how-to-knit

A Glimpse at Simple Homesteading Life in the 1800s

Add to Favorites By Kathy Belt – In the September/October 2012 issue of Countryside, a reader wanted to know what homesteading life in the 1800s was like. Here’s my reply. I am a …

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A Hand Spinner’s Primer Using Suffolk Sheep Wool
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Leigh Dudenhoeffer – I’m a fiber artist who is educated in almost all of the needle arts. I’ve been spinning wool since I was about 10 …

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Flurries Hat: An Easy Beanie Knitting Pattern
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When I decided to write an easy beanie knitting pattern, I wanted to make it with the stranded colorwork technique, and use two yarns to make a …

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Creating a Hygge House
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Fall has hit my town of Spokane, Washington, and I’m so looking forward to snuggling in for the winter. I tend to be a homebody anyway, but …

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Knitting Stitches: 6 Ideas for Edgings
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites There are so many different knitting stitches, it’s hard to choose one! You can narrow it down by thinking about what you’re knitting and which properties you …

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Cross-Stitch Patterns: Personalized Christmas Stocking Tags
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Unpacking the Christmas decorations is my favorite part of the holidays. I have ornaments from my dad’s childhood and from mine, a darling stuffed Santa that my mom …

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Make a Mug Cozy: An Easy Cable Knitting Pattern
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites I love giving hand knit gifts for the holidays. I’ve made hats, mittens, scarves, stuffed toys—you name it. This year, I’ve got a new plan: I designed a …

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Knitted Dishcloth Patterns: Handmade for Your Kitchen!
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites A few things were certain on every visit to my gramma’s lake cabin each summer. There would be knitted dishcloth patterns in the kitchen, fluffy beach towels …

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How to Crochet a Scarf
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When you know how to crochet a scarf you have the foundation of skills needed to create blankets and clothing from yarn. Learning how to crochet a …

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How to Knit Socks with 4 Needles

Add to Favorites By Patricia Ramsey – The following instructions are for a knitter who wants to learn how to knit socks with 4 needles. If you are a knitting beginner, learn how to knit with …

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Why Teach Classes on How to Knit, Spin, Weave or Felt
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Tim King – Teaching classes on how to knit, spin, weave or felt can be a way for the small flock master to develop markets and customers for …

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12 Benefits of Learning How to Crochet

Add to Favorites By Cathy Myers Bullard – “Chain four, join, and turn.” What artful activity relieves stress, inspires creativity, and promotes well-being all while being fun and functional? The answer: crochet. …

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