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Hand knitting

Hand knitting

Hints, tips, patterns
and stitches

Hand Knitting Index

Hints and tips for hand knitting



Thinking of buying
a knitting machine?

Hints, tips, patterns and stitches for hand knitting



Main Section Index

* Useful Knitting Charts and Abbreviations

* Hand Knitting Techniques

* Designing your own knitwear

* Decorating your knitting

* Free Hand Knitting Patterns



Useful Charts and Abbreviations

Size matters!
Compare British, American and Metric knitting needle sizes and yarn weights

What does this mean?
Common abbreviations used in hand-knitting patterns

Charts and Guides
Free metric conversion charts, sizing guides etc.

Hand Knitting Techniques

The Tension Square
The absolute secret to a perfect fit

Estimating Yarn Quantities
Just how much yarn do you need to complete that special project?

Blocking and Pressing
The most important part of your knitting?

Casting On
Three of the many different ways

Designing your own knitwear

Inspiration
First steps to designing your own knitwear

Stitch Pattern Library
Stitches you can use in your own patterns

Estimating Yarn Quantities
Just how much yarn do you need to complete that special project?

Triangle Calculator
Free calculator help you work out the best stitch/row combination when shaping your knitting

The Magic Formula
Free calculator to work out even increases or decreases at both edges of your knitting

Decorating your Knitting

Beading
How to knit in beads without threading them on to your yarn first

Swiss Darning
Sometimes called 'Duplicate Stitch', try this technique to liven up your knitting

Felting
Will the yarn you choose for felting actually felt?

Free Hand Knitting Patterns

Knit a Choker
Quick and easy to knit with DK (Light Worsted) yarn in an openwork design

More hand knitting patterns
More free hand knitting patterns included in our monthly newsletter
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