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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! In this collection of AllFreeKnitting readers' best tips on how to block knitting, you'll know which methods work the best, what obstacles to watch out for and how to achieve the ultimate blocking results. Thanks to you, the readers, we're all able to learn and grow in our knitting adventure! Enjoy the insider secrets below, and if you have addition tips on how to block knitting, please feel free to share them in the comments section.
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!
Enjoy this collection of reader-submitted responses to the statement: You know you've been knitting too long when_______. From serious to funny, you'll love this group of responses that all knitters can relate to. If you've ever spent hours working on free knitting patterns, you'll definitely get a kick out of this list.
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.
Learning how to knit doesn't have to be stressful. Read this guide to get a grasp on the basics.
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.
Having trouble reading a pattern? Find a complete list of knitting abbreviations here in this extensive list.
This wonderful free knitting tutorial will have you knitting bobbles in no time at all! The technique demonstrated produces rounded bobbles. Once you learn how to make your own, make sure to check out the Pieces O' Pie Pattern!
As is the case with most hobbies, the more involved you become with knitting, the more supplies and yarn you'll feel the need to collect whether it's for the purpose of making a new pattern or just to own a few new tools in case they become of use somewhere down the road. While accumulating a variety of supplies is inevitable, that doesn't mean your craft room has to get messy. There are plenty of tips and tricks knitters can use to ensure their yarn stash and knitting collections stay nice and tidy. With this group of 74 reader-submitted tips, you'll find practical storage solutions that every knitter, beginner and advanced, can use.
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