How To Get Away With Not Planning

By Liat Gat - Founder / Gauge, Knitter's Life / November 2, 2010 / 2 Comments
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The Magic Of A Plain Garter-Stitch Scarf

By Liat Gat - Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men, Learn to Knit / October 28, 2010 / 26 Comments

On the plane to New York City, the most gorgeous guy sat next to me. When he asked, “What are you knitting?” I explained that this was a beginner scarf and that anyone can learn to knit. It took him about five minutes to say, “Okay, so show me.”

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Free iPhone Cozy Pattern

By Liat Gat - Founder / Knitting in the Round, Magic Loop, New Patterns / October 20, 2010 / 12 Comments

Here’s a quick and easy pattern for a perfectly-fitting iPhone cozy pattern — a great way to use up leftover sock yarn, practice Magic Loop, and protect your precious screen. It even features a slot to plug in the phone.

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The Best Circular Needles For Magic Loop

By Liat Gat - Founder / Magic Loop, Recommended Resources / October 16, 2010 / 46 Comments

You really only need one piece of equipment to start learning Magic Loop: a 40– to 47-inch-long circular needle in a medium size, say, US size 7 or 8. Here are the brands I recommend.

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The 5 Best Knitting Books Of All Time

Knitter's Book of YarnBy Liat Gat - Founder / Recommended Resources / October 12, 2010 / 11 Comments

I’ve compiled a list for you of the very best knitting books I’ve enjoyed throughout the years. Each book is enjoyable to read, beautiful to look at, and guaranteed to teach you something new.

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Magic Loop 2.0 – Adapting Patterns, Purling, and Avoiding Ladders

Purling on Magic Loop square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Magic Loop / October 8, 2010 / 35 Comments

You can adapt any knitting-in-the-round pattern to use Magic Loop. Other tips in this post include: how to purl on Magic Loop.

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When You Run Out Of Tail – Tricks For Casting On And Weaving In Short Ends

By Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons, Finishing, Tips and Tricks / October 3, 2010 / 4 Comments

Sometimes, when casting on tons of stitches you run out of tail right before end. Don’t worry – you do not have to start your long-tail cast-on over. Use the backwards-loop cast-on or any short-tail cast-on to add the last few stitches.

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FREE Learn to Knit Video Class

By Liat Gat - Founder / Beginner Knitting, Learn to Knit / October 2, 2010 / 2 Comments

Announcing our free Learn-to-Knit video class. This class is free for subscribers to KnitFreedom. It contains 10 easy-to-follow, close-up, high-quality videos showing you everything you need to know to knit your first scarf, plus avoid beginner knitting mistakes.

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The Fastest Way to Count Stitches And Rows In Knitting

By Liat Gat - Founder / Basic Knitting Techniques, Knit Faster / September 29, 2010 / 23 Comments

Counting stitches and rows in knitting is key to knowing where you are, what you’ve done, and how to get back on track if you get lost, which happens to the best of us. Here I show you the easiest and most efficient way to keep track in knitting.

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Knitting While Horseback Riding

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / September 26, 2010 / 4 Comments

Having my hands occupied on an easy knitting project really helps me enjoy and appreciate things that move slowly, like the Colorado scenery.

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