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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 / 37 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 / 6 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 / 27 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 / 5 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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How To Purl Backwards And When To Do It

Walking Backwards Moonwalk for Knit Backwards Post squareBy Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Short Rows, Tips and Tricks / September 19, 2010 / 25 Comments

Knowing how to purl backwards is optional, but take a look and see if you feel comfortable trying it on your next sock heel. It will save you a lot of time because if you know how to do it, you don’t have to turn your work back and forth every row.

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It’s Time To Knit! Knitted Clock Pattern

knitted clock pattern in purple, green, and neutralBy Liat Gat - Founder / New Patterns / September 16, 2010 / 30 Comments

When I couldn’t find the perfect wall clock anywhere, I decided to knit my own! Thank you to all of the Ravelers who requested this pattern. Knit with fingering-weight yarn. The numbers are added with duplicate stitch. 10 years later, this is still my favorite wall clock.

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How To Avoid Tangling Yarn On [email protected] Socks

By Liat Gat - Founder / Socks, Toe-Up Socks, Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time Knitting / September 14, 2010 / 11 Comments

Prevent your yarn from EVER tangling again when knitting two-at-a-time socks. Make sure you place your balls of yarn on either side of you. The key moment for keeping the yarns from tangling is during “the switch.”

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How To Undo Knitting Mistakes And Get Stitches Back On Your Needles

Undo KeyBy Liat Gat - Founder / Fix Knitting Mistakes / September 12, 2010 / 41 Comments

To knit with confidence, you have to know how to undo stitches in knitting, that is, take out your knitting stitch by stitch. You can also take out whole rows of knitting, if you know how to put your stitches back on the needle correctly.

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