Wondering which pattern to tackle first, or next? If you’re getting confused by the jargon, or the number of patterns there are to choose from this is the video for you. There are so many patterns out there, only some of which actually state that they are for ‘beginners’ or are ‘easy’. And some of

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Let’s get the knitted gauge swatch sorted Whether you realise it or not there’s yarn in your stash that you just won’t knit with because you don’t understand it. Perhaps it was a random purchase so you don’t have a suitable pattern, maybe it was given to you by a friend without a label so

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I’ve knitted a lot of swatches in my time And that number has increased in recent years. I used to test yarns by knitting up someone else’s knitting pattern. But what if I wanted to do something different with the yarn, like striping or cables? Would the yarn still behave as I hoped? When I’m

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When it comes to testing out yarns, gauge swatches are perfect. Maybe you’re just sorting through some yarn in the yarn declutter and want to see how it knits up in particular stitch patterns, or you’re in full ‘yarn substitution’ mode and want to get it right first time. This is where gauge swatches are

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Those pesky bobbles! I’m not sure if non-knitters have any idea how much they annoy us. It can almost feel like the whole process of knitting was then ruined by the yarn not holding out long enough to make the effort worthwhile! But is it a universal problem? Well, when it comes to pilling and

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