Have you been invited to a baby shower? Or maybe you are having a baby of your own. If so, there is nothing more rewarding than creating a handmade gift. If you are looking for the perfect project, you cannot go wrong with a baby blanket. Knitting a baby blanket will give you a sense of accomplishment and the blanket will be treasured for years.
Are you ready to get busy making knitted Christmas ornaments? The holidays will be here before we know it. Knitted ornaments are fun to make, and they are a great way to use up some of your scrap yarn.
If your family sits around the table to eat, you know the importance of placemats. Placemats make cleanup easy, and they protect the table from unnecessary damage. Everyday store-bought placemats are boring and drab. Liven up your kitchen table by working up some of these knitted placemat patterns.
Poufs are a great way to add colour and charm to your home. If you are looking for extra seating or footrests, consider working on a pouf knit pattern. They work up quickly and are able to hold their shape.
Are you learning how to knit? One of the easiest projects to start with is a coaster. Knit coaster patterns are often very easy to complete and work up quickly. Most coasters are knit using only the basic knit and purl stitches.
When you are knitting in the round you need special needles. Circular needles are common for knitting large projects. But when a project is small, circular needles are often too big. So, what do you do when the needles are too big? You use double pointed needles. Learn how to knit with double pointed needles below.
Circular knitting needles may look intimidating to use. However, once you know how to use them, they are very simple. To help you understand how to use circular knitting needles, we have put together a short guide. We have also included a list of the best circular knitting needles.