New to knitting? We take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. And when you're ready to take on a new project, browse our knitting ideas for mittens, snuggly scarves, blankets, pot holders, pouches, pet toys, and more.
Learn How to Knit
Learn how to knit your own mittens, hats, scarves, and more. Here, we take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
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Choosing Knitting YarnAll skeins are spun the same, right? Not quite. Yarn comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. So when you're standing in the store before an arranged rainbow of yarn, how do you decide which one is perfect for your next project? Here's everything you need to know beyond skim-reading the label.
Knitting Ideas: Charming Patterns and Creative ProjectsYou have everything you need to take on a new knitting project: a pair of needles, several skeins of yarn. Now all you need is a brilliant idea! Here are some ideas for inspiration.
Knitted Toys and Other Fun Projects
We've pulled together some of the cutest and most fun knitted projects around, including a knitted mouse and an owl backpack.
4 Common Knitting Mistakes and How to Fix ThemYou’re a new knitter! Congratulations and welcome to a lifelong joy! Now, tell me the truth: Do you live in fear of being away from the person who taught you? Are you terrified that you will do something “wrong” and be stuck? Do you avoid looking at your knitting in case you find a mistake? Do not fear! I'm here to help.
Shibori and Knitting: The New Felting Technique You Must TryKnitting and shibori are both having a trendy moment in the world of DIY. One technique allows you to make unqiuely tailored-to-you accessories. The other allows you to add dimensionality to those fabrics with shaped-resist dyeing and folds. Combine them and you have a one-of-a-kind felting technique by Gina Wilde, textile artist and author of "Shibori Knits: The Art of Exquisite Felted Knits."
Finger-Knitting FunYarn and busy fingers are all you need for this simple technique.
Felted Knitting BasketThis pliable 10-inch-tall knitting basket was made from a snowy Aran sweater. Its sides came from the body of the sweater; its base was cut from the sleeves. For a primer on felting, see our instructions.
15 Ways You Know You're a Total Knit FreakArticle
Knit Pumpkin Beanie
This handmade hat is perfect for little trick-or-treaters and grownup ghouls alike!Article
Cute and Cozy Knit Bunny Slippers
Slip your baby's feet into a pair of these ultra-soft bunny slippers and let her hop around the house in pure, luxurious comfort.Post
How to Knit Playful Mittens Using Leftover Yarn
Our classic hand-knit mittens cheer up chilly days, thanks to playfully mismatched color-block patterns. Buy at least two skeins of yarn in different but coordinating colors (two skeins are enough to make one pair of women’s and one pair of kids’ mittens), or use leftover yarn from your knitting basket. The mittens make sweet holiday gifts, so start now—and let your imagination dictate the design.Gallery
Gosh, Yarn It! How to Stitch Together an Awesome Knitting Party
Get out your knitting needles and invite your crafting buds over for a celebration that'll knock your hand-knit socks off.Post
The Lacy Diagonal Scallop Stitch: Looks Fancy but Easier Than You ThinkKnit along with this easy step-by-step tutorial to add to your knitting stitch library. A new twist on the traditional Diagonal Scallop Stitch makes this pattern easier to knit and adds a slightly mesh, lacy feel.Post
Meet the Linen Stitch: The Perfect Pattern for Winter ProjectsLearn how to knit a new fabulous knitting stitch pattern, the linen stitch, with an easy step-by-step tutorial. The linen stitch is a lovely slipped stitch knitting pattern which makes a dense and finely detailed fabric which looks almost woven.Post
Add Subtle Texture to Your Knitting with the Trellis Double-Slip StitchYou can learn how to knit this amazing stitch in no time with this easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial.Post
Add a Fun Twist to Your Knitting with Mock Cable RibbingIntroduce two different mock cable ribbing patterns to your knitting repertoire with this easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial. Forget those cable needles, just add this simple twist to your knitting stitches as you go.Post
2 Ways to Knit Rickrack RibbingLearn how to knit two different types of rickrack to add an interesting zigzag stitch to traditional ribbing. This alternative ribbing is easy to learn with these step-by-step directions.Post
A Yarn Statement Necklace That Requires No NeedlesDrop those needles and use your fingers alone to make this fabulous statement necklace. This is the perfect way to make a stunning showstopper in the blink of an eye. This project is from Anne Weil's new book, "Knitting Without Needles."Post
How to Use Markers to Count Knitting StitchesUsing markers is a great way to keep track of your knitting stitches, especially when you are trying to keep track of a pattern. You can use them to mark a single stitch in your work, or to mark a point in your row or round. Use them to take some of the guesswork out of your knitting, and let your mind wander! They'll do the work of counting for you.Post
How to Add Knitting Stitches SeamlesslyLearn how to create symmetrical increases in your knitting that are practically invisible!Post
How to Knit the Most Adorable Baby Hat With I-Cord Ties
Learn how to knit a classic and adorable baby hat for any little ones in your life.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
Common Knitting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: Twisted Stitches
Wonder why your knitting never looks quite right? You may be twisting your stitches. Learn to recognize and avoid this common knitting mistake!Post
How to Make a Lace Shawl
Working with lace knitting patterns is like switching from hot coffee to iced lattes, from flats to sandals, from wool to linen. It's so much fun to move into something lighter and airier for spring and summer. In this tutorial, you will learn five different lace patterns and the details required to transform these beautiful pieces into a simple shawl.Post
Amigurumi: The Miniature Craze That Has Everyone Hooked
They're cute. They're colorful. And they're oh-so cuddly. They're teeny-tiny toys known as amigurumi, and they are taking the online crafting community by storm.Post
Welcome, Little One! The Craft Editors Knit a Baby Blanket
When you're part of the MSLO family, it's not unheard of to receive a beautiful handmade gift, courtesy of the craft department. Just consider it a job perk.See More