Blog Post: Journey to the Birthplace of Malabrigo Yarns

Antonio with ladder on roof of Malabrigo factory uruguayBy Liat Gat – Founder / Liat Interviews Others, World Travels, Yarn / November 19, 2013 / 165 Comments
Come in to the Wonderland that is the Malabrigo Yarn headquarters in Uruguay. In this feature-length article, I share the colorful experience of a tour through the factory with Malabrigo’s co-creator, Antonio. Read Post »


Blog Post: Exclusive Video Tour Inside The Malabrigo Factory In Uruguay

By Liat Gat – Founder / Liat Interviews Others, World Travels, Yarn / August 11, 2012 / 158 Comments
Seeing is believing! In this exclusive video tour, you get to see inside the incredibly special world of Malabrigo Yarns and their factory in Uruguay. Read Post »


Blog Post: Picot Hem Bind-Off: The Cadillac Of Bind-Offs

gray fingering-weight sock cuff with the picot hem bind-offBy Liat Gat – Founder / Bind-Offs, World Travels / July 27, 2012 / 155 Comments
This bind-off combines three things you love about socks, but couldn’t have all together until now: a picot edge, a hemmed edge, and the ability to do it on toe-up socks. Here’s how to create a picot hemmed edge at the end of your knitting. Read Post »


Blog Post: First Birthday Bash! Sale, Media Party, And My Gift To You

Cute Chocolate Cupcake with One CandleBy Liat Gat – Founder / News, World Travels / September 23, 2011 / 142 Comments
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Blog Post: Heel Flaps Are BACK – The New “Faux-Heel-Flap” Toe-Up Sock

Closeup of a turned heel and heel flapBy Liat Gat – Founder / Socks, Toe-Up Socks, World Travels / July 20, 2012 / 95 Comments
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Blog Post: A Perfect Detail: The Italian Cast-On

Italian cast-on edge on worsted turquoise yarnBy Liat Gat – Founder / Cast-Ons, World Travels / July 14, 2012 / 92 Comments
The Italian cast-on makes a stretchy invisible edge that blends perfectly into 1×1 ribbing. You can use it to start any ribbed project, like the cuff of a mitten or the brim of a hat. It’s a beautiful detail that will change and refresh your (otherwise possibly boring) ribbed cuffs. Read Post »


Blog Post: Free Pattern: Basic Magic Loop Hat

Liat modeling the Basic Magic Loop hat in purpleBy Liat Gat – Founder / Magic Loop, New Patterns, World Travels / August 5, 2011 / 63 Comments
Here is a basic hat pattern that was designed for learning the wonderful technique of Magic Loop. Written for worsted-weight yarn, you can make this soft beanie slouchy or fitted. A perfect first hat. Read Post »


Blog Post: How To Knit The Ultimate Mitten Thumb, & Two New Free Mitten Patterns

Red worsted-weight magic loop mittens with hands holding a green appleBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitting in the Round, Mittens, New Patterns, World Travels / July 7, 2012 / 62 Comments
Ever since I designed my first pair of mittens, I’ve tried to achieve the perfect mitten thumb. The key is picking up extra stitches around the thumb and then decreasing quickly. The included video tutorial shows you how. Read Post »


Blog Post: How To Pick Up Wraps On The Purl Side: Wrap and Turn

Cedar Leaf Shawlette thumbnailBy Liat Gat – Founder / Tips and Tricks, World Travels / June 30, 2012 / 41 Comments
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Blog Post: Russian Grafting: The Alternative to Kitchener Stitch

Russian Graft Stitch Sample in light blueBy Liat Gat – Founder / Bind-Offs, Finishing, World Travels / September 2, 2011 / 21 Comments
Russian Grafting is a clever alternative to Kitchener stitch. It uses a crochet hook to seam up two live edges of knitting without ever having to get out your tapestry needle. It also creates a decorative, criss-crossed finish. Read Post »


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. Read Post »


Blog Post: NEW: Easy Felted Fair-Isle Bag Free Pattern… And World Travels

Felted Fair-Isle bag, top viewBy Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns, World Travels / June 23, 2012 / 19 Comments
If you already know how to Fair-Isle knit, this bag will be a really quick knit. It’s knit in bulky yarn and the chart just flies by. If you are curious about learning to knit Fair-Isle, this is also a good beginner pattern for you. Felting is also a fun thing for beginners to learn. Read Post »


