Author: mm

Bear Paw Hat Pattern

In this post, you can find the detailed instructions on how to knit a bear paw hat. This is a rather difficult pattern with intarsia knitting, so I would advise you not to attempt it until you are very confident in your knitting skills. This pattern requires intarsia knitting skills. If you are not familiar […]

Cable Hat Pattern

In this post you can find the instructions for a great hat with a cable pattern. To find out more about cable knitting and various cable knitting patterns, check out this post. The Basics Yarn: Double knitting weightNeedles: 5 mm (US size 8)Tension: 24sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) over pattern. Check […]

Cable Knitting

Cables are a feature of Aran garments. They are formed by twisting knit stitches around each other as you knit them. They tend to be created from knit stitches on a background of reverse stocking stitch (stockinette) as that makes the cable stitches stand out from the background. Many effects and patterns can be created […]

Stitch Library

Included below is a small sample of different stitch designs. These are some of the most common and my favorite stitch designs that are possible with simple knit and purl stitches. I suggest you practice the designs here and then experiment or check out one of the excellent books available with many, many more stitch […]

How to Read a Knitting Pattern

Knitting patterns tell you how to knit the pattern and the shape for the garment you want. Many commercially available patterns are written out row by row using shorthand and abbreviations. You will soon get to know how to read these. The alternative, which is often used in knitting magazines to save space, is to […]

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