The history of knitting is something we often overlook. Surely such a simple, primitive technique has remained the same for the last few centuries? What we don’t realize is that the origin of knitting and knitting terms go back much further.
They reach the times of Danish Nalebinding and Middle Eastern techniques. In fact, the oldest knitted artifacts are 11th-century Egyptian socks. After all, to “knit” is simply to “knot” and we have made items this way for a very long time.
Hand Knitting Leads The Way For Centuries Until The Rise Of Mechanized Processes
Hand knitting is what we tend to think of when we think of knitting. One person with two needles and some yarn beavering away.…
Knitting A Blanket In Free Time
Oversized blankets are quite the fashion accessory for the home. These large, cozy blankets have a practical use as a warm cover for a bed or sofa. At the same time, they look great draped over furniture for a soft look. This popularity and the scale of the blanket mean they are not cheap. However, I have discovered a great alternative. The Giganto Blanket is a great knitting project for anyone that wants one of this products at home without the high cost. All you need are the appropriate materials, 4 hours of free time and some perseverance.
So How Do You Go About Knitting A Blanket Of This Size And Scale?
I will admit that this project looks pretty daunting, that is why I am yet to have a go myself.…
Crafts And Home Hobbies – Christmas Holidays
When is the best time to start preparing for holidays? It all depends on how laid back you are. I like to start on my craft projects early so that there are still a fun hobby, not a chore. Crafts and home hobbies make Christmas even more special, and there are many ways to incorporate them into your celebrations. I have compiled 15 top tips for decorating, crafting and welcoming guests. Let’s start by looking at some top ideas for papercraft, knitting, and baking.
1) Make Christmas cards thank you notes and place cards early in the month. This means you have time to craft them with care and come up with intricate designs.…
Designing A Knitting Scarf
Scarves should be the easiest thing to knit because they are just rows of stitches and blocks of color. We determine how long and thick they are and what colors to use. They may be simple, but we all have to start somewhere.
I started with scarves and remember how nervous I was about knitting scarf patterns. I worried about casting on, changing yarn and making it all look neat. In this guide, I want to talk about how to knit a scarf in 10 easy steps. Ten may seem like a lot but trust me, many of these knitting steps are small and easy.
1) Find Your Yarn
See, the first step doesn’t even involve any physical knitting.…
A few months ago I had a moment of realization during my knitting. I’m always left with scraps of yarn from knitting and crochet projects. So what should I do? Should I throw the leftover strands away after each session and waste expensive, precious wool? That seems a shame when I have spent so much on materials and so much time crafting the project.
Maybe you like me and have a bag of loose pieces from different segments of scarves and jumpers. I looked at this mass of multicolored yarn and realized I needed a use for them. No strand is worthless. Instead, we can use them to create beautiful yarn art. What is yarn art? Any creative, beautiful craft item then you can make.…