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Schneeflöckchen Hat Knitting Pattern – Tips & Tricks

In December 2021, Making Stories published my Schneeflöckchen hat knitting pattern as part of their annual Winter Celebration. Today I would like to share some tips and tricks for knitting the hat pattern with you. I will also include recommendations for some modifications and add-ons you can make. In general, the knitting pattern is beginner-friendly. …

grey blue cabled baby sock in the making, some candle lit houses in the background

Useful Knitted Gifts for Babies (My Top 3 Suggestions)

With Christmas coming up in a couple of weeks, I want to give you some suggestions for useful knitted gifts for babies. I have two young daughters myself as well as three nieces and two nephews. Therefore I have discovered over the years which handmade and especially knitted gifts are actually useful. While there are …

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Knitting With All Natural Sock Yarn (My 7 Tips)

In today’s world, knitting with all natural sock yarn is a bit unusual. Yarn brands generally offer a merino/nylon blend for sock knitting, in most cases with a superwash treatment on top. The nylon is added to increase stability and the superwash treatment provides the convenience to simply throw your handknittted socks into the washing …

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How To Write And Self-Publish Knitting Patterns (Part II)

Welcome to part II of how to write and self-publish knitting patterns. This mini-series consists of two parts. In case you haven’t read the first post, I recommend that you start with reading part I first and then continue with part II. You can find the first part here. How to Write and Self-Publish Knitting …

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5 Free & Simple Sock Knitting Patterns: My Recommendations

Today I want to share my favorite free & simple sock knitting patterns with you. I have compiled a list of my top 5 recommendations. These are my go-to sock knitting patterns that I have each made numerous times. All of these patterns have rather simple, intuitive pattern repeats which make them the perfect choice …

clara dress cotton yarn knitting project

The Best Summer Yarns: Wool Yarn Alternatives For Summer Knitting

The best summer yarns are not necessarily wool yarns. Today I want to talk about wool yarn alternatives for your summer knitting projects. If you like to knit year-round but don’t like the warmth of wool during the warmer months of the year, there are some alternatives to consider. Not only is it less sweaty …