knit a simple necklace of chain linksWant to knit a cute accessory that you can make from start to finish in an afternoon or so? Look no further than the Chain Scarf Necklace from La littérature gourmande.

Each of the links is a knit rectangle (work …

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vintage lace hat free knitting patternThe free Sweater Babe pattern of the month this month is the Vintage Charm One Ball Hat, a cute little lace leaf patterned hat worked with one skein of a super soft chunky 100 percent baby alpaca yarn.

This …

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new vintage lace giveawayI hate the phrase “not your grandmother’s knitting” and yet I’m tempted to say the patterns in New Vintage Lace by Andrea Jurgrau are not your grandmother’s doilies. Except they might be. Sort of.

These projects are inspired by vintage …

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If you’re a lover of coffee or tea, accessories related to your caffeine-fueled obsession are both fun and useful to knit. Here are some great ideas to get you started. check out these coffee-related knitting patterns

Hooker Leo has a cute coffee cup square motif that …

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knti footstool classic elite yarnsSpeaking of knitting things for the home, this week’s free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns fits right in. This knit footstool designed by Tonia Barry is a pretty simple — if somewhat big — project that will definitely let people …

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a new season of knitting daily tvSeason 13 of Knitting Daily (the second with host Vickie Howell) is coming to PBS soon (depending on your local station, of course) and the DVD set of the season is available for purchase now (or you can download it …

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knit this lovely silk scarf with simple elongated stitchesKara over at Petals to Picots had been holding on to a ball of Lion Brand Collection Silk Yarn, waiting for the prefect project to come around. When she learned about making elongated stitches by wrapping the yarn an extra …

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How to finish off a circular knit project. There are lots of little tricks in knitting that you don’t necessarily learn when you’re learning how to knit, particularly if you learned from the Internet (not that there’s anything wrong with that; I’m proud to teach people to knit …

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knits at home giveawayThings are getting just a little crazy in my life right now. It’s about six weeks until my book is due to the publisher, and I still have a lot of work to do, plus an almost-five-year-old who’ll be home …

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finger knitting david babcockRemember the knitting marathoner? Last year David Babcock become the Guinness World Record holder for knitting the longest scarf ever made while running a marathon (at the Kansas City Marathon in October).

Word has it Babcock is headed back to …

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use project cards to keep your ufos in orderWe’ve all had times when we knew we were putting a project in time out. Usually that is accompanied by frustration and getting the project out of our sight as quickly as possible.

But we really should be kind to …

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big squeeze knit juicerWe all love our gadgets, but there’s something kind of cold and impersonal about using them. Touching a screen or flipping a switch isn’t very soul-satisfying, but as knitters we know that connecting with yarn is.

Those two things — …

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vote now in the british knitting awardsVoting for the British Knitting Awards for 2014 is now open. There are 20 categories ranging from favorite yarns and companies to the best book of the year and favorite designer.

Two new categories this year are Best Brand for …

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women knit in vermont protestA woman was arrested last week in Vermont after five women staged a knit in at a local gas company. Jane Palmer of Monkton was arrested after refusing to leave Vermont Gas Systems’ waiting room. The women were protesting …

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knitting terms laura birekNPR recently took a look at some special terms used by knitters with the help of Laura Birek (author of the awesome Picture Perfect Knits), who discussed frogging (ripping out knitting) and the sweater curse (if you knit …

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