Knitting a Provisional Cast-on

By Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons / December 21, 2010 / 21 Comments

A provisional cast-on is a cast-on that you take out later. It preserves your stitches as “live stitches” – loops ready to be placed on a needle and knitted at any time. The Crochet Provisional Cast-On is easy to do and as easy to remove when the time comes.

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Why Gauge Matters and Needle Size Doesn’t

Yarn and NeedlesBy Liat Gat - Founder / Gauge, Reading Knitting Patterns / December 17, 2010 / 15 Comments

In knitting as in so many other pursuits, results matter. Whether you use a pattern’s suggested needle size or not, if your gauge is off, your garment won’t fit. The reason for this is because different people knit differently given the same needles.

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How To Read A Knitting Pattern: Substituting Yarn Fiber and Weight

Gray Malabrigo Chunky skein square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Reading Knitting Patterns, Yarn / December 14, 2010 / 9 Comments

Don’t let not having the exact yarn called for in a pattern stop you from knitting that pattern! Here’s how to understand the yarn requirements of a pattern, and make substitutions in yarn brands, weight, and fiber.

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How To Read A Knitting Pattern: Size, Measurements, and Ease

Knitting pattern sweater schematic measurements sqBy Liat Gat - Founder / Reading Knitting Patterns / December 10, 2010 / 7 Comments

Choosing the right size of garment to knit when you begin your pattern involves understanding how measurements and ease work in knitting. Here’s how to understand the sizing section of your knitting pattern.

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Aspen Ice Lace Cowl – Designed Exclusively For Magnolia Handspun

By Liat Gat - Founder / Lace, New Patterns / December 7, 2010 / 16 Comments

Camilla Emond of Magnolia Handspun has asked me to create an exclusive pattern for this wonderful new yarn, which I was delighted to do. The result: a one-skein project for intermediate knitters that shows off the texture, color, and fiber mixture of bulky handspun yarn.

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Getting Turned Around (Purl Bumps on Outside) on Magic Loop

Getting turned around/inside out on Magic LoopBy Liat Gat - Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes, Magic Loop / December 5, 2010 / 5 Comments

When you notice purl bumps on the outside of your work, you’ve gotten turned around on Magic Loop. What happened was you forgot to go back to ready position at the end of the round. Here’s how to do it right.

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Getting Turned Inside Out… In More Ways Than One

Funny photo of a woman with an inside-out umbrellaBy Liat Gat - Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes, Magic Loop / December 3, 2010 / 14 Comments

When your Magic Loop knitting gets turned inside out, there’s a very easy fix. In life, it’s a bit harder.

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Interview With Bonnie D. Graham of BlogTalkRadio

Happy phone!By Liat Gat - Founder / Interviews with Liat / November 28, 2010 / No Comments
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Interview on KUTV2 News This Morning

By Liat Gat - Founder / Interviews with Liat / November 20, 2010 / 9 Comments

KNITFreedom was on the news! I showed KUTV 2News This Morning anchor Mary Nickles how to knit a super-bulky scarf. Here’s the news clip, the scarf pattern, plus: an upcoming exclusive design.

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How Knitting Saved My Life, and A Knitted Christmas Ornament

knit superman chartBy Liat Gat - Founder / Liat's Story / November 11, 2010 / 23 Comments

As I prepare for my first knitting-related interview, to be broadcast on, I’m realizing that there is a cool story behind KnitFreedom, and I wanted to share it with my lovely readers. I really believe in this business and as I try to succeed at teaching people to become Knitting Superstars over the Internet, it helps to remember why I started.

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