Decorating your knitting means adding fun touches like bobbles, pompoms, and beads. It adds an extra interest to otherwise plain patterns. Cables and lace could also be considered decorative, but they have their own separate categories on KnitFreedom.

Blog Post: How To Knit Bobbles

pink bobbles swatchBy Liat Gat – Founder / Decorative, Intermediate Knitting, World Travels / June 27, 2011 / 20 Comments

Bobbles are a fun challenge for the decoratively-minded. Here I show you how to add small or large bobbles to your knitting. Practice your increases and decreases with this intermediate-knitting challenge.

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Blog Post: How To Crochet A Scalloped Edge or Border

By Liat Gat – Founder / Crochet, Decorative, Finishing / July 8, 2011 / 6 Comments

Use a crochet hook to create a scalloped border on your knitted projects. Even if you’ve never crocheted before, you will be able to create this easy decorative finish just by grabbing a crochet hook and following the video.

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Guest Blog Post: Beading: How To Bead With A Crochet Hook

Caryl Pierre - Knitwear DesignerBy Caryl Pierre / Decorative, Guest Posts / October 14, 2011 / 4 Comments

Adding beads to your knitted garment can make it special, but it can also be tedious. In this step-by-step photo tutorial, knitwear designer Caryl Pierre shows us how to easily add the beads to each knitted stitch. Beaded handwarmer pattern included.

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Blog Post: How to Use a Pompom Maker To Make Huge, Puffy Pompoms

By Liat Gat – Founder / Decorative / November 18, 2011 / 4 Comments

While you can make a pompom without a specialized tool (and I show you how here), they come out big, fluffy, and perfect if you use a pompom maker. The directions for how to use a pompom maker can be hard to remember, so I made you this video as a reference.

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Bobbles, Large and Small

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Bobbles are a fun way to add a decorative element to your knitting. They are little (or large) round bumps to add to your knitting. Learn to increase, decrease, and even purl backwards in this video.

Crochet Scalloped Border on Knitting

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How to Use a Pompom Maker

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Recommended Notion: Crochet Hooks by WooCrafts

Ergonomic Crochet Hooks WooCrafts square

Crochet hooks are useful to knitters for many tasks – adding fringe to a scarf, picking up dropped stitches, and adding crochet borders and embellishments. Any crochet hook with a soft handle will do.

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Recommended Notion: Pompom Maker by Clover

Large pompom maker clover square

A pompom maker is the easiest way to make large, fluffy, even pompoms. Clover sells a variety of sizes. PS – in my town of Sayulita, Mexico, pompoms are a way of life. They are used as curtains, earrings, keychains, and everything in between.

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Recommended Book: Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein

Nicki’s books are a great resource when you want to fancy-up a basic pattern. You can find special ribbing, edging, and pattern stitches to finish off your projects the way you like.

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