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Mastering The Slip Slip Knit (SSK) Decrease Technique

Knitting is a timeless craft that offers a bundle of techniques to explore and master. One such technique is the slip-slip knit (SSK), widely used to create symmetrical decreases in knitting patterns. Whether you are a seasonal knitter or an experienced enthusiast looking to expand your skills, learning the slip-slip decrease technique is essential. While there are many ways to decrease stitches and reduce the stitch count in the row or round than the previous knit row or round, SSK is a very common decrease in technique. Whether you are working on a pair of socks with a set of...

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5 Irresistible Summer Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Men

When it comes to knitting and crocheting, you might think it's all about making cute stuff for women or babies. But fashion is evolving, and handknit and crocheted clothes for guys are finally getting the attention they deserve. People are realizing that fashion has no rules when it comes to gender. Everyone should be able to express themselves by crafting their garments with crochet hooks or a pair of knitting needles, no matter who they are. Summer is the best time to pursue your creativity and get into crafting something that you have never done before. Not just designing patterns,...

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Casting On for Knitting in the Round

Knitting in the round opens a world of possibilities for creating seamless garments, creative accessories, and beautiful and unique designs. Whether you're a novice or an experienced knitter, understanding the essential technique of casting on for knitting in the round is crucial. For beginners, you have tried a lot of flat knitting and have yet to dare to make a round knitting project. This blog is for you guys. You can add shape to your projects by increasing or decreasing stitches. Experts say that you should cast on double the stitches as you require to achieve the final length. In...

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How to Bind Off with Picot Edging

How to Bind Off with Picot Edging

Picots are a beautiful embellishment to your knitting and crochet projects. Along with adding to the decorative element it can be very functional to bind off stitches and take them off your knitting needles. Binding off with a picot edge is a lovely way to add a decorative finish to your knitted or crocheted project. The picot edge creates small, decorative loops along the edge of your work. Before starting the picot bind off, make sure you have enough yarn to complete the bind off and secure the final loop. Our previous guide on how to bind off stitches on...

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