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How to Knit an Entrelac Tam

Entrelac knitting has experienced a revival with the advent of long-repeat self-striping yarns. This entrelac hat, the Kaleidoscope Tam, shows why: As the colors change along the length of each strand [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting: Two Entrelac Projects

How to Knit an Entrelac Tote Bag

The entrelac blocks in this felted Dahlia tote bag form a beautiful flower design at its base. Knit from clear, bright, mill-dyed solids, this bag has a definite snuggle factor as it conforms to the body [more…]

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Intarsia: How to Knit a Tea Cozy

This lovely intarsia-knit tea cozy is inspired by the black tea enjoyed in China. Wulong's open sides and hat-shaped top accommodate a wide variety of teapots. The deeply saturated colors of this hand-dyed [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting: Three Intarsia Projects

How to Knit a Girl’s Tunic Sweater in Intarsia

A far cry from old-fashioned golf sweaters, the diamonds in this knitted argyle sweater are reinterpreted with a feminine flair. Scattered across a dark background, each jewel sparkles in hand-painted [more…]

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How to Intarsia-Knit a Crabby Sweater

Learn to knit this cozy and easy-to-wear pullover that combines stranded and intarsia techniques with simple stripes and fun rolled edges. A buttoned shoulder opening makes the neckline easy for wee noggins [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting: Three Intarsia Projects

How to Knit a Modular Skirt

Combining five colorways of hand-painted yarn, this knitted modular skirt draws on the strengths of the spiral: energy, motion, and decreasing diagonal lines that flatter the figure. The construction is [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting: Three Modular Projects

How to Knit a Modular Scarf

The subtle changes of color in this yarn bring to mind an undersea forest of gently swaying kelp. A fun introduction to modular knitting, this scarf is easy to work in garter stitch segments, with each [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting: Three Modular Projects

How to Knit a Modular Shoulder Bag

The modular Chevrons Shoulder Bag is worked in smooth, commercially dyed wool at an intentionally firm gauge, and then felted for even more fabric stability. Purchased trim and an oversized Dorset button [more…]

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How to Knit a Rose Garden Cloche

The trick to knitting this hat is to break off lengths of each color for future use as you come to them. This pattern uses long-repeat, self-striping yarn, which is engineered to begin and end with the [more…]

Part of the Series: Knitting Embellishment Projects

How to Knit a Flora Cardigan

Learn to knit this sweater inspired by the embroidered sweaters of the 1940s. Flora's embellishment is a simple combination of chain, daisy, and leaf stitches highlighted by French knots. Dainty cables [more…]

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How to Knit a Fish Handbag

Here's a fun way to showcase a single skein of luxury knitting yarn: Knit a handbag with a great big mouth! The gorgeous, delicate colors in this hand-dyed yarn are derived exclusively from natural dyestuffs [more…]

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How to Knit Fingerless Mitts

A great way to practice knitting in the round is to make a pair of fingerless mitts. Knit in a comfortable gauge of 4 stitches per inch, these will work up in no time at all. Make a pair to match the simple [more…]

Part of the Series: Circular Knitting: Easy Projects for Knitting in the Round

How to Knit a Cowl

This simple project, presented here as a master pattern, is the perfect starting point for knitting in the round. Choose the desired circumference of your cowl, make a gauge swatch to determine your cast-on [more…]

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How to Knit an Ear Warmer

Simple, useful, and attractive, this headband is a great accessory for cold or cool weather. This project knits up quickly and easily. Make one for yourself; make a few for gifts. Match them with the fingerless [more…]

Part of the Series: Circular Knitting: Easy Projects for Knitting in the Round

How to Knit a Child’s Hat

Using the master pattern here, this hat knits up very quickly and makes a great small gift. It has a paper-bag top that requires no decreasing. Simply knit the tube as long as you want, bind off, and close [more…]

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How to Make Circular-Knit Hats for Adults

Hats are a natural for circular knitting (or knitting in the round). This project for circular-knit adult hats offers three brim styles: hemmed, ribbed, and rolled stockinette. Whichever brim you choose [more…]

Part of the Series: Circular Knitting: Easy Projects for Knitting in the Round

How to Make a Bias Knit Scarf

This scarf is a straightforward garter stitch pattern that has an increase at the beginning of a row and a decrease at the end of a row to create bias fabric. A bias knit simply means that you knit diagonally [more…]

How to Knit a Scalloped Scarf

You knit the wavy texture of this scarf by working increases and decreases in vertical columns, creating graceful scalloped edges. The stitches dip down at the decrease column and curve back up at the [more…]

How to Knit a Horseshoe Cable Cowl with Buttons

This cowl, knit widthwise, is an excellent way to practice cable twists. The best part? Because you knit it widthwise, you can stop knitting whenever you feel you’ve had enough practice — or when the cowl [more…]

How to Knit a Headband with a Fair Isle Snowflake Pattern

This headband allows you to try different patterns and experiment with color combinations while knitting a simple rectangle. For project, work in the round following the snowflake motif chart and changing [more…]

How to Make Recycled Sweater Mittens

Recycling is good for both the environment and your wallet. This project uses yarn and old sweater pieces to make a speedy one-of-a-kind gift. So raid your closet or the thrift store and get started! [more…]

How to Make a Knitted Flower Pin

Flower pins are hot embellishments, useful for everything from bags to jackets to hats. You can knit one — or two, or an entire garden's worth — lickety-split with this simple pattern. [more…]

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