The (AWESOMENESS) Of Owning A Knitting Machine

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If you love to knit, you have probably at one stage or another considered purchasing a home knitting machine. Owning a knitting machine is awesome as it allows you to churn out garments in no time at all and thus saves you loads of time. If you are knitting for profit, then owning a knitting … Read more The (AWESOMENESS) Of Owning A Knitting Machine

Free Knitting Patterns and How To Knit For Beginners

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Knitting has been around for centuries, and strangely enough, in the past, more men could knit than women. Times, however, have changed and now more and more women are the ones who are looking for free knitting patterns and instructions online. In this article I cover: What Is Knitting Some Basic Knitting History Why I … Read more Free Knitting Patterns and How To Knit For Beginners

What Is Rubber Stamping

Because I love everything crafty, I thought I would give rubber-stamping a try, and it looks great on my scrapbooking pages. So what is rubber stamping. This technique is often overlooked but is a cheap and enjoyable way to make your artwork pop. I love doing a rubber stamp and before the ink dries sprinkling … Read more What Is Rubber Stamping

Old Fashioned Baby Jacket Knitting Pattern

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This is a pretty and dainty old fashioned baby jacket knitting pattern. It is not that difficult but is not knitted with thick needles so will take a while to do. This pattern comes in two sizes. The main stitich used is stocking stitch and then a lace stitch around the bottom of the jacket. … Read more Old Fashioned Baby Jacket Knitting Pattern

Candle Making Kits You Will Love

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Candle making is an age-old art and remains to be a popular craft. With all the load shedding we are experiencing in South Africa, now would be a great time to learn how to make candles so that you aren’t left in the dark. Here are some great candle making kits, as well as a … Read more Candle Making Kits You Will Love

The History Of Embroidery

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Let’s take another look at embroidery and also take a look at the history of embroidery, as although it is not as popular as it used to be in our grandmother’s day, it is still used and nowadays we even have wonderful machines to speed up the process for us. What Is Embroidery? For those … Read more The History Of Embroidery

Easy Knitting Stitches To Start Your Knitting Journey With

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If you are new to knitting you will be wanting to learn the easy knitting stitches first before you venture on to the more challenging ones. The good news is that once you have mastered the garter stitch, the rest will come easily. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you buy … Read more Easy Knitting Stitches To Start Your Knitting Journey With

An Introduction To Brioche Knitting

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I only first heard about Brioche Knitting about three weeks ago, and since have been scrambling for more information so that I could try this technique out for myself. I found it quite a frustrating stitch to learn in the beginning, but now that I am getting into it, I think I am ready to … Read more An Introduction To Brioche Knitting

Two Color Knitting – How?

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In this post let’s look at two color knitting and how to make sure the joins are neat and tidy. This type of knitting is also known as block knitting or Intarsia knitting. The trick is to get it to look neat. This post may contain affiliate links. Two Color Knitting If you don’t twist … Read more Two Color Knitting – How?

Knitted Kitten Pattern – Cute And Cuddly

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This fluffy knitted kitten pattern is worked throughout in reverse stocking stitch. It’s a soft and fluffy gift that’s easy to knit up quickly. Molly Goddard is the pattern designer. This post may contain affiliate links. She has a lovely paperback (above) that can be purchased online with a great selection of knitted toys to suit … Read more Knitted Kitten Pattern – Cute And Cuddly

Free Knitting PAT – Footballer Teddy

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Here is another free knitting pat for you to try. It’s a tough-looking footballer teddy with a removable scarf and knitted in boots and socks. But never mind he is a real softy at heart. Your grandsons would love to find this in their Xmas stocking. Free Knitting Pat How To Make The Teddy Size: … Read more Free Knitting PAT – Footballer Teddy

How To Control Tension In Knitting

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Even if you can’t wait to get started on that new knitting pattern, make sure that your tension measures up with this 3 step guide to help you to control your tension in knitting. Every knitting pattern has a tension guide, which is usually given using stocking stitch. This guide is the most important factor in … Read more How To Control Tension In Knitting