Category Archives: The Knitting World

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 »

How to Get the Most out of Your Stash

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A small part of some of my oldest stash yarn

The stash, our treasure. Almost all crafters have one, not just fiber enthusiasts. But what is a stash? What can it do for us? And how could we get more out of it? As I am organizing mine, I started thinking about this and tried to figure out what others have said about this subject before. There is a lot on… Read more »

16 Beautiful & Quick Cowls You’ll Have to Knit This Fall

I think it is safe to say that fall is upon us. The trees are changing color, everything looks pretty (I like fall) and the wolflings play with fallen leaves. It gets dark much earlier than before, it’s windy, and it rains a lot. And it’s getting colder. If you haven’t knit yourself a cowl yet, it’s about time! To… Read more »

What to Look out for in the New Knitty Deep Fall 2017 – a Review

Review Knitty Deep Fall 2017 - Screenshot taken from Knitty front page

I’m sure most of you have noticed it by now: The new Knitty is out! This is the Deep Fall issue, so we get a lot of patterns suitable for the cooler temperatures. And this is also the 15th-anniversary issue, so all patterns in here should be inspired by something published in the Knitty issues of the last 15 years…. Read more »

Important Things to Know About “Where the Wild Sheep Roam” – a Review

Review Where the Wild Sheep Roam (Screenshot taken from Ravelry)

As you all know I’ve recently completed the Where the Wild Sheep Roam cardigan for Tiny Wolf. I’m still absolutely in love with it and there are many beautiful examples of other finished projects over on Ravelry. If you are anything like me then gazing at beautiful knit items makes you want to knit them yourself. Immediately. Do you feel… Read more »