The Art of Knitting Magazine

This week I was lucky enough to receive a complementary copy of the newly released magazine ‘The Art of Knitting‘.

The Art of Knitting Issue 1

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Rebecca at Home, Heart and Hook for nominating me for a Versatile Blogger Award!

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Basic Knitted Fabrics

All knitted fabrics are made up of a combination of knit and purl stitches – now you’ve mastered these you can have some fun creating lots of different patterns.

Garter Stitch

The most common way to make the garter stitch is to knit every row. It makes a reversible fabric that stretches equally in all directions. It’s great for making things like blankets, accessories (check out my mobile phone case pattern!) and sweaters as the fabric lies flat and it doesn’t curl up at the edges.

Garter Stitch

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Back to Basics: Casting Off

Congratulations! You are almost there – you just need to work or ‘cast off’ your stitches from the needle and you’ll be finished!

1. Work (knit or purl) two stitches onto your right hand needle.

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Back to Basics: The Purl Stitch

To learn to purl you will need a row of stitches on your needle. If you would like a quick reminder of how to do this check out my “Back to basics: Casting On” post and if you are after a rhyme to help you remember the steps the purling rhyme below might help.

my purl rhyme


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