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Align Fingerless Mitts Tutorial ---

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Get your free pattern by clicking here! Many thanks to Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits for this fabulous free pattern! You can see Courtney’s other designs on in her Ravelry store. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The yarn I used on my finished blue mitts is Alpha B, Single Silk B, […]

Crochet for Knitters – Wavy Blanket --- advanced beginner

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Free pattern + 3 part video tutorial. This pattern is easy to memorize and versatile – I give instructions in the video for how to make it any size, using any yarn and hook size.

Two Socks at-a-Time, Toe-Up, Magic Loop --- intermediate

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Pattern includes instructions for both worsted-weight and sock-weight yarns, each in sizes for children, women, and men.

Pattern + links to 7 instructional videos.

Mimi Hooded Scarf --- advanced beginner

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Pattern plus links to a four-part video tutorial.

Barber Pole Cowl Tutorial --- intermediate

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No matter how you twist this cowl around your head and neck, you always look perfectly dressed. With no wrong sides, luxurious cashmere blend yarn, and a fair isle stripe pattern to keep the knitting interesting. Free pattern + three-part video tutorial.

Easy Toddler Pullover – 3 Ways --- advanced beginner

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Plain, stripes, fair isle, or fabric appliqué? This tutorial walks you through the knitting as well as three different treatments to make your sweater unique. Pattern + links to seven-part video tutorial.

Traditional Dishcloth Pattern – Free Update ---

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My free Learn to Knit a Dishcloth pattern + video tutorial has received a much-requested update. This update includes instructions for making rectangular dishcloths, any size. Now, they’re all called “dishcloths”, regardless of the shape or size you make them. But I personally find the 9 x 9″ squares too big for washing dishes. Instead, […]

Rodeo Drive Poncho --- advanced beginner

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Some wintertime luxury. Pattern + four-part video tutorial.

Knit Snowman Scarf and Bookmark --- beginner

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To see the card-making part of this collaboration, visit Kristina Werner’s video. New to knitting? You can see my knitting basics video playlist here. Or, here is a good first project for new knitters, which also teaches you to knit. Instructions for working this scarf bookmark are as follows: Using leftover sock yarn and size […]

Easy-Knit Sweater Jacket --- advanced beginner

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How about a pattern + video tutorial for what will become your new favorite sweater jacket? The pattern is sized from XS to 3XL, and includes links to a four-part video tutorial.

Crochet for Knitters – Granny Ripple Blanket --- beginner

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The Granny Ripple is a traditional stitch, that I have made especially friendly for knitters learning crochet, and new crocheters. This free pattern includes links to a five-part instructional video.

Ten Stitch Blanket --- advanced beginner

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Click here to get your free copy of the pattern! This pattern is designed by Frankie (Rosemily on Ravelry). You can see her other designs here. To learn more about Frankie’s work with the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation and to donate, visit her website. Many thanks to Frankie for the great pattern! To see thousands […]

Runrig Muffatees Fingerless Mitts --- advanced beginner

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These fingerless gloves are knit side-to-side, with a picot edge around the hand, and the thumb openings.

Free pattern + five-part video tutorial.

Shaker Dishcloths and Coasters --- advanced beginner

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Pattern includes row-by-row instruction for dishcloths (with and without a picot edge), coasters (with and without a picot edge), and guidelines for modifying the pattern.

Pattern + links to 4-part instructional video.

Easy Fingerless Mitts --- advanced beginner

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Whether you have experience using double-pointed needles or not, you can knit these fingerless mitts!

Free pattern + links to a 4-part video tutorial.

Downton Hat Tutorial --- intermediate

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Calling all Downton Abbey fans – this week’s new video tutorial is the Downton Hat. Designed by Annie of knitsofacto.com, she offers a huge range of sizes from baby to adult. If you haven’t started Christmas knitting yet, here’s how to get your loved ones looking as fancy as Lady Crawley.

Crochet for Knitters – Rugged Ripples Blanket --- advanced beginner

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Get your free copy of the pattern HERE. Many thanks to Stephanie Gage of Spinning Colors for allowing us to use her pattern in this tutorial. Be sure to visit her shop, Spinning Colors, where she sells hand-crafted yarns. She also has other patterns on Ravelry. Info on things you’ll see in this video: The […]

Crochet for Knitters – Granny Square Blanket --- advanced beginner

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Traditional granny squares, free pattern + 4-part video tutorial.

