The Five Immutable Laws of Business, Knitting, and Life, According to Liat Gat

Crochet number 5By Liat Gat - Founder / Our Philosophy / November 15, 2017 / 63 Comments

Here are seven things I believe in more than anything else. These seven rules have helped me guide my life, monitor my actions, and let me know what I should do in tricky situations.

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I’m Back!

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / November 8, 2017 / 25 Comments

Hello lovely darling followers and blog readers, Liat Gat is back! Yes, that’s right, at long last, after a long, much-needed, and much-appreciated hiatus, I’m back at the helm of KnitFreedom and ready to take it wherever it’s going to go next.

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What To Do When You Have A High Instep – Tips for Using KnitFreedom’s Faux Heel Flap Toe-Up Sock Pattern

By Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Socks, Toe-Up Socks / June 20, 2017 / 45 Comments

This tip is for sock-knitters who are following my high-instep toe-up sock pattern. It explains how to easily use my pattern for Toe-Up Faux-Heel-Flap Socks to make a bigger instep than you normally can with basic Fleegle-heel or other toe-up sock patterns.

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Liat Gat Takes Hiatus

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / May 19, 2015 / 52 Comments

Dear readers, I have to take a leave of absence from KnitFreedom due to a family emergency. The upcoming lace class will be temporarily canceled. Thank you for your understanding!

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Enter to win a $250 Gift Certificate to Signature Needle Arts

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / May 11, 2015 / 914 Comments

Signature Needles are my favorite straight needles and the official straight needle of KnitFreedom. This $250 gift certificate giveaway has ended, but you can find all their great needles at

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9 Top-Rated Lace-Knitting Projects for Beginners

By Liat Gat - Founder / Lace / May 6, 2015 / 2 Comments

9 pure beginner lace patterns, featuring Jared Flood designs and more. Easy lace scarves and shawls are perfect for beginning lace knitters. Join our easy lace Pinterest board for more projects.

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4 Characteristics That Make A Lace Pattern Easy Or Hard

Morgenrot pattern by Herbert Niebling – a charted pattern knitted in the roundBy Liat Gat - Founder / Lace / May 4, 2015 / 32 Comments

When you’re looking at a lace pattern and seeing if you want to knit it, check these 3 things: Is it knitted (a) flat or (b) in the round? Does it have (a) written directions or (b) charted directions? Does is use (a) thick yarn or (b) thin yarn? These will help you decide how hard or easy a lace pattern is.

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See Liat Gat Teach and Speak at the 2015 Knitters’ Guild Camp in New South Wales, Australia

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / May 1, 2015 / 2 Comments

I had to cancel my keynote speaking engagement in New South Wales due to a family emergency. Thank you so much to the Knitters’ Guild for inviting me to this special honor, I hope the camp turned out great anyway!

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Feast Your Eyes – 11 Gorgeous Lace Projects to Inspire You

Silvermist Lace Bath Set by Romi HillBy Liat Gat - Founder / Lace / April 30, 2015 / 24 Comments

Here are 11 hand-picked lace projects I recommend, from beginner to advanced. Complex lace shawls and fingerless lace mitts round out the collection. Join our lace pinboard on Pinterest to keep finding new projects.

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Lace Knitting: As Easy As Making A Paper Snowflake

Little girl holding up paper snowflake and smilingBy Liat Gat - Founder / Lace / April 10, 2015 / 42 Comments

Lace knitting is all about strategically placing holes in your knitting, just as when you cut holes in paper to make a paper snowflake. In knitting, make a hole by doing a yarnover (YO) increase, then add in a knit-two-together (k2tog) decrease to get your knitting back to the original number of stitches.

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