If you’ve ever stood in a wool shop surrounded by knitting needles and felt completely baffled this is the video for you. I will guide you through the vast array of needles that I have accumulated over my years of knitting and suggest which needles might suit you for different reasons. I’ll explain why my

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So today, it’s the thumb loop method. Sometimes called a long-tail method, but various cast-ons now have morphed into variations. What is so special about this? Well, it’s stretchy for a start. It’s a good cast on for beginning beanies which don’t have ribbed edges. Why bother learning more cast-on methods? It’s good to have

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There are many different ways to cast on when you’re knitting a project. Here I have created a video demonstration of the loop method, which is also known as the half-hitch method. This can be used to start a project but is more likely to be used in the middle of a row, when covering

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  Check out this second video, where I show you how to wind a neat ball of yarn from left-overs, ready to be used anytime. I often create balls of yarn, from scraps. They are ideal for preventing tangles and mess in the hidden space of knitting bags and storage crates. Have a go yourself,

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When you finish a knitting project and have left-over yarn what do you do? There are so many options including letting it languish in the hidden darkness of a blanket box, finding it two years later knotted and mixed up with dozens of other left-over ends of yarn. (yes I admit it, I have knitter’s

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