Blog Post: Garter Stitch In The Round Without Purling

Garter stitch in the round square crop smBy Liat Gat – Founder / Tips and Tricks, World Travels / August 29, 2011 / 18 Comments
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Blog Post: How To Hand-Wind Yarn From A Skein

By Liat Gat – Founder / World Travels, Yarn / June 16, 2011 / 16 Comments
If you buy a hank (sometimes called “skein”) of yarn and they don’t wind it into a ball for you at the store, you’ll need to do it at home. IF you don’t have a swift or ball-winder, here’s how to do it by hand. Read Post »


Blog Post: How to Knit a Hemmed Edge

A knit hat with a hemmed edgeBy Liat Gat – Founder / Cast-Ons, Knitting for Men, World Travels / July 22, 2011 / 15 Comments
The hemmed edge is a way of casting on that makes your project look completely professional and seamless. Especially flattering on men’s hats, this cast-on is simple yet elegant. A row of purl bumps helps the garment “fold” over the edge. Read Post »


Blog Post: My First Adventures In Argentina

By Liat Gat – Founder / World Travels / June 5, 2011 / 10 Comments
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Blog Post: Knit Picks Founder Kelley Petkun Interviews Liat for Knit Picks Special E-Book Author Podcast

Photo of Kelley Petkun, founder of KnitPicksBy Liat Gat – Founder / Interviews with Liat, World Travels / August 24, 2011 / 8 Comments
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Blog Post: Buenos Aires Yarn District: Goodbye, Argentina!

Bins Full of Malabrigo Yarn in Buenos AiresBy Liat Gat – Founder / World Travels / October 8, 2011 / 8 Comments
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Blog Post: Weekend in Chile

By Liat Gat – Founder / World Travels / September 9, 2011 / 7 Comments
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Blog Post: How To Knit Reversible Cables

Red "Palindrome" Reversible Cable Scarf by notmartha.orgBy Liat Gat – Founder / Cables, World Travels / September 18, 2011 / 7 Comments
Reversible cables are made with ribbing so that there is no “wrong side” to the project. This means a reversible-cabled scarf will look fabulous on both sides. Combine your ribbing skills with cabling to knit projects like this Palindrome scarf. Read Post »


Blog Post: “Bufanda” – Convertible Neck Muff/Hooded Scarf

By Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns, World Travels / June 30, 2011 / 6 Comments
Show off your chunky handspun yarn with this super-fast neckwarmer. It’s simple (in order to highlight the yarn) yet interesting to knit, because of the techniques involved. Read Post »


Blog Post: Thank you for the best birthday ever!!

By Liat Gat – Founder / World Travels / September 26, 2011 / 5 Comments
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Blog Post: Manage Your Stitches Right For Faster Knitting

By Liat Gat – Founder / Knit Faster, World Travels / September 30, 2011 / 5 Comments
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Blog Post: Slip-Stitch Heel Pattern And Video

Blue lace sock with a slip-stitch heelBy Liat Gat – Founder / Socks, World Travels / August 12, 2011 / 4 Comments
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Blog Post: How To Knit Mock Cables

By Liat Gat – Founder / Cables, World Travels / July 15, 2011 / 3 Comments
Mock cables are similar to real cables in that the stitches twist around each other. However, with mock cables you just knit into the second or third stitch on the needle, then the second or first, and so on. It’s a “cheat” cable with an interesting look all its own. Read Post »


Blog Post: Tangled Goes to Sock Summit and Launches Summer Sock Yarn Issue

Tangled Magazine LogoBy Liat Gat – Founder / News, World Travels / July 29, 2011 / 3 Comments
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Blog Post: Interview With Fiberstory.tv

Fiberstory.tv logoBy Liat Gat – Founder / Interviews with Liat, World Travels / August 19, 2011 / 2 Comments
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Blog Post: Two-at-a-Time Mittens Video E-Book is Here

Two-at-a-Time Mittens Video E-Book CoverBy Liat Gat – Founder / Mittens, News, World Travels / August 26, 2011 / No Comments
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