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Knitting for Beginners: 74 Tips and Tricks

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor for AllFreeKnitting

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.


Knitting for Beginners: 74 Tips and Tricks

61 Ways to Store Knitting Needles
13 Tips for Yarn Stash Storage



61 Ways to Store Knitting Needles

The longer you've been a knitter, the more time you've had to collect a vast array of knitting supplies.  We're talking circular knitting needles, straight knitting needles, cable needles, darning needles, tape measurers, stitch markers, rulers, and of course, tons of yarn!  Just listing all the contents of my knitting stash makes my head feel cluttered; imagine how cluttered a room can look if each of these items isn't in its own place?  Over the years as you've accrued your own supplies and mixed them in with knitting supplies from family and friends, I'm sure you've realized how challenging it can be knowing how to keep everything neat and tidy.  Inside 61 Ways to Store Knitting Needles, you'll discover reader-submitted tips and suggestions for keeping needles, both straight and circular, organized and easily accessible.


13 Tips for Yarn Stash Storage

How many times has this happened to you: you walk into a yarn shop intending to buy yarn for your next project, but you end up walking out with triple the amount you needed to buy.  As avid knitters, yarn just speaks to us, and while it's fun to purchase it on an impulse, back at home it can be tricky knowing how to organize everything.  Inside this 13 Tips for Yarn Stash Storage article, you'll find plenty of ideas for how to store yarn in a functional way.  Imagine how nice it will be to walk into your craft room, in search of a specific type of yarn, and know exactly where you put it.  If you take these tips to heart, that dream can become an organized reality.





This spring, for those of you trying to clean out your craft room (or more specifically, your yarn stash), make sure you check out our new eBook that's filled with even more great tips and organizing ideas.  You'll even find a selection of easy knitting patterns to help use up leftover yarn from your stash!  Download your copy of A Yarn Hoarder’s Guide to Organization: Knitting Storage Solutions, Simple Knitting Patterns + More Free eBook today.




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