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How to Knit an “Everywhere Bag” in a Solid Pattern

Knit this versatile “everywhere bag” in different sizes to carry almost everything. This is a great project for novice knitters because it calls for garter stitch, which you never have to purl. [more…]

How to Knit a Button Pillow

Pillows are semi-quick knits with a lot of variations — and knit pillows look great on your favorite chair or couch. Knit a button pillow or two (or a dozen) for useful gifts from the heart. [more…]

How to Knit a Plain Hat with Rolled Brim

This plain hat with rolled brim (the most basic of knit hats) is nicely shaped for just about every head size. Add some pizzazz to this plain knitted hat by adding any desired stitch pattern after you [more…]

How to Make a Cable Scarf by Knitting Lengthwise

When making a cable scarf by knitting lengthwise, you get to practice a lot of cable twists in a single row. You knit this cable scarf lengthwise, so you can stop knitting whenever you feel you’ve had [more…]

How to Knit a Striped and Textured Scarf

Knit a striped and textured scarf to practice your knitting technique. This knitted scarf pattern varies in texture, as well as colors. A striped scarf is the classic knitted item. [more…]

How to Knit Striped Wristlets

Knitted striped wristlets are simple but fun accessories that look amazing in multicolored or novelty yarns. The knitted wristlets are a great way to use up all the yarn bits you accumulate at the bottom [more…]

How to Make a Striped Bag by Knitting In the Round

Knitting in the round to make a bag is great because there's no purling. You knit the main body of the bag in the round, so no purling there, and the bottom is all garter stitch — also not a purl in sight [more…]

How to Knit a Hat with Cables and Pompoms

Knit a hat with cables and pompoms for a cute and creative gift. This cable hat with pompoms is a straightforward knit hat pattern that uses only one kind of cable: a 6-stitch cable twisting to the right [more…]

How to Knit Hand Warmers with Horseshoe Cable Stitch

These stylish horseshoe cable hand warmers are super-simple to knit. These hand warmers are basically nothing but a larger version of a horseshoe cable swatch. [more…]

How to Knit a Scarf in the Faggot Lace Pattern

This faggot lace scarf is simple to make. Knit this scarf's faggot lace pattern up in a soft, cozy yarn and you’ll never want to be without it — except perhaps in the heat of summer. [more…]

How to Knit and Felt a Scarf in Horseshoe Lace

You knit this scarf in horseshoe lace and then felt it to create a soft, fluffy accessory. This horseshoe lace scarf is knitted in two identical sections so you can achieve a pointed edge on each end. [more…]

How to Knit an "Everywhere Bag" in a Triangle Pattern

Knit this versatile “everywhere bag” in different sizes to carry almost everything. For this colored triangle-patterned everywhere bag, gather up your colored yarns and knit a striped pattern, breaking [more…]

How to Knit an Intarsia Pillow

This knit intarsia pillow uses a simple Native American motif. When you make this intarsia pillow in hand-spun and plant-dyed yarn, the combination of pattern and yarn has the feel of a woven Navajo rug [more…]

How to Knit Booties

Knitted booties look complex, but these are anything but. The ribbon trim on these knitted booties pull together the edges to create the tops and close across baby's feet. [more…]

How to Knit Throw Pillows

Use this knitting pattern to create some great throw pillows for your sofa or bed. A couple of new knitted pillows can really liven up your décor, and the knitting will give you a chance to hone some new [more…]

How to Knit a Simple Shell Top

This knit shell top has an incredibly simple shape, but when worn on the body, this knit shell looks much more interesting. This top has negative ease, which means that when worn, it stretches to hug your [more…]

How to Knit a Lacy Shawl

Knitted with two strands of a classic mohair blend held together, this lightweight lacy shawl adds warmth and drama to any outfit. This lacy shawl project uses three different colors. So, using two strands [more…]

How to Knit a Scoop-Neck Pullover Sweater for Women

This knitted scoop-neck pullover sweater has Fair Isle detailing at the hem and cuffs. The pullover sweater features waist shaping and clean lines for a feminine, flattering fit. [more…]

How to Knit a Scarf with the Box Stitch

This basic box-stitch scarf is easy to make and has many variations. After you're comfortable with this box-stitch scarf project, make it your own by changing things up. [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Crafts: Six Christmas Gifts to Knit or Crochet

How to Knit and Felt Potholders

These knit potholders are fun to felt and are a great way to practice some new knitting skills. Knit these potholders and felt them to add pizazz to any kitchen. [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Crafts: Six Christmas Gifts to Knit or Crochet

How to Knit a Book Cover

Knitted book covers are fun to make and are nothing more than simple rectangles. Knitted book covers protect special volumes and provide privacy. This basic pattern is for a book cover that’s worked in [more…]

Part of the Series: Holiday Crafts: Six Christmas Gifts to Knit or Crochet

How to Knit the Foot

Once the gusset decreases are complete or waste yarn knit in, you knit the body of the foot. For a plain stockinette stitch sock, simply knit every stitch of every round until the foot length measures [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting Socks: Six Steps to Knitting Top-Down Socks

How to Knit a Basic Rounded Toe

A sock toe is shaped with decreases, with the exception of the short-row toe. Each toe is about 2 inches long, so the leg is worked until 2 inches from the desired length, measured from the back of the [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting Socks: Six Steps to Knitting Top-Down Socks

Follow the Basic Top-Down Sock Pattern

This basic pattern is for a top-down sock in fingering weight yarn and employs the gusset heel and basic toe. It includes sizing, specifications, pattern stitches, and detailed information about working [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting Socks: Six Steps to Knitting Top-Down Socks

How to Cast On

The long-tail cast-on is an easy method that results in a firm yet stretchy edge and uses only one of your needles. This cast-on seems to have a lot of steps, but once you get the hang of it, the long-tail [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting Socks: Six Steps to Knitting Top-Down Socks
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