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Modular Knitting with New Basic Yarn, Part 1: The Autumn Palette

Modular knitting requires first, that you knit a shape—let’s say, a rectangle—and second, that you enlarge the shape. To enlarge, you pick up stitches along an edge, and knit out from them. You could accomplish this enlargement by knitting separate pieces and sewing them together like patchwork, but it’s easier, faster, and seamless when you […]

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Learn Double Crochet with Moogly

Continuing our journey through the basic crochet stitches, it’s time for the double crochet! It is abbreviated as dc, and it if you’ve mastered the hdc this is just one small change. The double crochet stitch is one of the most popular stitches in crochet – it is the star of the V stitch as […]

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Learn Half Double Crochet with Moogly!

After you’ve mastered the chain and single crochet, it’s time to add more stitches to your journey – and the half double crochet is a great stitch to learn next! It is abbreviated as hdc, and it adds just one more step to the single crochet you already know and love. In fact, it’s the […]

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5 Reasons Why You Want to Use Wool Yarn, Even in Summer

Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Yarn in Oatmeal I am a firm believer in the benefits of working with wool (or wool blend) yarns and use it year-round. However, I do admit that wool and Summer are not generally synonymous. When you imagine working with wool (or any animal fiber) yarn it is much more likely you […]

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5 Things You Should Know about Corner to Corner Crochet

Southwest -Inspired Sunburst Afghan by ChiWei (One Dog Woof) Corner to corner crochet, also known as C2C crochet, is a technique that works stitches back and forth, but at a diagonal, from one far corner to the other. Looking at a corner to corner project can be perplexing, as you often see stitches that seem backwards […]

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Embellish It! Making a Tassel

Tassels can be used to add a little bit of fun flair to projects like afghans and shawls or added as accents to purses or even keychains. They’re simple and quick to make and don’t require large amounts of any special yarn or fancy tools. Tassels on the corners of shawls like the Standard Triangle […]

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Hat Size Guide: Preemies Through Adults

Hats make great gift projects, however, knowing what size circumference is right for your recipient can get a little confusing. The following hat size guide chart offers some guidelines. Do keep in mind that this serves as a reference, but every person is unique. Hat Size Guide Circumference measurement is “actual size.” The finished circumference […]

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Learn to Knit Lesson 4: Binding Off

Through the Learn to Knit series, we have learned how to cast on, the knit stitch (garter stitch), and the purl stitch.  Today, we are going to learn how to bind off (cast off).  After learning this, you will know all of the basics to start your knitting journey! BO = Bind Off For your […]

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Try This Stitch: Stitching Together A Sampler Afghan

New Basic 175 yarn was delivered to the Lion Brand office and we all immediately fell in love. You may have noticed it’s been featured in a few of the “Try This Stitch” posts. After some squares were worked up and relaxing in a pile I couldn’t help but imagine a soft snuggly sampler blanket. […]

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Learn to Knit Lesson 3: The Purl Stitch

Last time we learned how to do the garter stitch, the easiest knit stitch! Now, since you have that under your belt, who’s ready to learn how to purl? It is super easy and once you learn this, knitting patterns will get easier and easier! Purl Stitch Background: P=Purl Last week we learned that knitting […]

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