• Interchangeable circular knitting needles

    5 Reasons Why YOU Should Use Circular Knitting Needles

    Circular knitting needles are relatively new to the knitting tool kit, I say relative since knitting has been around a while… Circular knitting needles started showing up after World War II. They are basically…

    March 9, 2021
  • Photo of a sewing machine

    How to Thread Almost ANY Sewing Machine

    If you are looking at your brand new sewing machine and wondering how to thread it, start with the manual. If you are looking at a machine you bought used, chances are pretty good…

    February 4, 2021
  • Fabric and Real Pumpkin sitting on a porch

    Plumpkin: The Fabric Pumpkin

    It’s time to decorate for the fall (or at least I probably should have started, I’m a little behind) and I love using ‘evergreen’ decor! What does ‘evergreen’ mean? It means you can use…

    October 14, 2020
  • Showing how to do a knit stitch

    How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

    The Stockinette Stitch is the most popular knitting stitch. It is what you picture in your mind when you think about a warm, cozy knit sweater. It is smooth and luxurious. It is what…

    July 28, 2020
  • purl side of a knit project

    Learn the Purl Stitch: a Comprehensive Guide

    We are going to learn how to do the Purl Stitch in knitting. We need it to make our knitting more interesting. You can knit every single stitch in a project and it will…

    June 23, 2020
  • Threading a needle

    How to Thread a Needle and Keep it Threaded

    This sounds like a silly post topic. But don’t be fooled, threading the needle can sometimes be the most annoying bit about hand sewing (and machine sewing if you do not have an automatic…

    June 9, 2020
  • Bright pink yarn knit in the garter stitch pattern

    What is a Garter Stitch in Knitting?

    After learning how to cast yarn onto needles and the basic knit stitch, you need to know how to create a fabric from all those knit stitches, otherwise knitting would just be yarn looped…

    May 28, 2020