How to Bind Off Stitches in Knitting
Bind-off is the technique to smoothly complete knitting projects. When you get to the end of your knitting project, after the last row or round it’s time to bind off stitches. After you bind off, the project can be moved off the knitting needles. Binding off is an essential skill for any knitter to know, as it will secure the edge of your work so that it doesn’t unravel. Whether you work back and forth with single-pointed needles or circulars, you will need a method to bind off. Similarly, when working in the round with double-pointed needles or circulars, unless...
How to Knit Diagonally
Did you know there is a way to knit diagonally? You do not always knit back and forth or in the round; there’s an exciting way to knit diagonally. With your regular knitting needles and a few tricks, it is pretty easy to knit diagonally. It is best recommended for interesting-looking squares knit for flat patterns. Diagonal knitting is also known as Bias knitting. Bias knitting means you are just diagonally with your regular pair of knitting needles and yarn. Generally, the pattern is knit flat with either single-pointed needles or circular knitting needles. After you cast on stitches, you'll...
11 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It is a precious day to show how much you love, care and appreciate. It can be a day to gift something special for your Mom and other maternal personalities in your life such as a dear friend, a sister, an aunt, etc. If the gift is for a knitter or crocheter, the most loved gift would be something to do with their craft. A person who creates something with their own hands will certainly appreciate handcrafted knitting needles, crochet hooks and accessories. Even if your Mom aspires to get crafting then now...
Walkin’ on Sunshine - Free Knitting and Crocheting Patterns for Summer
Are you getting ready for summer? What better way to welcome the outdoor season than with fresh, inspiring crafting ideas? Just gather your favorite knitting needles in single-pointed, double-pointed, fixed circular or interchangeable circular or even needle sets. The same goes for crochet hooks, just gather single-ended crochet hooks. A Tunisian crochet hook will also do fine as long as you don’t attach the interchangeable cord. Our free crochet pattern takes a unique approach to the classic granny square, transforming it into a funky summer tee that's sure to turn heads. If knitting is more your style, check out our...