How To Darn Socks and Fix Holes in Knitting

Darn Socks Repair Holes in Knitting Stabilize with Thread square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Knitwear Care / March 31, 2012 / 73 Comments

If you are wondering how to darn socks or fix holes in knitting, you’ve come to the right place. You can darn socks or mend any holes in knitting using this technique, and if you have matching yarn, you can make the repair completely invisible.

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Download The Aspen Ice Hat Pattern And Enter To Win Magnolia Handspun Yarn

Easy Knit Hat Aspen Ice Hat side view close upBy Liat Gat - Founder / Lace, News / March 3, 2012 / 219 Comments

The Magnolia Handspun giveaway is over, but you can still knit this gorgeous, chunky, winter hat worthy of the Aspen slopes. Designed by Camille Emond of Magnolia Handspun yarn, this free lace hat pattern is perfect for bulky handspun yarn.

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Watch Your Email – Magnolia Handspun Pattern and Yarn Giveaway This Saturday

pink and blue Magnolia Handspun Delphinium skeinBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / February 27, 2012 / 3 Comments
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Jared Flood Interview: Inside Brooklyn Tweed & Shelter

Jared Flood Sepia HeadshotBy Liat Gat - Founder / Knitting for Men, Liat Interviews Others, Yarn / January 20, 2012 / 316 Comments

Welcome to a world of pure American wool and gorgeous photography: Meet Jared Flood. The man behind Brooklyn Tweed scarf shares inspiration, design advice, and how he the developed unique color-palettes behind his new Shelter and Loft yarns.

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NEW: Free Super-Bulky Sock Pattern for Magic Loop, Toe-Up or Top-Down

Super-Bulky Magic Loop Socks - Malabrigo RastaBy Liat Gat - Founder / New Patterns, Socks, Toe-Up Socks, Top-Down Socks / December 23, 2011 / 2 Comments

In case you are madly trying to finish Christmas gifts, here is the gift that I fall back on year after year: super-bulky slipper-socks. Knit with one skein of super-bulky yarn, these toe-up socks can be made in about 5 hours.

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“30% Off Everything” Sale and Announcing the Brand-New E-Book “Intermediate Scarves and Stitches”

Intermediate Scarves and Stitches Video E-Book - gift-wrappedBy Liat Gat - Founder / Beginner Knitting, News / December 18, 2011 / 2 Comments

Now known as “Fearless Knitter,” this class was originally called “Intermediate Scarves and Stitches.” It is targeted towards beginning knitters who need foundational skills before moving on to knitting in the round and complex colorwork.

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FREE SAMPLE of Brioche Knitting Video E-Book

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / December 12, 2011 / 3 Comments
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Edge Treatments: How to Knit a Picot Hem

By Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons / December 2, 2011 / 12 Comments

Create a decorative hemmed edge at the beginning of your project: a clever row of k2togs and yarnovers creates “picots” where the fabric folds. This makes a decorative, finished edge where you would normally see the raw cast-on. Great for top-down socks.

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An All-Purpose Stretchy Bind-Off: The Yarnover Bind-Off

Cat doing a really big stretchBy Liat Gat - Founder / Bind-Offs / November 25, 2011 / 32 Comments

The yarnover bind-off, invented by Eunny Jang, is the easiest of the stretchy bind-offs. It uses yarnovers to add extra stitches in between the bind-off stitches. Learning this bind-off will make other, more complex bind-offs come more easily to you.

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How to Use a Pompom Maker To Make Huge, Puffy Pompoms

By Liat Gat - Founder / Decorative / November 18, 2011 / 4 Comments

While you can make a pompom without a specialized tool (and I show you how here), they come out big, fluffy, and perfect if you use a pompom maker. The directions for how to use a pompom maker can be hard to remember, so I made you this video as a reference.

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