My Backstory – How I Got Started As a Video Knitting Instructor

Liat Gat TV tourBy Liat Gat - Founder / Liat's Story / October 12, 2020 / 10 Comments

I credit knitting with saving my life, as it was the instigator for getting me out of eating disorder treatment and connecting me with a pure and positive outlet for recovery.

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Introducing Mary Claire Phillips, KnitFreedom’s New Knitting Expert

Mary Claire profile pic square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / September 14, 2020 / 16 Comments

I’m so excited to introduce to you the newest member of our family, Mary Claire Phillips. Texan expat and resident of Washington, D.C., Mary Claire is joining the KnitFreedom team as our new Knitting Expert.

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Our Mission: To Help Retirees Become Knitting Superstars

Woman with yarn balls on her headBy Liat Gat - Founder / Our Philosophy / August 26, 2020 / No Comments

KnitFreedom was created with one goal in mind: Help knitters over the age of 65 become Knitting Superstars. Why focus on knitters over age 65? Because that is where our website can make the biggest difference.

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Is Now a Good Time to Learn Continental Knitting?

By Liat Gat - Founder / Continental Knitting / August 10, 2020 / 20 Comments

A Knitfreedom student recently asked, “Hi Liat, I’m still doing what I learned as a child 60+ years ago :), wrapping the yarn around the needle with my right hand. Would this be a good time for me to learn Continental?” I say, “YES!” and here’s why.

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Slew Of New Videos Plus Knitting Topics Pages

Array of knitting topics pages in a fan - KnitFreedomBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / July 29, 2020 / 31 Comments

This month I’ve created 7 new videos based on readers’ questions. Use these to hone your Magic Loop and Toe-Up sock skills. Plus, we have new Knitting Topics pages for you to easily find our most important blog posts, videos, and recommended resources.

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Common Beginner Mistake: Forgetting to Move Your Yarn

Seed stitch mistake - funky stitchesBy Liat Gat - Founder / Beginner Knitting, Fix Knitting Mistakes / July 20, 2020 / 17 Comments

Recently, a beginning knitter wrote me asking about the confusing mess of yarn on her stitches. Simply put, she had forgotten to move the yarn to the front for purling and to the back for knitting.

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Lifelong Learning And A Move to Mexico

Liat and Milo at Playa Los Muertos 11320 cropped squareBy Liat Gat - Founder / Liat's Story / July 13, 2020 / 73 Comments

It’s been so long since I shared something personal (apart from my surprise “I’m-married-and-having-a-baby” post) that I realize it’s time to get back to it. So here’s what’s been going on since I last blogged about my life.

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Ladder-Back Jacquard Tutorial – Solution for Fair-Isle Knitting Floats – Guest Post by Krystal Stoll

Brewing Magic Ladder Back Jacquard TutorialBy Krystall Stoll - Guest Blogger / Advanced Knitting, Color Knitting, Fair-Isle Knitting / June 27, 2020 / 2 Comments
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Farewell Candy, Welcome Elias!

Candy and EliasBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / June 24, 2020 / 61 Comments

Candy, our lovely customer happiness guru, has decided to move on to new projects and will be leaving the KnitFreedom team. Please wish her well! Also, welcome to Elias, the newest member of our team, who will be taking on customer service questions and continuing our mission of customer happiness.

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FREE Toe-Up Sock Knitalong – June 2020

By Liat Gat - Founder / Knitalongs, Toe-Up Socks, Two-at-a-Time Knitting / May 20, 2020 / 27 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.

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