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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Pick Up & Knit

Sometimes a project calls for picking up and knitting along the edge of an accessory or garment. I find that that this technique is a nice “after-thought” way to add some simple embellishment to the edge of a pullover, a … Continue reading

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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Magic Loop

If you find double-point needles awkward, try using the Magic Loop method for knitting small-circumference projects. Simply follow these steps to get started: Step 1: Step 2: Step 3:  

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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Homemade Stitch Markers

If you’re in a bind and you need a stitch marker fast, check out my quick, less than two-minute video for how to make some homemade stitch markers. All you need is a straw, and scissors!

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Correcting Mistakes in Knitting

When I was a new knitter, I practiced “making mistakes” on small swatches to help build my confidence. It’s much better to work with small swatches, rather than making your first project, only to find a mistake and not know … Continue reading

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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Applied I-Cord Bind Off

In this post, I promised that I would show you how to make an attached I-cord. Adding an applied I-cord is an indispensable technique for creating a nice, clean look to a bound-off neckline.  Try these three simple steps to get started: Horizontal Applied I-Cord/I-Cord Bind-Off Step … Continue reading

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