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Three Simple Steps to Convert Stitch Patterns for Working in the Round

With so many stitch patterns available these days, it is quite easy to turn a basic project into a one of a kind creation. Unfortunately, most stitch pattern dictionaries provide instructions for stitch patterns worked flat. So, if we want to change the look of socks, mittens or any other project worked in the round, …

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Differences Between American (US) and British (UK) Knitting Terms

When I published a tutorial about common issues that beginner knitters have with seed stitch, I was absolutely sure that “seed stitch” is the only name used for a stitch pattern that requires alternating knits and purls in the first row, and then purling the knits and knitting the purls in all subsequent rows. From the …

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Beautiful Mirrored Decreases for Raglan Lines and Other Types of Tapered Shaping

There is a lovely left-slanting decrease that forms a line of purls, each nestled in a knit stitch. They look (at least, to me ๐Ÿ™‚ ) like a set of tulip flowers framed by two leaves.  The official name for this decrease is SPPO (Slip, Purl, Pass the slipped stitch Over), but Tulip Decrease sounds so much …

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