Sew a Zipper Onto Knitting or Crochet

Zippers are great closures for a lot of projects, but it can be a little daunting to approach how to sew a zipper onto a knitting or crochet project. The good news is, it’s a lot easier than you might think! Here I’m showing a knitting project but the process is the same if you […]

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How to Take Apart a Sweater

I was recently cleaning out my closet and found some things I didn’t want to keep but wanted to reuse the yarn, so I thought it would be a great time to show you how to take apart a sweater so you can use the yarn for something else. This is a handknit sweater shown […]

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How to Use All Your Yarn on a Project

If you’re trying to bust your yarn stash or just want to make a project as big as you can possibly make it with the yarn you have, these tips for how to use all your yarn on a project should help. While the photos (and one tip/reminder) are specific to knitting, these same ideas […]

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How to Use a Lifeline in Knitting

Knowing how to use a lifeline in knitting can be a big help when you are learning new skills such as lace or cables, or when working a complicated project that might be difficult to rip back. I’ve been working on a project with a somewhat complicated brioche pattern and I decided I had to […]

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How to Pick Up Stitches for Knitting

Knowing how to pick up stitches in knitting is an important step in making sure your projects are finished well. Whether you’re picking up stitches along the side of a heel flap to finish a sock or around the neck of a sweater or edge of a shawl to add finishing, this is one place […]

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