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Tubular Cast On: Waste Yarn Method

Showing how the tubular cast on edge stretches

Hello fellow makers! Today I’m going to share my secret knitting weapon with you… Meet The Tubular Cast On. The tubular cast on is a knitting cast on method that creates a seriously stretchy edge for your knitted pieces. This cast on method is widely practiced and adapted to patterns for every skill level. It […]

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Knitting · Reviews

Naked Star Hat (Pattern Review)

Pattern: “Naked Star Hat” by Irina Bil Started: January 10, 2017 Restarted January 19, 2017 Finished: February 15, 2017 Yarn: Lion Brand “Heartland” in Black Canyon ABOUT THE PATTERN There’s not much more in life that excites me as much as finding an amazing knitting pattern and realizing that it can be worked flat instead of on circulars. I’m […]

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Crochet · Knitting · Miscellaneous

Quick Tips For Working With Yarn Fringe

Hi everyone. Can you believe it’s February already? Yeah, me either… I’ve been working on the second free pattern for my Back to Basics Collection, and it happens to include one of my favorite finishing accents ever – fringe! While I was very excited about adding fringe, I quickly ran into 2 major problems that I wanted to […]

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Knitting · Patterns

Classic Pom-Pom Beanie (Knitting Pattern)

Materials for the Classic Pom Pom Beanie knitting pattern

(EDIT Jan. 20, 2017: You can now download this as a PDF pattern from my Ravelry page.) Hello everyone, and happy 2017! Today I’m going to present you with an opportunity to create anything you want… Or at least any hat you want. This is a pattern for a basic knit pom-pom beanie, worked in […]

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Crochet · Knitting · Miscellaneous

Crochet & Knit Sweaters

I have good news: The weather is getting colder and leaves are falling! I know it's very cliche of me to be a young female excited about fall but, hey, there's a good reason it's such a popular time of year. For example, there's nothing more comforting than cuddling up in a cozy sweater and [...]
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