of these techniques and their impact on your knitted creations while keeping your trusty knitting needles at the ready. What does Top-down and Bottom-up Knitting mean?   Top-down knitting involves starting from the neckline or shoulders and knitting downward to the hem by increasing your stitch count evenly and in the round. This method allows you to try on the sweater as you go....

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How to Crochet In the Back Loop (BLO)

Crocheting through the back loop only, abbreviated as "BLO" is a technique that adds texture and dimension to your crochet work. In crochet, when you insert the crochet hook through the back loop of the stitch, you create ridges on the front side of your fabric, giving it a unique look. This technique is commonly used for ribbing, cuffs and other textured elements in crochet projects. Let's dive deeper into the concept of crocheting through the back loop only and explore its benefits and applications. You can work with any of your regular crochet hooks in any size or material...

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