Six Tips for Teaching Kids to Knit at Home

Baby Milo with Knitting NeedlesBy Frances Earnshaw / Guest Posts, Knitter's Life / April 9, 2020 / 13 Comments

Do you have any kids that are home with you that might like to teach how to knit? Now may be the perfect time. Fiber artist Frances Earnshaw, who runs a successful kids’ learn-to-knit club at the school where she works in England, joins us to share her 6 best tips for teaching kids to knit at home.

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How Having a Growth Mindset Can Motivate You In Your Knitting

Growing plant sproutBy Liat Gat - Founder / Knitter's Life, Our Philosophy / September 27, 2019 / 24 Comments

People have discovered that success depends on hard work and attitude, not on any inborn qualities you may possess. Having a “growth mindset” like this can help motivate you in your knitting and life.

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Welcome, Milo Rafael! Born August 11, 2019

Milo Sleeping SoundlyBy Liat Gat - Founder / Liat's Story / September 4, 2019 / 159 Comments

I’d like to share with you the happy news that our son, Milo Rafael Garcia Gat, was born on August 11, 2019.
My husband, Juan Carlos, has decided to stay home and help with Milo and KnitFreedom so we can continue posting content and new videos. That’s very exciting for me!

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We’re Expecting! Liat Is Going on Maternity Leave

Group Pregnancy Wedding Photo 72219 San Pancho MexicoBy Liat Gat - Founder / Liat's Story / July 31, 2019 / 176 Comments

Wonderful news, dear KnitFreedom readers! It’s been a secret until now, but I’m pregnant! We are due on August 12th, and I will be going on maternity leave starting the day of this post. Candy, our lovely Customer Happiness Guru, will be here to help you.

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Sign Up for Our Newsletter Again

KnitFreedom Newsletter fan of sample emailsBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / July 4, 2019 / 6 Comments

The KnitFreedom newsletter is back! I’ve updated all the video links, added helpful photos, and revised all the text. To receive the improved series of 43 emails you got when you first joined KnitFreedom, enter your email address in this post.

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Best Knit Buttonhole: Tulips Buttonhole by TechKnitter

Tulips Buttonhole square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Advanced Knitting, Bind-Offs / June 4, 2019 / 13 Comments

The Tulips Buttonhole by TechKnitter is a perfectly-formed, sturdy knit buttonhole with even cast-on and bind-off edges. It is so worth learning to do. This post includes free video and step-by-step photo instructions.

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The Best Stretchy Bind-Off for Toe-Up Socks: Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO)

Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off on Super-Bulky Pink Knit SocksBy Liat Gat - Founder / Bind-Offs, Liat Interviews Others, Socks, Stretchy/Ribbed Bind-Offs, Toe-Up Socks / May 19, 2019 / 16 Comments

I recommend Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) for binding off on toe-up socks. It is easy to memorize, easy to do, stretchy, and fast. JSSBO works with any rib pattern (1×1, 2×2, etc.). Includes an interview with JSSBO inventor Jeny Staiman.

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New Customer Accounts, Classes, Videos Page, and Site Search are Ready!

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / April 3, 2019 / 14 Comments

Since my customers have been asking for a way to log into their accounts and see their classes easily since at least 2012, I’ve spent the past year making that possible. Now all customers can sign in to their accounts with one password and see their classes.

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How to Choose the Very Best Knitting Needles for Lace

Signature Needles Recommended Straight Needles Single Points Stiletto TipBy Liat Gat - Founder / Lace, Recommended Resources / March 29, 2019 / No Comments

For lace knitting, the first and only rule is this: make sure the needles you choose have sharp, tapered tips. Signature needles are my preferred brand of straight knitting needle for lace, while Addi Lace are my favorite circulars.

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ENTER TO WIN Ultimate Bundles Giveaway! Sewing, Knitting and Crochet, Embroidery Prizes and More – Ends November 26th, 2017

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / November 19, 2017 / No Comments

This Ultimate Bundles Giveaway has ended. Thank you so much for participating! Keep in touch at

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