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How long does it take to knit a sweater

A brief overview of how many hours it takes to finish a knitted sweater (on average) The time it takes to finish a sweater will depend on four main variables: the size (S, M, L XL), your gauge (the density of your stitches), the complexity of your pattern, and your knitting speed. As a result, …

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How to prevent ladders when knitting in the round

10 tips to avoid laddering – no matter if you use magic loop or knit with double-pointed knitting needles. Are you constantly fighting those annoying ladders when knitting in the round? You have tried everything but you can still see the gaps where you changed from one needle to the next. Well, this tutorial will …

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How to knit shadow wrap short rows

A step-by-step tutorial for knitting shadow wrap short rows – plus important tips and tricks for heels, etc. Short rows can be frustrating. Often, they are somewhat fiddly to knit and you end up with holes or unsightly stitches. But they really don’t need to be. This tutorial will show you how to knit Shadow …

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How to knit a vertical buttonhole

A simple technique to make a vertical buttonhole for knitting beginners A lot of knitting projects need buttons to be fastened. Cardigans come to mind, but also pillow covers or pouches. Now, maybe you already know a simple technique for a buttonhole. But how do you make a vertical buttonhole? Well, it really couldn’t be …

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How to knit a reinforced buttonhole

A step-by-step tutorial for reinforcing a buttonhole and knitting it in one row So, you stumbled across a simple way to knit a buttonhole. It was easy and fast to make it. But then, lo and behold, with time it wore out and looked all wonky. Does this sound familiar? Well, I want to show …

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How to knit a buttonhole

A step-by-step tutorial on making a buttonhole in knitting for beginners Do you want to knit a cardigan, a little polo shirt, or maybe just a little pouch? You already have your buttons but you have no clue how to make a buttonhole in knitting? Well, then this tutorial was made for you because I …

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Can you sell items made from patterns?

Everything you need to know about selling products made from someone else’s knitting pattern So, you want to sell your knitting. Great! But now you are unsure whether you can actually sell items made from a copyrighted pattern. Is that allowed? And what if the pattern is for free does this change things? In both …

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Advanced Mosaic knitting patterns – Tips and tricks

A list of helpful tips for neater results with mosaic knitting The basics of mosaic knitting are super simple. Yet, it can sometimes be difficult to achieve neat results. Advanced mosaic knitting does require an even tension. Most importantly, I do feel that you should exploit the benefits of this technique as best as you …

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Mosaic Knitting Tutorial

A step-by-step tutorial on how to do mosaic knitting, read the charts, and finish intricate patterns with success. Do you want to dive into the beautiful world of colorwork? But you feel Fair Isle and intarsia knitting are a little bit too difficult for you, yet? Well, then you absolutely need to learn how to …

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How to block knitting

A handy little guide to blocking knitting projects – no matter if it’s a scarf, a sweater, or socks Do you want to know the most important factor that sets those charmingly self-made projects apart from those that look like unique handmade masterpieces? What sets the beginner apart from the experienced knitter? One word: blocking! …

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