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Top Down Hat

I have found a few patterns online for top-down knitting of a stocking hat. I find it very difficult to manage things and get the knitting to be what I would call the beginnings of a proper hat.

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DK-weight yarn vs heavey worsted-weight

What is the difference? I am looking to make an afghan and it suggests either DK-weight yarn or heavy worsted-weight. Does anyone know what Lion brand's DK-weight yarn is called?

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Blue Slippers for Son

I finished the second pair of slippers and I am very pleased to have found a size that fits well and that I enjoyed knitting it more than my first pair. It does get easier!

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Shrinking Wool

In an effort to shrink my wool slippers to make them fit better and with much help from others on this site, I took the plunge and decided to throw caution to the wind and tossed the slippers in a hot

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Finally Satisfied with Slippers

After the first slipper I made and proudly displayed, I began making the second slipper. To my surprise, I had skipped 20 rows on the sole of the first slipper!

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Very Pink Videos

For those of us who are visual learners...and who isn't?...here's a good site. Debbie has a very good way about her tutorials. Sometimes she goes a bit too fast, but you can always watch them again.

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Planet Purl Videos

There are so many online tutorials now. They are so helpful. Recently, I was trying to become more familiar with entrelac knitting. So, off to YouTube.com I went.

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One slipper finished

I found this slipper pattern in The Knitting Man(ual) and enjoyed the process. I had to make adjustments along the way because my medium foot was not the designer's medium foot.

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Knitting with 1000 strands!

Here's an amazing video of a Rachel John knitting 1000 strands of yarn into a small mattress. Amazing tribute to perseverance and a sense of dedication to a curious form of art. Enjoy.

Mark

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Video Tutorials - Magic Loop Sock Knitting

Here are some video tutorials that I found to be very useful for knitting socks. Hope they help those who are struggling with this craft as I do.
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