Articles and Interviews

Learn more about the craft you love with these knitting articles and interviews.

Harry Potter: Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book

Knitters, prepare yourselves: the first official Harry Potter knitting book is about to hit the shelves at the end of January! Including more than 25 authentic Harry Potter knits, fans of this franchise will discover classic gift ideas for every Potter fan they know. Boasting gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home

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Sweaters 101: The Complete Guide to Knitting Pullovers

Release date: January 14, 2020

Sweater knitting is intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. With insightful books like Sweaters 101, knitters utilize step-by-step tutorials that cover the core techniques every knitter needs to know — including blocking, sweater construction and how to achieve the correct gauge. As your skills and confidence grow, practice what you’ve

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Knitting – The Card Game

Get your knitting pals together and take on some strategic stitching in the form of a card game. Real yarn not needed, the game includes 116 cards with stunning photos of yarn, patterns, cast-ons and more. The object of the game? Earn points by stashing the right yarn, for the right pattern and play your

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Crafter’s Tool Station

This adorable handmade tool holder is made with makers in mind. Perfect for knitting needles, scissors, pencils and pens, this stoneware piece looks right at home on a craft room or office desk. The tiny holes are great for needles while the larger hole is great for scissors and other larger items.

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Couch Arm Knitting Caddy

Stop digging in couch cushions for your missing stitch marker or needle, and get yourself a knitting caddy. With pockets for needles and yarn alike, everything is within arm’s reach. Now you can get up and make another cup of coffee without your needles disappearing or your yarn ball rolling to the floor.

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Adjustable Straight Knitting Needle System

Are large and bulky projects on your knitting list this year? You may want to consider this needle system that helps you handle hundreds of stitches at a time. Made of rosewood, brass, and pliable nylon cord, these needles are  similar to bamboo in weight but much smoother for stitch transfer. Now you can see

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Classic Blue: Celebrate This Year’s Favorite Hue

Pantone announced the color of 2020 just in time for the new year. Classic Blue, according to Pantone, instills calm, confidence and connection. They describe it as a color that “highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation … as we cross the threshold into a new era.” At I Like Knitting, we have always loved blue, and over the years, designers have gravitated towards this color naturally, creating an array of beautiful blue designs.

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How to Knit the Double Seed Stitch

Looking for a simple way to add intriguing texture to your knitted pieces? This variation of the traditional seed stitch creates larger “seeds” by stacking knit and purl stitches. It might sound complicated, but we promise it’s simple to master! Before you begin, just make sure you cast on an even number of stitches in multiples of 4 to create a beautiful project rich with texture.

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