Never endure the pain of knitting bobbles again! Crochet them instead! So simple and quick.    (A tutorial I wrote up over on The Holocene blog.)    #knitting #crochet #tutorial #bobbles

A pinner says "Never endure the pain of knitting bobbles again! Crochet them instead! So simple and quick." Links to a tutorial How to Crochet Bobbles in a Knitting Project.

Knitting two socks, mittens, sleeves etc. at a time

Knitting two socks, mittens, sleeves etc. at a time. I think the cast-on is tricky, but this is a great method when knitting top-down sweaters and you& going from live stitches for the sleeves.

avoiding holes by crossing stitches tutorial

Crossing Stitches to avoid a hole on a vertical opening. What a good idea! - thank goodness; this is my biggest pet peeve with hand-knit V-necks!

TECHknitting: Jogless stripes--pretty picture version

TECHknitting: Jogless stripes--pretty picture version~I did this on the last had I made and it worked perfectly.

How to cast on for over 200 stitches. Brilliant!

Need to cast on lots of stitches (say 200 or more?) and want to use the long tail cast on? But you're afraid of running out of tail before you have all your stitches?

christmas cards

Neat idea for a handmade card . this one is for Christmas (would be cute with a star at the top), but would be easy enough to do in the shape of a b'day cake as well, or a wedding cake.

3 Ways To Make A Hem. Comment on the blog: "A couple of things I've read on other sites that look helpful is to do a row of purl stitching where you intend to fold the hem up.  It apparently folds up nicer that way. Additionally, I've read that using a smaller needle to knit the "inside" of the hem (which would be the rows after the row of purl stitches) makes for a less bulky result"

alice brans posted 3 ways to make a hem on a top-down knitted sweater - Sewn Hem, Woven Hem, and Bound-Off Hem. to their -crochet ideas and tips- postboard via the Juxtapost bookmarklet.

WOW a no wrap, no gap, short row heel method.

A no wrap, no gap, short row heel method. I'm not a fan of short row heels because they aren't deep enough for my heel, but this would be good to know.

christmas card

To make the trees, just cut out a circle with a scalloped edge, cut it in half, and fold it until it looks like a tree. Glue it down, run a bead of glue along the edges (can use a glue pen for more accuracy). Optional: add some glitter.

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