How Do YOU Define the CREATIVE in Knitting?

I thought it was time to really take a look at what the word Creative actually means in our knitting lives. What does it mean to you? With the world of patterns out there, it’s time to take a different approach, and redefine what this means for us personally.

I think being a creative knitter is so much more than reading and following a pattern. It’s about the sheer act of making with our own hands and the energy that surrounds that.

Today I’m going to dive into this subject on on a live webcast at 4:30pm EST and explore how we define what the word creative means in our knitting lives.

How do you define the CREATIVE in Knitting?

How do you define the CREATIVE in Knitting?

I’ll also “unpack” the latest issue of Creative Knitting magazine and explore the new things that have been happening that go beyond the pattern. I’ll explain how it’s been my mission over the past several issues to connect the dots between the pattern, the tutorial and understanding what’s happening on our needles to create the narrative behind what defines the CREATIVE in KNITTING!

Join me today on Facebook at 4:30pm EST for the live video webcast!

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The Editor Wants to Know! – Circulars Knitting Needle or Double-Points? Join the Conversation on Facebook LIVE!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

 

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It’s an age old question: do you prefer circular or double point needles?

When knitting in  the round, it has been standard to use double-point needles when knitting small circumference areas such as the top of a hat.

But with the use of the magic loop method, circulars are a very real possibility for sock knitters and those who may be intimidated by using double-point needles.

So my question to you is this:

Do you prefer to use double-point needles or use the magic loop method with circulars when knitting in the round?

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The Editor Wants to Know! We’re Crazy for Cables + Join Us Today at 12pm for a Live Video Demo!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

Hey everyone! Since I’ve turned The Editor Wants to Know! into a live video broadcast every Wednesday instead of a regular blog series, and I thought it was time to chat about what’s happening with this popular weekly event on the blog so you can stay in the loop and have a chance to chime in on the comments below if live video isn’t your cup of tea.

So here’s what’s happening today …

We all love cables, and the winter issue of Creative Knitting is all about the wondrous world of cables, faux cables and twisted stitches. In addition to this, we’re also featuring projects that incorporate the best of both worlds in Opposites Attract — a chapter dedicated to alternating cables with openwork, bobbles and simple knit and purl elements. You can check out the projects here.

In one of my last videos, I gave you a little taste for what it’s like working cables without a cable needle, which you can watch here, and today I’m going to alternate between how to work a cable with and without a cable needle. Click on the video below to watch now!

 

So here’s my BURNING question for you today:

What is your biggest fear when it comes to cable knitting and why? Let’s banish that fear today!

Getting ready for another live video demo of The Editor Wants to Know!

Getting ready for another live video demo of The Editor Wants to Know!

If you’re loving these weekly Facebook Live videos, please share with your friends and don’t forget to like the Creative Knitting Facebook Page so you can stay in the loop for the next video! Don’t forget to use the hashtags: #TheEditorWantstoKnow and #CreativeKnittingMagazine

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The Editor Wants to Know! Slip a Knit Stitch the RIGHT Way

Editor Wants to Know! How do you use attached I-Cords?

The Editor Wants to Know! Why slip the first stitch?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Editor Wants to Know! This time we’re talking about such a simple little technique that produces dramatic results, but unfortunately many knitters get this wrong.

My burning question is: What’s the point of slipping the first stitch in the row?

Well, one of the biggest reasons is to create a nice, neat edge, especially for cowls, scarves and other accessories. Slipping the first stitch of every row can also be helpful during the finishing process of a garment. Since slipping the first stitch produces a cleaner edge, it makes sewing that much easier too.

In this video I will show you why slipping that first stitch can create a beautiful clean edge in your knitting, as you can see in the Twisted Float Cowl below.

You can especially see the magic of slipping the first stitch in action on this cowl. This technique creates and attractive "braided" looking edge.

You can especially see the magic of slipping the first stitch in action on this cowl. This technique creates and attractive “braided” looking edge.

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In the video below I show you how to correctly slip the first stitch in a row and why it helps create a clean finished look. This technique is used in the Twisted Float Cowl above, featured in the autumn 2016 issue of Creative Knitting

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The Editor Wants to Know! How to Make an I-Cord Buttonloop & Share Your Own Innovative Uses for this Versatile Cord!

Editor Wants to Know! How do you use attached I-Cords?

The Editor Wants to Know! How do you use attached I-Cords?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Editor Wants to Know!

My burning question is: Have you ever tried working an attached I-Cord? If so, what kinds of innovative uses have you discovered for it in your knitting?

In the autumn issue of Creative Knitting, Designer Fiona Ellis shows you in detail how to work an I-Cord buttonloop, which is featured in her cardigan design, Intertwined Elegance. In the video below I show you how to make a quick attached I-Cord so you can get started making this gorgeous design!

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