Skill Level: Easy


Scarlet Jumbo Cabled Pillow

This pillow is a simple knit and a great introduction to cabling. Featuring two large cables set across a background of reverse stockinette stitch, you’ll find this pattern easy to memorize and a delight to make. This combination of simplicity and trendiness makes this a fantastic addition to any knitter’s gift-giving repertoire.

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Plaid Prep Tote Bag

Preppy and plaid go hand-in-hand in the horse world. This type of plaid knitting is easy and fun. The vertical stripes are done afterwards with a crochet hook, so you’re only every knitting with one color at a time. P.S. Stay tuned for a matching pouch to be featured in the December 2018 issue!

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Musquée de Provence Shawl

The Musquée de Provence Shawl is knit from top to bottom, starting with a garter tab cast on. Yarn over increases border the edges and frame the spine of this triangular shawl. Take a deep breath of cool autumn air with this shawl draped across your shoulders or wrapped around your neck. Multiple textures accentuate color changes through the shawl, including garter, stockinette, seed and ribbing stitches.

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10 Reasons to Start a Knitting Instagram Account

If you’re social media-savvy, you might have noticed that I Like Knitting magazine has its own Instagram account, and it’s beautiful. There’s really nothing more marvelous than scrolling through hundreds of beautifully-photographed and artfully-designed knit pieces while daydreaming of your next project… even though you might have three on the needles, already.

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Reverse Stockinette Stitch: How to Design Reversible Knitting Patterns for Scarves, Shawls, and Afghans

Reverse Stockinette Stitch Heart

Designing knitting patterns is equal parts a wonderful creative outlet and a frustrating, tedious process. Budding designers everywhere are faced with one particular problem when it comes to scarves, blankets, dishcloths, and other flat pieces that you don’t need to worry about with garments like hats and gloves: the wrong side. You’ll find yourself faced with two options when you’ve chosen a flat-knitted piece: you can create what is often a more intricate and beautiful design on one side of the item and try your best to only display the right side of the accessory, or you could attempt to design a reversible piece. One of the most interesting ways to make a piece reversible is through the use of reverse stockinette stitch.

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Freshwater Fringe Shawl

This design is an easy but outstanding wrap with simple lace patterns. Worked from one tip to the other, this shawl design is versatile because gauge is not crucial. Switch on your imagination and get heavier yarn to create a shawl that’s perfect for even colder weather.

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Buttoned Poncho Coat

The perfect coat for the first day of fall, the poncho coat combo makes for an intriguing fashion piece. Fashionable straps with buttons allow this poncho to take shape while allowing arm slits for added movement.

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Rose Tea Cozy

This cute and functional tea cozy is the perfect way to bring an on-trend color into your home — plus, it stash buster. Knit in two pieces, then seamed at the top and bottom, this is a super approachable project and a great introduction for for those learn to cable.

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