FREE Toe-Up Sock Knitalong – June 2020

By Liat Gat - Founder / Knitalongs, Toe-Up Socks, Two-at-a-Time Knitting / May 20, 2020 / 6 Comments
Our first KnitFreedom knitalong. We will be knitting a pair of worsted-weight toe-up socks, two-at-a-time on Magic Loop. One lucky knitter will get live Zoom sessions with me to answer all their questions. Learn more and join here. Read Post »

Six Tips for Teaching Kids to Knit at Home

Baby Milo with Knitting NeedlesBy Frances Earnshaw / Knitter's Life / April 9, 2020 / 12 Comments
Do you have any kids that are home with you that might like to teach how to knit? Now may be the perfect time. Fiber artist Frances Earnshaw, who runs a successful kids’ learn-to-knit club at the school where she works in England, joins us to share her 6 best tips for teaching kids to knit at home. Read Post »

How a Growth Mindset (or Lack of One) Can Make or Break Your Knitting Success

Child playing with puzzleBy Liat Gat - Founder / Knitter's Life / September 27, 2019 / 24 Comments
A “growth mindset” is the idea that the success you have depends on how hard you work, not on any inborn qualities you may possess. A growth mindset in knitting means you’re not afraid to make mistakes. In fact, you know that it is a part of the process of becoming a Knitting Superstar. Read Post »

Welcome, Milo Rafael! Born August 11, 2019

Milo Sleeping SoundlyBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / September 4, 2019 / 159 Comments
I’d like to share with you the happy news that our son, Milo Rafael Garcia Gat, was born on August 11, 2019. My husband, Juan Carlos, has decided to stay home and help with Milo and KnitFreedom so we can continue posting content and new videos. That’s very exciting for me! Read Post »

We’re Expecting! Liat Is Going on Maternity Leave

Group Pregnancy Wedding Photo 72219 San Pancho MexicoBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / July 31, 2019 / 176 Comments
Wonderful news, dear KnitFreedom readers! It’s been a secret until now, but I’m pregnant! We are due on August 12th, and I will be going on maternity leave starting the day of this post. Candy, our lovely Customer Happiness Guru, will be here to help you. Read Post »

Sign Up for Our Newsletter Again

KnitFreedom Newsletter fan of sample emailsBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / July 4, 2019 / 6 Comments
The KnitFreedom newsletter is back! I’ve updated all the video links, added helpful photos, and revised all the text. To receive the improved series of 43 emails you got when you first joined KnitFreedom, enter your email address in this post. Read Post »

Best Knit Buttonhole: Tulips Buttonhole by TechKnitter

Tulips Buttonhole square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Advanced Knitting, Bind-Offs / June 4, 2019 / 13 Comments
The Tulips Buttonhole by TechKnitter is a perfectly-formed, sturdy knit buttonhole with even cast-on and bind-off edges. It is so worth learning to do. This post includes free video and step-by-step photo instructions. Read Post »

The Best Stretchy Bind-Off for Toe-Up Socks: Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO)

Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off on Super-Bulky Pink Knit SocksBy Liat Gat - Founder / Bind-Offs, Liat Interviews Others, Socks, Stretchy/Ribbed Bind-Offs, Toe-Up Socks / May 19, 2019 / 16 Comments
I recommend Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for binding off on toe-up socks. It is easy to memorize, easy to do, stretchy, and fast. JSSBO works with any rib pattern (1×1, 2×2, etc.). Includes an interview with JSSBO inventor Jeny Staiman. Read Post »

New Customer Accounts, Classes, Videos Page, and Site Search are Ready!

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / April 3, 2019 / 14 Comments
Since my customers have been asking for a way to log into their accounts and see their classes easily since at least 2012, I’ve spent the past year making that possible. Now all customers can sign in to their accounts with one password and see their classes. Read Post »

How to Choose the Very Best Knitting Needles for Lace

Signature Needles Recommended Straight Needles Single Points Stiletto TipBy Liat Gat - Founder / Lace, Recommended Resources / March 29, 2019 / No Comments
For lace knitting, the first and only rule is this: make sure the needles you choose have sharp, tapered tips. Signature needles are my preferred brand of straight knitting needle for lace, while Addi Lace are my favorite circulars. Read Post »

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