Saroyan Scarf --- advanced beginner

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This lovely scarf, called Saroyan, is designed by Liz Abinante of feministy.com. After receiving a ton of requests for this, I’m happy to offer this video tutorial on Liz’s design.

Free pattern + 3 part video tutorial.

2 Socks at-a-Time, Magic Loop --- intermediate

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This tutorial demonstrates how to knit two socks at-a-time, using magic loop – or one long circular needle to knit both socks.

Pattern + links to a five-part instructional video.

Moebius Basketweave Cowl --- beginner

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Just one skein of yarn, a few hours of knitting, and a quick seam! Free pattern + free video tutorial.

Zasio Sweater Coat --- intermediate

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In this five-part tutorial, we’re going to learn to make this sweater – err, coat – if you live in a warm place, like I do.

World’s Best Kitchen Scrubbie --- beginner

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I’m happy to offer you this free pattern + video tutorial, because these scrubbies feel like a secret I’ve been keeping for years. I say “World’s Best” because I believe it – this is what you’ll find at my kitchen sink! They get the job done, rinse easily, and dry quickly.

Ombré-Dyed Sweater --- intermediate

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In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to do something very unique. We’re going to knit this sweater using undyed yarn, then dye it (as a completed garment) to get the Ombré effect. Ombré dyeing gives us a very light color at the top of the sweater, gradually getting darker toward the bottom.

Pattern + links to 4-part instructional videos

Learn to Knit a Spiral Scarf --- advanced beginner

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Free pattern + video tutorial.

Baby Gnome Cap --- advanced beginner

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Free pattern by Maureen Hefti of RavenousKnits.com, plus a four-part video tutorial.

Learn to Knit Toe-Up Magic Loop Socks --- intermediate

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In sizes for men, women, and kids!

Pattern + links to 5 instructional videos.

Mitered Squares --- beginner

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The technique is simple, the squares are fun to knit, and the uses are limitless.

Short instructional video + free PDF download.

Log Cabin Scrap Blanket --- beginner

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Here’s how to turn your leftover bits of yarn into something beautiful and warm.

Free pattern + links to 6-part video tutorial.

Fiona Baby Sundress – Updated! --- advanced beginner

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The Fiona Baby Sundress is a pattern I released about 4 years ago. I’m re-releasing it today to include an updated pattern, larger size range (newborn to Child Size 2), and a six-part video tutorial.

Free pattern + links to 6-part video tutorial.

Linen Stitch --- beginner

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The Linen Stitch is a simple, two-row repeat that makes a dense, flat fabric that looks woven instead of knit. Free downloadable PDF.

Learn to Knit Entrelac --- advanced beginner

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After many, many requests for an Entrelac tutorial, I’m SUPER EXCITED to be able to offer this. And it’s FREE!

Learn to Knit a Men’s Sweater --- intermediate

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Finally, something for the guys in a pattern + video tutorial! While my original sketches for this included cables, a shawl collar, buttons, stripes, (and more); masculine feedback on the design helped me to edit it down to something that even the most conservative dresser will want to wear. (And just enough going on to keep it interesting for the knitter.)

Pattern + links to 8 instructional videos.

Woman’s Zippered Letterman’s Jacket --- intermediate

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This jacket is knit in a top-down raglan style, but because the sleeves are a different color, it’s knit in pieces and seamed together. In this tutorial we’ll learn how to construct this sweater, seaming, icord edges, working fair isle, working short rows, and installing a zipper. If you live in the Southern US (like me), this might be the only winter jacket you need this year!

Pattern + links to 9 instructional videos.

Learn to Knit Gloves --- beginner

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This pattern is for a warm pair of thick gloves. We use size 4 US needles and worsted weight yarn to make learning the techniques easier. After you’ve worked through this pattern, it will be no problem to move on to other, more complicated patterns that use smaller needles and thinner yarn, to make more delicate gloves.

Pattern + links to 9 instructional videos.

