Yarn and Fiber Arts

April 16, 2020
Easy to Make Crochet Rose Rug

I wanted to make a rug with roses, so back to Pinterest I went and sure enough there were a couple of examples of crocheted rose rugs and they were gorgeous. That was it, I now knew exactly what I wanted to create, a beautiful crochet rug made to look like a bed of roses.

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January 23, 2017
How to Knit: Crochet Cast On

  Learn to create a Crochet Cast On! It is a useful tool in your knitting tool box! There are a variety of uses that make this in invaluable cast on and I would put it in the intermediate to advanced category. Intermediate or advanced, because if you have not crocheted before then holding the […]

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January 22, 2017
How to Knit: Cable Rib Cast On

If you are going to create a ribbed piece on your knitted garment, for example, you are making a classic sweater and you want a ribbed waist band, the last thing you want is to lose all of that valuable stretch by starting with a classic cast on. The Cable Rib cast on is an […]

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January 22, 2017
How to Knit: Ribbed Bind Off

Wow! I am very happy to you want to learn how to do the Ribbed Bind Off. I am assuming you are a beginning to intermediate knitter, and you are expanding your skills in the knitting arena, and of course I may be wrong, but for some reason you stumbled onto this page and wanted […]

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January 21, 2017
How to Knit: Binding Off

So, you’ve done all this work! You have learned to cast on and you have knitted up a beautiful item. Now you need to know how to finish this piece, maybe it’s a scarf, or something more elaborate. It is time to learn how to bind off (or cast off) your knitting. Knowing how to […]

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January 11, 2017
How to Knit and Purl

It is not difficult to learn to knit and to learn properly, in my opinion means that you also learn the purl stitch. Some knitters never move to the purl stitch, yet it is so easy and really expands your creativity. Be fearless when you are learning because if you can learn one half of […]

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January 10, 2017
How to Knit: Cable Cast On

A Cable Cast On is perfect for neat edges on a knitted project. When you knit this cast on it makes a perfect, firm scroll accent and if you are knitting a blanket or a coat where you want to see a firm edge with lovely detail, then pick the cable cast on. This cast […]

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January 9, 2017
How to Knit: Knitted Cast On

Use a Knitted Cast On for any project where you want a loose edge. Flowing sweaters, loose scarf edges would be the first place to use this one. This is an easy all-purpose knitting cast on and works up very quickly for most knitters. If you like this method, but prefer an edge that is […]

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January 7, 2017
How To Knit: Long Tail Cast On

The Long Tail Cast On was the second cast on that I used, and I cannot remember what I did in the very beginning of my knitting adventure. This cast on served me well for many projects and it wasn’t until it was time to make tutorials that I discovered so many other wonderful cast […]

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January 5, 2017
How To Knit: Beginner Cast On

Don't let fear of the unknown keep you from knitting. One of the easiest ways to begin knitting is to use the Craft Curiosity tutorial to learn the Beginner Cast On. If you have never picked up a pair of knitting needles, and you have decided you want to learn how to knit, then the […]

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