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  1. Rose Frame
    September 13, 2021 @ 2:27 pm

    making the world’s simplest mittens. Tin Can Knits
    Working on the thumb gusset
    Pattern states .. next round
    Place stay between BOR and marker on waste yarn.remove marker,cast on 1st,knit to end of round. Which sts go on the waste yarn!

    Please help

    • Alexa Ludeman
      September 17, 2021 @ 8:59 am

      Hi Rose – The stitches between the BOR marker and the second marker go on waste yarn.

  2. Let’s Knit a Sweater | Tin Can Knits
    September 7, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    […] business.  If you have been following along and knitting the other free Simple Collection designs: Wheat Scarf, Malt Blanket, Oats Cowl, Barley Hat, Maize Mitts and Rye Socks, you will already have learned most […]

  3. vee
    June 20, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

    I am a beginner knitter. I am a bit confused with this pattern. It said to us a 24″ circular needle. Do I need to knit in the round for this blanket or am I just using a circular needle and knit as usual moving from one needle to the next. Please help/

    • Emily Wessel
      June 21, 2014 @ 1:20 am

      Hi – that’s a great question! You just knit back and forth on the circular needle, not in rounds! Most folk find it easier to knit blanket-sized pieces on circular needles, rather than trying to force a large number of stitches to fit on straight needles. You just knit to the end of the row, turn the work over, and then knit back in the other direction, working onto the other needle tip! Good luck!

  4. ElizabethD
    June 15, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    This is so generous! I love the way you’ve written patterns that are simple but look sophisticated. Thanks so much – my students are going to love these.

  5. Brenda
    June 15, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Love all your books, and am so looking forward to these patterns!!
    I’ve knit many of your patterns, and can’t wait to have all of these :)

  6. Jean Sweezie
    June 15, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    Your yarn is STUNNING. Great idea with the very attractive beginners patterns

  7. Erin
    June 15, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    Y’all are just amazing….I love these! Thanks for sharing – and you’re brilliant; I can totally see setting up a new knitter with any of these patterns, and so introducing them not just to the insane joy that is knitting, but also the wonderful resource that is Tin Can Knits. (;

  8. precapgroup
    June 14, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    Beautiful yarns and beautiful easy patterns! Good Job!! Thank you..