Learn to Knit a Sweater – Woman’s T-shirt --- advanced beginner

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Summertime knitting, and no prior sweater knitting experience needed! This sweater is a top-down raglan style, knit in a light summery yarn. Learning to knit (and fit) this style of sweater will set you up to knit all kinds of other patterns. I’ve sized this sweater from XS to 3X.

Pattern + links to 7 instructional videos.

Learn to Knit a Dishcloth --- beginner

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I am offering this tutorial (pattern + instructional videos) for FREE! This is a traditional pattern, not my own design, that has been used for generations. I am presenting this for beginning knitters who would like to learn this technique, and to give a free sample of my video tutorials.

Pattern + links to instructional videos.

Learn to Felt – Nagel Purse --- advanced beginner

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In this tutorial we’ll learn how to felt, as well as how to complete the unique shaping of this bag. That includes picking up stitches on both the knit and purl sides, working the handles, and tricks for keeping your count just right to keep the bag sides symmetrical.

Pattern + links to 6 instructional videos.

Learn to Knit Lace --- beginner

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Lace knitting can be daunting to knitters who have never tried it, but with a little help, these techniques are simple to learn, and the reward of a finished lace scarf is totally worth it.

Pattern + links to 5 instructional videos.

Learn to Knit Mittens --- beginner

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Basic mittens are quick and fun to knit, and are full of skill-building techniques you’ll use in tons of other patterns you knit.

Pattern + links to 5 instructional videos.

Learn to Knit Your First Cap --- beginner

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So, you’ve knit a scarf or two, what now? Time to “move beyond the rectangle” and start knitting shapes!

Pattern + links to four instructional videos.

Learn to Felt – Easter Basket --- advanced beginner

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This Easter Basket is knit up with double-strands of worsted yarn and size 10.5 or 11 needles. That means you’ll have a finished basket, ready to felt, in just a few evenings of knitting.

Pattern + links to 6 instructional videos.

2 Socks at-a-time on 2 Circulars --- advanced beginner

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Here’s how to avoid “second sock syndrome”. This series of seven videos guides you through knitting two socks at the same time, using two circular needles.

Pattern + links to seven instructional videos

Learn to Knit an Earflap Cap --- intermediate

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Earflap hats have become very popular recently, but there are some tricky parts to knitting them, including the earflaps themselves.

Pattern + links to 4 instructional videos

Learn to Knit Socks --- advanced beginner

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These videos use a simple pattern and worsted-weight yarn to quickly get you through the tricky parts of sock knitting.
The techniques you learn here will set you up for working most other cuff-down (traditional) sock patterns.

Pattern + links to 6 instructional videos

Learn to Knit Fair Isle – Baby or Adult Cap --- intermediate

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Both baby and adult sizes in the pattern!
Materials Needed:
• Yarn: Two colors of worsted-weight yarn
• Needles: Size 7 US 16” circular needles and size 7 US double-pointed needles
• Additional Materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle

Pattern + links to three instructional videos

Learn to Knit a Christmas Stocking --- intermediate

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Materials Needed:
• About 200 yards of worsted weight yarn
• Size 7 US needles 16” circular needles, size 7 US double-pointed needles
• 3 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• Scrap yarn for embroidery (optional)

Pattern + links to seven instructional videos

Amirah Fingerless Gloves --- intermediate

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Fingerless GLOVES, not mittens – don’t be fooled! Fingerless gloves are a much better fit. They lovingly wrap and cuddle each finger, so that there is no unfortunate gaping around the hand.

This pattern is available two ways – either as a pattern with instructional videos, or as a pattern only.

Learn to Knit Magic Loop Socks --- intermediate

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Magic loop knitting is a way of knitting socks (or any tiny tube) with a long circular needle instead of double-pointed needles. In this pattern you will see links to seven instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts.

Pattern + links to 7 instructional videos

Learn to Knit Your First Scarf --- beginner

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Get knitting! This pattern as a good first project for all beginning knitters.
Materials Needed:
• one skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted (widely available at craft stores)
• size 10.5 US needles (preferably wooden ones)
• a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends

Pattern + links to seven instructional videos