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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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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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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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