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    Women directory provides news tips, guides and articles relating to knitting. Explore the craft of knitting, techniques, tips, events, projects and publications


    Knits are big news this spring
    If there is a fashion uniform for this season, it's the shrunken knit. This groovy, cartoon-coloured jersey top, which takes its inspiration from the school sports field and the Hollywood "sweater girl" look, is comfy, cosy, yet cool enough to be worn
    07-Feb-2005 - Details


    What you need to know about yarn, tools and basic stitches
    One of the pleasures of crocheting and knitting is working with beautiful yarn colors and textures. All yarn patterns require specific types of yarn, some mention a specific brand of yarn. There are five basic types of yarn
    25-May-2005 - Details


    Make Your Own Knitting Needle Case
    You don't have to be an expert seamstress to sew your own knitting needle case. These cases can cost $50 or more. Save your money for more yarn!
    18-Apr-2005 - Details


    Victorian Knitting
    Reprints of knitting patterns for some of the best-known Victorian magazines
    21-Feb-2005 - Details


    Learning To Knit - basic information
    Ideas on how to get started learning to knit as well as how to knit and purl
    21-Feb-2005 - Details


    The Knitting Library
    Welcome to the Knitting Library, an index of what you'll find at Knitting.About.com. There are several thousand pages of patterns and information on this site so please look around
    21-Feb-2005 - Details


    Making A Knit Stitch
    I find that this method of knitting is easier and quicker, creates a nicer tension with less "rowing out" and is much easier on the hands (less wrist strain.) If this method is different than how you've been taught, give it a try and you may discover a new love of knitting blooming!
    21-Feb-2005 - Details


    When the Stash Attacks: Creative Techniques for Concealing Your Yarns
    Nothing says, "There's no yarn in here" like a non-functioning appliance. Have a dead dishwasher, stove, or refrigerator you can't bear to part with? (Heck, even a non-functioning car will do.) Pack your yarn well, so that any lingering odors from the appliance don't permeate your precious fibers, and stuff away.
    21-Feb-2005 - Details


    Cotton yarn problems and advice
    I had written to the list to ask about a problem I was having with anall-cotton shawl I'd knitted. After I finished the shawl, here and therecotton threads would "sproing" up where I'd joined a new ball of yarn.When I noticed that someone had written to the list to ask about potentialproblems with knitting with cotton, I thought I'd send in a compilation ofsome of the advice I'd received.
    21-Feb-2005 - Details


    Thoughts on color
    I agree with the possible gender connections being made and with the ideathat if you like and wear some colours well you are more likely to workwith them well. (I work with and write about colour so consider myselfpretty competent. But I'm a hard-core "autumn" and cannot get around myaversion to blue.) But there's another factor at work here that takes it out of the personaland the gender.
    21-Feb-2005 - Details


    Knitting Resources Index
    There are several thousand pages of patterns and information on Knitting.About.com so please look around! The Knitting Resources Index is a Site Map of what you'll find here, showing an outline of the resources, articles, and patterns on this site along with links.
    05-Aug-2005 - Details


    A field guide to yarn substitutions
    There are several reasons why you might choose to use a different yarn. Perhaps the specified yarn is now discontinued. Maybe the cost of the specified yarn is beyond your means, or in a fit of financial restraint, you've decided to dive into your stash for a replacement yarn
    30-May-2005 - Details


    Knit or crochet your own Martha poncho
    Coming soon to a knitting klatsch near you: a pattern for Martha Stewart's infamous prison-break poncho.
    Lion Brand Yarn is introducing a free "Welcome Home" poncho pattern, satisfying crocheters and knitters who took one look at the domestic diva's garment and were hooked
    20-Mar-2005 - Details


    Crafts make a comeback
    This semester, Kristen Keating is walking with needles and pens.

    Between classes and homework, the Millsaps College psychology major turns to knitting and crocheting as a way to relieve the stress of academia.
    22-Mar-2005 - Details


    The Sock Knitter's Companion: Step-by-Step Help
    The day I completed my first sock was a day of liberation. For years I'd been mystified by socks, never daring try them on my own. I learned that although knitted socks look complex and daunting, they're actually the most logical items to knit
    07-Apr-2005 - Details


    Knitting is now the in thing while pubbing
    London: Knitting and drinking in a pub are as apart as chalk and cheese. While a pub is associated with loud revellery and carousal, as an antihthesis to it, knitting is usually the favourite pastime of home bodies like spinsters and grannies, but now a pub in England will become the first to allow visitors to knit as they gulp down their drinks.
    22-Oct-2005 - Details


    Close-Knit Cafes
    The knitting cafe is the newest stitch in the knitting and crochet revival sweeping the country, as fashionistas rush to create scarves and hats--and now ponchos and wraps, the accessories of the moment
    10-Apr-2005 - Details


    Antique Knitting Patterns
    Welcome to our antique room. We hope you'll find something old, something maybe you've watched your grandmother make. Or maybe you have had an old pattern and lost it.
    14-Apr-2005 - Details


    Learn To Knit
    Knitting will give you a lifetime of pleasure and relaxation. You can learn to create handmade knits for yourself and people you love. When you give a lovingly knit gift, part of you goes into it. Your time, talent, the yarn and color you select -- even the thoughts and feelings you have as you work -- all become part of your knitted gift. You can learn to knit by following our simple instructions and by the end of chapter 2, you'll be knitting
    04-Jul-2005 - Details


    Medieval Egyptian Knitting
    The oldest surviving knitted socks exhibit some sophistication, with stranded knit polychrome patterns, worked at a gauge of around 12 stitches/10 rows per inch. All were knitted from the toe up of cotton. Both heel shaping and toe formation are created in a variety ways.
    20-May-2005 - Details

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