How To Crochet The Pineapple Stitch

The Pineapple Motif has been around for a very long  time and is considered to be a vintage addition to the art of crochet. This simple little pattern is very versatile in that it can be used for a wide variety of applications such as applique work using crochet thread and multiple pineapples to make shawls and blankets.

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How To Knit The Bamboo Stitch

Tension on bamboo stitch

The Bamboo Stitch is one of my favourite stitches to use in many of my projects. When worked with thicker yarn such as worsted, Aran, or chunky you get a really cozy fabric knit up really quickly and when using lighter yarns such as sport weight or fingering you create an airy fabric that’s great for Spring or Summer items.

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How To Start Double Knitting: 7 Common Problems With Answers

Reversible Knitting

Reversible Knitting Problems & Answers

Double Knitting Tips For Beginners

Also known as reversible knitting this technique allows you to make two connected layers of fabric at a time. It’s great for any type of garment you want to potentially wear on either side, or for garments you will end up seeing both sides of anyway: hats, gloves, scarves/shawls, cardigans, blankets.

Having recently learnt how to do double knitting it is still fresh in my mind all the things I wish I had known before I picked up the pattern. Reversible knitting has some unique methods you will need to follow which don’t always correspond to the usual techniques found in regular knitting and this is what I want to pick up on for all those other beginners. Trust me, it will make life easier for you once you know about these 7 common problems and questions new double knitters face.

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Rip It Out Before You Tear It Out: How To Correct Knitting Mistakes

So you’ve been knitting for a while and managed to get a good-sized chunk of that section done but when you look down and inspect your work you realize that you’ve made a mistake! Maybe it was getting your tension wrong and now your knitted piece is too big or too small, it  could be that you have missed out a stitch or two in a pattern repeat or you have somehow managed to decrease and increase in random places and that has now ruined your stitch count. However it happened it’s unlikely you’ll be able to repair it easily but you don’t want to lose everything that you’ve already made.

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How To Block Acrylic Yarn

Steaming acrylic yarns for a professional look

Taking Your Acrylic Projects To The Next Level

I love to work with acrylic yarns for many reasons but the top two are because projects made with them tend to hold their shape well when finished and the yarn is generally inexpensive. However, it is difficult to get acrylic projects looking professional because you cannot block them in the usual way.

After many of my failed attempts I came across another method which has saved many a project and made them into a high quality finished piece which my customers have loved.

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