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Guest Blog Post: Six Tips for Teaching Kids to Knit at Home

Baby Milo with Knitting NeedlesBy Frances Earnshaw / Guest Posts, Knitter's Life / April 9, 2020 / 19 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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Guest Blog Post: 2020 – The Year of the Slipper

Brusca yarn by RetrosarioBy Mary Claire Phillips – KnitFreedom Knitting Expert / Felted Slippers, Guest Posts / October 25, 2020 / 17 Comments

I don’t know about y’all, but 2020 for me has been the year of the slipper. Now that I spend so much time at home, slippers are the perfect way to putter about the house.

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Guest Blog Post: Workshop With Cookie A: Stitch Patterns

Designing ribbing to fit cable design socks Cookie A square 1By Alex Capshaw-Taylor / Cables, Designing Patterns, Guest Posts / March 25, 2011 / 9 Comments

Sock designer Cookie A.’s tips for modifying stitch patterns for your own designs. Especially helpful when adding a cable design to a sock or anything with ribbing. I can’t wait to try this tip on my next cable-design pattern!

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Guest Blog Post: KnitCompanion: A Great App for Following Charts

Knit Companion LogoBy Sally Holt – Creator of knitCompanion / Charts, Guest Posts, Recommended Resources / November 28, 2020 / 6 Comments

We are thrilled to have Sally Holt with us as a guest blogger to tell us about her amazing app knitCompanion – a sophisticated, portable tool that allows you to keep track of where you are in your pattern as you knit. It also features voice controls, chart recognition, and the ability to play KnitFreedom videos from within the app.

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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 / 6 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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Guest Blog Post: Workshop With Cookie A: Adding Stitch-Patterns to Socks

Cabled socks by Cookie A square cropBy Alex Capshaw-Taylor / Cables, Designing Patterns, Guest Posts, Lace, Socks, Top-Down Socks / April 1, 2011 / 4 Comments

Three professional tips for adding cables, lace, or other stitch-patterns to your socks, including combining multiple stitch patterns, checking to see if the socks will come out too big or too small, and heel-flap design tips.

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Guest Blog Post: Workshop With Cookie A: Intuitive Chart-Reading

Knit Symbols workshop with Cookie A squareBy Alex Capshaw-Taylor / Charts, Designing Patterns, Guest Posts / March 8, 2011 / No Comments

Guest blogger Alex Capshaw-Taylor attended world-famous sock-designer Cookie A.’s workshop, and, in a three-part guest blog series, shares with us her biggest takeaways. Here, what she learned about intuitively reading knitting charts.

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We are thrilled to have knitCompanion creator Sally Holt here to tell you about her amazing app! In this demonstration video, she will take you through the main features of this sophisticated tool using a pattern from KnitFreedom as her example.

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