Category Archives: The Knitting World

Books I Love: a Quick Look at The Yarn Whisperer

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yarn whisperer review - No, that's not the correct book. I don't have a physical copy of it but at least this one is also by Clara Parkes (Knitter's Book of Yarn)

Many of us knitters like to read. There are tons of knitting pattern and instruction books out there. Books teaching you a specific method or teaching you about tools of the trade. Stitch bibles with exciting stitch patterns to incorporate into your own design. But there are also books that are about knitting and knitters. The Yarn Whisperer – My… Read more »

8 Great Things I Loved in January

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Things I loved: My Woolly Mama Yarn stash enhancement. Isn't it just gorgeous?

Is it just me or was January over in a flash? I didn’t get to read as many blogs as I would have liked. I didn’t manage to finish everything I wanted to by the end of the month. But it was still a great month, filled with things I loved. Fun experiences, great blog posts, new acquisitions. In this… Read more »

9 Amazing Ideas for That Special Skein of Sock Yarn

sock yarn patterns teaser

If you are anything like me, you have a lot of fingering weight or sock yarn. And mostly single skeins of a colorway. I love hand-dyed yarn, whether it’s solid, semi-solid, variegated or striped. But if I only ever knit socks it can get quite boring and Second Sock Syndrome might just raise its head. Besides how many pairs of socks… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: 2017 – My First Year as a Knitting Blogger

knitting blogger - laptop and knitting

So, this was 2017. A new year has begun. I haven’t been blogging for a full year yet – I started this blog last year on March 1st. But I’ve learned a lot and the beginning of a new year is always a great time to look back and figure out what you want to do in the next year…. Read more »

Mistakes I Still Make After 10 Years of Knitting

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knitting mistakes - just some yarn

We all know them. We’ve all been guilty of at least some of them in the past or even still in the present. Although we may not always admit to them. Sometimes we get away with them. But more often we don’t. You all know what I’m talking about: Knitting mistakes. These mistakes though are not dropped stitches and miss-crossed… Read more »

Ultimate Knitting Needle Guide: the Best Material for You

knitting needle - Double pointed needles

Now you know a lot about needle types but what about their materials? Again there is a lot to choose from, and the material also affects your knitting and knitting experience. Nothing is right for everyone or even every project. Wood Wooden needles are light and flexible, and they feel warm in your hands (especially compared to metal needles). This… Read more »

It’s Here! V-Formation, My First Knitting Pattern (It’s Free!)

V-Formation free sock knitting pattern by Nadja Senoucci

“Was lange währt, wird endlich gut.” That’s what we Germans say. Something that takes a long time will finally turn out well. Or something like that. As per usual expressions like these are hard to translate well. But that is a very fitting expression to use right now. I’ve finally put my very first own pattern on Ravelry. And I can… Read more »

Ultimate Knitting Needle Guide: What Is the Right Needle for You?

knitting needle - Straight needles / single pointed needles

There are tons of knitting needles out there. All kinds of sizes and shapes, materials, and lengths. As it is with many things, the “right” knitting needle is (in part) a matter of preference. How would a beginner know which needles to choose then? You can ask someone who can give you advise. The wonderful people at your nearest LYS… Read more »

8 Amazing & Free Beginner Sweaters for You to Knit

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Free Beginner Sweaters overview

It’s getting cold, and we all want something warm to bundle up in. Other people might go to the store and buy a cute new sweater. But for us knitters, the first impulse is always to knit one ourselves. You’ve never knit a sweater before and are a beginner? Doesn’t matter, you can knit a sweater! It’s not all that… Read more »

How to Knit Faster and Get More Done

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I am sure you’ve been on a tight knitting deadline and wondered if you could still finish on time without forgoing sleep. Or you found yourself wondering why it takes you a month to complete a pair of socks when others need a week or less. Or even watched other, faster knitters and wished you could knit like that (unless you… Read more »