Add Duplicate Stitch to Knitting Projects

Duplicate stitch is one of those things that I don’t use that often but whenever I do I’m reminded of how much I like it. It’s an easy way to add little details to a knitting project after the knitting is done. You can also use it to stitch larger graphics so you don’t have […]

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Flat Heart Knitting Pattern

This heart knitting pattern was available a long time ago on my About.com Knitting website, then when the name changed to the Spruce it was still available for a while, but it isn’t any more. A reader requested the pattern so I’m happy to share it again with more step-by-step instructions. The pattern is intended […]

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How to Work a Three Needle Bind Off

The three needle bind off is an easy way to join knitting with live stitches on both ends or with stitches in a loop or a circle like the end of a sock toe. When a provisional cast on is used you can pull back to the live stitches at the beginning of the work […]

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Easy Snowman Knitting Pattern

This easy snowman knitting pattern can be worked on a circular knitting machine or by hand. I knit the snowman’s body with a machine and then knit the accessories by hand, but you can do any combination depending on what you have available. Knitting a Snowman on a Circular Knitting Machine I’m in a couple […]

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Stranded Knit Coffee Cup Sleeve

This knit coffee cup sleeve with Christmas trees uses stranded knitting and three colors to make a cozy and insulating design. Practice Stranded Knitting on a Small Scale I love little projects like this knit coffee cup sleeve as a way to practice new-to-you techniques. My Christmas tree coffee cup cozy is a great first […]

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Knit Gift Ideas to Make

There are some many options for knit gift ideas to make for friends and family, but I wanted to collect some of my favorite knitting patterns from the blog to give you some ideas of things that are pretty fast and easy to knit but also useful for the recipient. Knit Scarves and Cowls Probably […]

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