Using Stitch Markers for Knitting and Crochet
Have you ever lost yourself in a pattern? Do you knit or crochet while watching TV or catching up on a movie on Netflix? Then you are definitely in need of stitch markers. Like the name suggested they are markers for reference in important places of a pattern. A stitch marker is a craft essential, whether you are a knitter or crochet. The small yet mighty accessories are used to mark important places in your pattern and they are as important as the knitting needles or crochet hook. They can help you keep your place in a pattern, assist with...
The Ultimate Guide to Knitting in the Round
Knitting in the round means expanding your repertoire. Once you have learned the basic stitches and created some flat items, it is time to try knitting tubular objects such as socks, sleeves, hats and more. It means knitting in the round, taking up projects that can be made seamlessly, and not knitting pieces and sewing them later. There are many ways to knit in a circle, but the tools are double-pointed and circular knitting needles. Knitters have their own preferences when choosing the knitting needles. Oftentimes a pattern recommends the needle size and yarn weight while leaving the choice of...
Knitting Flat or Circular - The Pros and Cons?
Knitting flat or circular, this question is on the minds of most knitters. It is important to understand the pros and cons to decide what suits you best. Most of us have learned to knit flat on a pair of straight single pointed knitting needles or the circular needles, creating our first scarf, shawl or afghan, you name it. At some point in our knitting journey, we move on to knit seamless items like socks or hats. For knitting in the round, we need to get our hands on double pointed (DPNs) or circular knitting needles. But, as we knit...
What You Should Know Before You Begin Crochet?
Crochet is a creative yarn craft that has so many health benefits. It keeps anxiety and depression at bay. Scientifically, it has been proven regular crocheting boost positive feelings among crafters. Before you begin crocheting, we have rounded a few things that you should know that will make crochet your choice of creative expression. You must be wondering if crochet is hard. The answer is, not really, every craft requires practice and time. The journey of each beginner crocheter is different, therefore what is easy to some may be difficult to others. But, as mentioned before practice you will get...