What’s hot on KnitFreedom right now? Here are the top ten techniques, free patterns, and tutorials knitters have been looking up recently.
Our super-effective myofascial stretch can make knitting hand pain disappear. Our tips for knitting without strain prevent it from coming back.
The first thing you’ll need when crocheting or doing a crochet-based cast-on is a hook. Choose a crochet hook size based on your yarn weight with this clear chart.
Learn why this is the favorite heel and sock pattern for toe-up sock knitters everywhere. Knit toe-up socks in any size and weight of yarn with the Fleegle Heel Formula.
This stretchy cast-on is popular for its reversible edge and matching cast-off, but other tutorials get it wrong. Here is the officially-sanctioned version authorized by Cast On, Bind Off author Cap Sease.
A hemmed-edge cast-on gives a clean and professional, finished look to hat brims and more. Here’s how to cast on with a hemmed edge.
Everyone knits differently! Here’s how to make your garments come out the right size no matter what needles your pattern recommends.
For perfectionist knitters only! When you believe swatches have to be perfect, you’ll avoid checking your gauge. Here’s how to overcome perfectionism and make a perfectly good gauge swatch – FAST.
The yarnover bind-off is the easiest of all the stretchy bind-offs. Learning this bind-off will make other, more complex bind-offs come more easily to you.
The three-needle bind-off makes a strong and secure seam for sweater shoulders. Handling three needles at once is the only thing that makes it a bit tricky. Here’s how it’s done.
The easiest socks you will ever knit! This beginner toe-up sock pattern features a Fleegle Heel and can be knit one- or two-at-a-time on Magic Loop.
And there you have it! I hope you are inspired to check out some of these popular tutorials and add a new trick or two to your knitting toolbox.
4 thoughts on “Top 10 Searches, Tutorials, and Free Patterns on KnitFreedom”
I was interested in seeing the article on hand pain. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of knitting, especially at night while watching TV in a recliner, and my issue is neck pain. I stopped knitting several days ago and the neck pain is improving. I’m sure I’m not the only one who experiences neck pain from knitting. I’d be very interested in an article on the subject.
I totally understand! The best tip, which you are already doing, is to listen to your body.
You might like this feature I did on knitting back, neck, and shoulder pain: https://www.knitfreedom.com/blog/back-pain/
I hope this helps!
Glad to see an upcoming crochet class. I hope you’ll build a team for crochet to match the splendors of the knitting resources. I’m an expert crocheter trying to learn knitting. The Fleegle heel inspires me to see if I can adapt it to my own formula for crochet socks using regular and tunisian stitches in the round. (At first I used sc ribbing, as in my image; then I rediscovered slip stitch ribbing, which is as stretchy with rebound as knitted ribbing.) — The heel is the only part that keeps troubling me. Thinking-and-imagining my way into the Fleegle idea may finally produce an unlumpy well-fitted heel. IDEAS are such a great part of handwork. Thank you, arigato, paldies (I’m Latvian), shukren, merci, danke, toda, and ¡gracias!
Wow, imitating the Fleegle heel for your crochet socks is a great idea! Let us know how it goes!