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How To Fix A Dropped Knit Stitch 10 Rows Down

Fix dropped knit stitch 10 rows down square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Advanced Knitting, Fix Knitting Mistakes / January 7, 2011 / 29 Comments

If you’ve dropped a knit stitch (or more than one), and it’s way down there, that’s okay. Here’s how to rescue your dropped stitches no matter how far down they are – all without a crochet hook.

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In 2011, There’s No Excuse

Biking and Knitting!By Liat Gat - Founder / News / January 6, 2011 / 11 Comments
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How to Hand Wind A Center-Pull Ball or Bobbin

Cat eating red yarn ballBy Liat Gat - Founder / Yarn / January 4, 2011 / 14 Comments

To keep your yarn remnants orderly, wind them into a center-pull ball, or bobbin. These nifty little packets of yarn do not roll around like balls of yarn do. They simply dispense the yarn from the inside of the bobbin without coming undone.

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Top Five Knitting Questions of 2010… Answered

Knitting Baby 2010By Liat Gat - Founder / Interviews with Liat / December 31, 2010 / 6 Comments

What length of needle do I need for Magic Loop? How do I convert any round pattern to Magic Loop? What type of needles should I buy for Magic Loop? Your top 5 questions of 2010, answered.

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What “Work Even” Means And How To Do It

By Liat Gat - Founder / Basic Knitting Techniques / December 28, 2010 / 11 Comments

“Work even” or “work all stitches as they appear” means to knit all knit stitches and purl all purl stitches. To do so, you much be able to recognize a knit or purl stitch when you see it. Here’s how to remember which is which.

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Thank You All So Much

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / December 25, 2010 / 6 Comments
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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 / 18 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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