Category: Resources

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Free Knitting Pattern Chart Printable Templates

This is my 100th post! To celebrate, I wanted to do something nice and share something useful with my readers. I’ve noticed that by far my most popular post has been my review of the free online chart creation tool of Chart Minder. I still like this tool, and used...

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Shawl knitting for beginners – how to get started

If you’re a reader of this blog, it’ll come as no surprise that I love knitting shawls. Love it. In fact, I love it so much, that now that I’ve started designing knitting patterns myself, the obvious place to start was a lace shawl. If you’ve never knitted a shawl before, or...

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How to figure out yarn weight if you don’t have a label

Sometimes you come across some yarn that you don’t have any information on. Maybe it’s homespun, maybe the ball band or label got lost. It’s lovely yarn, and you’re dying to start knitting with it. But how do you know what sort of project to pick for it? What size needles...

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Easily chart your knitting patterns for free with Chart Minder

As I’m working on the publishable version of the pattern for Bap, I was looking into ways to create a simple chart. I do much of my charting with pen and paper, and I’ve created a few templates to make my life easier. (And because I like to share can download my knitting...

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Social Media for Knitters – Pinterest

The knitting community has become firmly entrenched online in the last few years. In fact, I really believe that the revival of yarny crafts such as knitting is in no small part due to the fact that knitters can now socialise and exchange patterns and skills online. Social networks play...

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Android App Review – Knitting Patterns Database Pro

Knitting Patterns Database Pro is a fairly new knitting Android app. Already full of features, it’s under active development, comes with excellent support and is probably one of the best knitting apps out there today. And it’s promising to only get better.