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Yarn Hack: Make a Pom Pom

Everyone needs a hat with a big ‘ol pom pom on top! Our yarn hack demonstrates a quick way to make a pom pom with tools everyone has—toilet paper rolls! You can also make a tassel using this method, just squish one of the tubes a little bit to make one side smaller. That’s the…

Yarn Hacks: Joining Two Yarns Together

Our yarn hack demonstrates a quick way to join two yarns so you can add some color to your knitting and crochet projects. Nifty! This is a really secure knot; I promise it won’t come undone! We’ve got more yarn hacks for you! Check ’em out: Wind Your Yarn Fast Make Cording with a Mixer…

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Yarn Hacks: Wind yarn with your beaters!

If you don’t have a swift and ball winder, never fear, Yarn Hacks are here! Necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the knitting bag. The kitchen is our destination for this trick, a hand mixer, to be exact. This ubiquitous kitchen tool is also a knitting tool! You…

Knitting Finishing Idea: Make twisted cord with a hand mixer

Knitting Finishing Techniques: Cording Yarn Hack

Some knitting finishing techniques are easier than others. I was at an LYS a couple years ago, and the store owner and a customer were making twisted cording to use as a drawstring. They were standing about 30 feet apart and twisting and twisting and twisting, each going the other way. They were having a…

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Lace Knitting Yarn Hack: Dental Floss Lifeline!

If you make a mistake or lose your place in a lace knitting pattern, it’s pretty scary. Ripping out is super challenging because it’s difficult to replicate the yarnovers, decreases, and other special stitches that are common in knit lace. Lifelines are commonly used in lace designs to help you keep in pattern if you…

Block knitting with a salad spinner. Learn how with our Yarn Hack video!

Blocking knitting with a salad spinner!

Blocking knitting can be a pain, and depending on the project, it can take up a lot of space, not to mention a lot of time. Did you know you could block small projects with the help of a salad spinner? That’s right, one of my favorite kitchen tools has now become one of my…

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Photography: Take your photos from drab to fab!

There’s a saying that a knitting project isn’t really finished until you post a photo of it on one of your social network accounts. And yes, documenting and showing off our knitwear is an important part of the process. But what if you’re not great at photography? And what if you only have your phone…

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4 Quick Knit I-Cord Holiday Gift Projects

The Interweave Knits staff has gone crazy for knit I-cord projects! It all started earlier this year, with Interweave Knits  Summer 2015 and the introduction of the Embellish-Knit. The Embellish-Knit machine makes it incredibly easy to create yards and yards of knit I-cord. Why would you want yards and yards of knit i-cord? For starters, you can make quick knit I-cord gifts such…

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VIDEO: How to knit basic brioche stitch

When Deborah Helmke’s brioche stitch Caen Cowl sample for Knitscene Fall 2015 arrived in the office, I fell in love with it. It’s one of my favorite colors, it’s squishy, and it’s totally oversized and trendy—you know that image of singer Lenny Kravitz and his giant, oversized scarf? It’s like that, but way more wearable by those of…

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Brioche Stitch: Grafting Invisibly (and a Free Ear Warmer Pattern!)

After studying grafting for the last few years, I’ve discovered that all kinds of stitch patterns can be recreated using a tapestry needle and a strand of yarn: from plain knit and purl combinations such as stockinette stitch, garter stitch, and ribbing, to more complex patterns containing cables and twisted stitches, and yarnovers and decreases…