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4 Tricks to Fix Tight Stitches on Circular Knitting Needles

Knitting is fun. It’s exciting to make something by hand. However, when you are learning, it can also make you a bit tense. You want everything to come out perfectly. You might find yourself gripping the knitting needles intensely and pulling the yarn tight. You’re concerned that the stitches will fall off, so you’re being extra careful. When this occurs, your knitting may become too tight and the stitches can be harder to work. Relax! Take a breath and remember: Knitting is forgiving. Approach the craft with a gentle spirit and it will reward you many times over. In the...

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How to Knit the Loop Stitch?

The loop stitch is a beautiful textured stitch. It is a great knitting technique to add volume to any project. With any knitting needles you can knit the loops. The stitch creates fur-type texture on a stuffed animal, makes a scarf look glamorous, is a handy dishcloth, a beautiful cushion or headband or even a warm rug. The loop stitch is easy to learn as long as you have some basic knitting skills, such as understanding knitting needle sizes, yarn that goes with it, etc. Expand your knitting repertoire, as in this blog post we’ll take you through the steps...

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How to Crochet a Scarf?

A scarf is a very fun crochet pattern. Simple, yet creative, it is the right challenge for a beginner or even an advanced crochet artist. All you need is a crochet hook and you have the chance to practice the basic stitches and a chance to use up some yarn stash. It feels like heaven on a cold winter day, and even on not-so-cold days; you can also just use it to add some glamor to your outfit. It can also be a handmade gift to a loved one. A pattern can be easily knit as well as crocheted. In...

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Mastering Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet is a very beautiful technique. It combines the attributes of two techniques:  the simplicity of crocheting with the aesthetics and options for knitting. This technique opens new possibilities for designs and patterns that are only possible with Tunisian crocheting. Another name for Tunisian crochet is Afghan Crochet. There is no difference between the two. The yarn, Tunisian crochet hooks and accessories required are the same. How Tunisian Crocheting is different?  Tunisian crochet is easy to learn and master with the right tools. The right tool being the Tunisian crochet hook, which is longer than regular crochet hooks and...

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