To follow a knitting pattern, a beginner must learn several conventions – this tutorial covers the language and shorthand that knitting patterns contain.
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The sizing and materials section packs a LOT of information into a small space – here is how to interpret this part of a pattern.
Abbreviations and charts are concise versions of knitting-pattern instructions which can seem confusing when you’re a beginner. This tutorial explains why and how to puzzle them out.
Knitting patterns often pack the instructions for dozens of sizes into a single line of text – this tutorial will teach you how to interpret these conventions.
Finishing instructions instruct you on the final steps of the process as you complete your new knit! They include seaming, working button bands and edgings, and weaving in ends, and blocking.
Lately we’ve been having great fun combining lace weight mohair yarns with other yarns, resulting in beautiful painterly effects. Our new Love Note sweater and Posy shawl patterns both use this yarn combination.