Mistake Rib (or Man-Stitch): An Easy, Masculine Scarf, Plus Knitting for Men

Man with chunky mistake-rib scarf holding daughterBy Liat Gat - Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men, New Patterns / September 7, 2012 / 92 Comments

In a chunky yarn this is a perfect stitch for a guy’s scarf or sweater, and it’s super-easy – but not boring – to knit. Mistake Rib is a great pattern for beginners to practice recognizing knit and purl stitches.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Fleegle Heel

A closeup of the Fleegle HeelBy Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Socks, Toe-Up Socks / August 24, 2012 / 108 Comments

In December of 2006, a blogger known as Fleegle changed the knitting world when she published a no-holes toe-up heel formula on her blog. Since I discovered the Fleegle Heel, I’ve been making videos showing how to do it, writing patterns that use it, and helping the whole world learn to knit it.

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Meet Stephanie of Tiny Owl Knits – The Fairy Princess Of Knitting

Stephanie Dosen headshotBy Liat Gat - Founder / Liat Interviews Others / August 17, 2012 / 163 Comments
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Exclusive Video Tour Inside The Malabrigo Factory In Uruguay

By Liat Gat - Founder / Liat Interviews Others, World Travels, Yarn / August 11, 2012 / 158 Comments

Seeing is believing! In this exclusive video tour, you get to see inside the incredibly special world of Malabrigo Yarns and their factory in Uruguay.

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Picot Hem Bind-Off: The Cadillac Of Bind-Offs

gray fingering-weight sock cuff with the picot hem bind-offBy Liat Gat - Founder / Bind-Offs, World Travels / July 27, 2012 / 157 Comments

This bind-off combines three things you love about socks, but couldn’t have all together until now: a picot edge, a hemmed edge, and the ability to do it on toe-up socks. Here’s how to create a picot hemmed edge at the end of your knitting.

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Heel Flaps Are BACK – The New “Faux-Heel-Flap” Toe-Up Sock

Faux heel flap for toe-up socksBy Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Socks, Toe-Up Socks, World Travels / July 20, 2012 / 104 Comments

Wait – heel flaps are BACK? Yes, and better than ever. This integrated “faux” heel flap for toe-up socks lets you adjust for high insteps and more.

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A Perfect Detail: The Italian Cast-On

Italian cast-on edge on worsted turquoise yarnBy Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons, World Travels / July 14, 2012 / 94 Comments

The Italian cast-on makes a stretchy invisible edge that blends perfectly into 1×1 ribbing. You can use it to start any ribbed project, like the cuff of a mitten or the brim of a hat. It’s a beautiful detail that will change and refresh your (otherwise possibly boring) ribbed cuffs.

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How To Knit The Ultimate Mitten Thumb, & Two New Free Mitten Patterns

Red worsted-weight magic loop mittens with hands holding a green appleBy Liat Gat - Founder / Mittens, New Patterns, World Travels / July 7, 2012 / 64 Comments

Ever since I designed my first pair of mittens, I’ve tried to achieve the perfect mitten thumb. The key is picking up extra stitches around the thumb and then decreasing quickly. The included video tutorial shows you how.

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How To Pick Up Wraps On The Purl Side: Wrap and Turn

Cedar Leaf Shawlette thumbnailBy Liat Gat - Founder / Tips and Tricks, World Travels / June 30, 2012 / 40 Comments

If you use the same technique to hide purl wraps as you do to hide knit wraps, it doesn’t look good on the right side of the work. This is the very trick you need in order to pick up wraps on the purl side of your short rows and keep your work neat and tidy.

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NEW: Easy Felted Fair-Isle Bag Free Pattern… And World Travels

KnitFreedom Fair-Isle bagBy Liat Gat - Founder / New Patterns, World Travels / June 23, 2012 / 19 Comments

If you already know how to Fair-Isle knit, this bag will be a really quick knit. It’s knit in bulky yarn and the chart just flies by. If you are curious about learning to knit Fair-Isle, this is also a good beginner pattern for you. Felting is also a fun thing for beginners to learn.

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