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A Yarn Hoarders Guide to Organization: Knitting Storage Solutions, Simple Knitting Patterns and More Free eBook
Theres no big secret to becoming organized its all in the planning. The process begins with going through what you have, getting rid of what you dont need, and holding off on buying anything new until you use up whats left or your remaning stash. I know what you're thinking that sounds difficult. While getting organized is never a simple thing, it doesn't have to be an overly complicated adventure, as long as you have a plan in place. With AllFreeKnitting's collection of tips and tricks for storing yarn, you'll finally get a handle on that yarn stash that's slowly been taking over the house. And once all of your yarn has a safe and orderly home, you'll always know where to store it as well as where to find it. Pair these organization ideas with the collection of easy knitting patterns located at the back of the eBook and you'll find that dwindling down your yarn stash is also a piece of cake.
Did you know that knitting tension problems can lead to pain during or after knitting? Wouldn't it be nice to get rid of that pain, or avoid it all together? Now you can! Enjoy 29 reader-submitted tips for avoiding joint pain while knitting. From taking regular breaks, stretching and using muscle-relaxing creams, you'll find out all the best tips from the experts - real knitters like you and me!
Are you still trying to sketch out new color knitting charts using pen and paper? Stop! Instead, use this Tricksy Knitting Chart Maker to create charts to your heart's content. Once your chart is created, feel free to print, share or embed your chart as you please. It's easy!
Once you've been knitting for awhile, it can be tricky knowing where to store all of you supplies! With these 61 reader-submitted tips, you'll find tons of great ideas for knitting needle storage. From old wine boxes to tiny garbage cans, you'll have plenty of storage ideas after reading this article.
If you're looking for a quick way to bust through some of your yarn stash, try this thrifty idea for Yarn Covered Coat Hangers. While not one of your typical beginner knitting projects, wrapping yarn around the hangers does have value. Not only does it keep clothes from easily falling off of the hangers, but keeps hangers from getting tangled with one another as well.
If you've ever finished a knit project, or if you've read an entire pattern before, chances are you've come across the mysterious term "blocking." As knitters, that leaves us to ask, "What is blocking and is it necessary?" While not every knitter blocks their items, it's a relatively simple process that can help improve garment shaping and sizing. Depending on the type of yarn you're using, there are various blocking methods and techniques available to knitters. To find the best, tried-and-true tips, we asked for our talented readers' input!
Reading knitting patterns is something that many knitters take for grantedonce you know how to do it, reading a pattern is almost second nature. For beginners, however, knitting patterns can present a little bit of a challenge. The biggest obstacle novice knitters encounter are the frequently used knitting abbreviations. At first glance, many of the symbols used in knitting patterns can look like gibberish to the untrained eye.
Having trouble reading a pattern? Find a complete list of knitting abbreviations here in this extensive list.
Winding your own ball of yarn can be challenging if you don't do it correctly it can easily become a pile of knots. Laura Zander from Jimmy Beans Wool shares her tips for winding yarn properly. Learn how to wind a center pull ball of yarn in this free knitting tutorial.
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