January 24, 2022

Techniques

Unless you are making something really small that takes only one ball of yarn, sooner or later you will need to join on some new yarn. And if you’re using more than one colour of yarn in a project, you’ll need to join on the new colour when you get to it. If you are knitting and you can see...
An iCord is a really narrow piece of circular knitting that’s worked on a pair of double-pointed needles. Its name is credited to the great knitting innovator and writer, Elizabeth Zimmerman, who called it the ‘idiot cord’ because she said it was so simpleanyone could do it. Although Victorian knitting books mentioned the use of ‘stay cords’ it was...
Did you have a go at giving your knitted selfie a hair-do? How did it turn out? Here at CreaCrafts HQ we’re really looking forward to seeing the finished results! So that means you need to add the finishing touches. Obviously eyes and mouths are essential details but you might also want to give your selfie eyebrows or eyelashes too....
How are getting along with your knitted selfie? Have you made a start yet? If you haven’t, then download the pattern here and get out your needles.  Our pattern for the head for your selfie gives a recommended yarn. However, you can use something different if you like. That might be another cotton yarn or it might be something you’ve got...
Knit & Stitch Creative is all about putting your own personal spin on the makes we feature in the magazine. We understand that you want patterns and projects that allow you to be creative – to be yourself.  Well, are you ready to have fun with the ultimate in knitting personal expression? Do you want to try a knitted selfie...
When you get into any craft there seem to be a whole load of tricky terms to learn and understand. Knitting is no exception – after all, what the heck is a niddy noddy?! As you’ve investigated the world of knitting, you may have heard the term ‘continental knitting’ and wondered what it is – and if it’s different...
Entrelac is a special technique that allows you to create a patchwork-like piece of knitting – but without having to sew together squares or shapes. The finished effect has the appearance of a textured basketweave – it looks as if the fabric has been made from interwoven strips of knitting. However, this is not the case; individual blocks of...
Some knitters have a weird prejudice against crochet and seem to get quite annoyed when knitting magazines feature crochet patterns. (And, of course, the same is true with some people who crochet—they’re not the least bit interested in knitting.) But here at creacrafts we embrace all crafts. Whatever you’re in to, then we’re into it too!  So if you’d like...
When you start knitting and crochet and you’re mastering the basic skills then your first makes might be a bit plain. Fortunately there are a few ways that you can customize your projects with handmade trims that will lift them out of the ordinary. Tassels are a great example of such trims. They’re easy to make and can be just...
If you’re a rookie knitter (or a crochet first-timer) you might be a bit mystified by the instruction in a pattern to ‘block’ your work. Blocking is a way of stretching and shaping a finished piece of knitting or crochet so that it looks good and is the right size.  Not all knitting or crocheting needs blocking but when it’s...

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