Instructables: exploring - living - yarn - knitting http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:36:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 Knitting 101: Choosing Your Yarn, Casting On, and Learning the Knit Stitch (Continental Method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Knitting-101-Choosing-Your-Yarn-Casting-On-and-Lea/
Knitting 101: Choosing Your Yarn, Casting On, and Learning the Knit Stitch (Continental Method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/D6R3/I1KJJY1K/F1MD6R3I1KJJY1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/D6R3/I1KJJY1K/F1MD6R3I1KJJY1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/D6R3/I1KJJY1K/F1MD6R3I1KJJY1K.SMALL.jpg DharmaWanderlust Part 1/3:When I first set foot in a yarn shop, I felt overwhelmed by the abundance of beautiful yarn. How was I to choose from among the different types of yarn? Wool, cotton, merino... What? The first part of this video provides you with a few tips to help make your first trip to the yarn shop succ...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:17:59 PDT
Knitting 101: Practising the Purl Stitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Knitting-101-Practising-the-Purl-Stitch/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:17:42 PDT
Easy Knitted Gramma Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Knitted-Grama-Slippers/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:14:29 PDT
SupaChix http://www.instructables.com/id/SupaChix/
SupaChix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FWO/DEPA/HXRNS5JA/FWODEPAHXRNS5JA.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FWO/DEPA/HXRNS5JA/FWODEPAHXRNS5JA.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FWO/DEPA/HXRNS5JA/FWODEPAHXRNS5JA.SMALL.jpg AliveAndStitchin Let's face it, us chicks can kick butt too. We can sport that superhero mask way better then the boys, also we have way more tricks up our sleeves. So here's to the supachix who kick butt everyday by being awesome. Weapons Of Choice What you will need: Size 6 Needles, Yarn: I used cotton, and Siz...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:51:41 PDT
Crochet Single Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-Single-Chain/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:01:44 PDT
Third Beginner Knit Project: Ribbing Square http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Beginner-Knit-Project-Ribbing-Square/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:59:14 PDT
Second Beginner Knit Project: Stockinette/Purl Stitch Square http://www.instructables.com/id/Second-Beginner-Knit-Project-StockinettePurl-Stitc/
Second Beginner Knit Project: Stockinette/Purl Stitch Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/G1FB/HXHR703P/F1KG1FBHXHR703P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/G1FB/HXHR703P/F1KG1FBHXHR703P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/G1FB/HXHR703P/F1KG1FBHXHR703P.SMALL.jpg enuscher While garter stitch is good for many things, a more attractive stitch is called Stockinette. On one side, you knit, as we learned previously, but on the opposite side, we purl, which we will learn now.In pattern notation this would look like:Row 1: knit all sts (stitches)Row 2: purl all sts (stitche...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:56:48 PDT
First Beginner Knit Project: Garter Stitch Square http://www.instructables.com/id/First-Beginner-Knit-Project-Garter-Stitch-Square/
First Beginner Knit Project: Garter Stitch Square - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/8LEJ/HXHR6DRT/F628LEJHXHR6DRT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/8LEJ/HXHR6DRT/F628LEJHXHR6DRT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/8LEJ/HXHR6DRT/F628LEJHXHR6DRT.SMALL.jpg enuscher This is what I would suggest for a beginner at knitting. Just start making small squares until you're comfortable with starting, ending, and everything between. ( If you've seen/tried my crochet squares then you know what I'm talking about. This way size doesn't matter and if you mess up, you won't ...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:34:52 PDT
Green Hornet/Kato Mask http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-HornetKato-Mask/
Green Hornet/Kato Mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/DYBH/HXG6MFJ3/F9YDYBHHXG6MFJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/DYBH/HXG6MFJ3/F9YDYBHHXG6MFJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/DYBH/HXG6MFJ3/F9YDYBHHXG6MFJ3.SMALL.jpg AliveAndStitchin This mask is for all the Green Hornet fans out there. I came up with this pattern to mimic the 60's show that I would watch with my dad. My favorite character no shock is Bruce Lee's Kato and wanted to honor this awesome chap by coming up with this easy knit pattern. The original one I posted a coup...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:45:54 PDT
Knitted Blanket Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Knitted-Blanket-Buddy/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:55:17 PDT
Magic Circle Cast On http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Circle-Cast-On/
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 17:17:27 PST
Hard Slipper Soles http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-Slipper-Soles/
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:50:00 PST
Knit cables! http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-cables/
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 22:33:49 PST
How To Loom Knit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Loom-Knit/
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:52:01 PST
Doctor Who Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Doctor-Who-Scarf/
Doctor Who Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/OQCE/HO7XKVIR/F98OQCEHO7XKVIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/OQCE/HO7XKVIR/F98OQCEHO7XKVIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/OQCE/HO7XKVIR/F98OQCEHO7XKVIR.SMALL.jpg davidwise4 As a doctor who fan you may want (need) tom bakers scarf, i certainly did. I was looking online and didn't want to pay for it. I found it cheaper to buy the supplies and so it myself and it's a bit of an accomplishment. Enjoy Gather Your Supplies For this project you are going to need -a set of s...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:11:23 PST
3 Yarn EAR WARMERS http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Yarn-EAR-WARMERS/
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:43:15 PDT
Create a pot-holder from an old T-Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-pot-holder-from-an-old-T-Shirt/
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 05:25:05 PDT
The Knitting Pipe (now with 3D printing!) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Knitting-Pipe/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 09:28:04 PDT
Needle Arts http://www.instructables.com/id/Needle-Arts/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WV52/HFD17297/F1RWV52HFD17297.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WV52/HFD17297/F1RWV52HFD17297.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WV52/HFD17297/F1RWV52HFD17297.SMALL.jpg Ladyleggers This is my entry  for the Make-to-Learn Youth Contest. (I apologize for the orientation of the photos.) My answers to the questions are: What did you make? This is a collection of some random items that I had made over the past few months. The different art forms I used were, Knitting, Crocheting,...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:37:38 PDT
Baby Owl Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-Owl-Hat/
Baby Owl Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/80V5/HOHY89PB/F2Z80V5HOHY89PB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/80V5/HOHY89PB/F2Z80V5HOHY89PB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/80V5/HOHY89PB/F2Z80V5HOHY89PB.SMALL.jpg Natalina Four of my friends just had babies this past month.  Of course this means it's knitting time!  I thought that knitting a baby hat would be easy - just take an adult size hat, and scale it down, right?  So I set to work, and made something that was way too small - apparently newborn heads are larger ...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 18:11:49 PDT
A Basketful of Knittings http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Basketful-of-Knittings/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/OEOF/HERLNAHS/FRQOEOFHERLNAHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/OEOF/HERLNAHS/FRQOEOFHERLNAHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/OEOF/HERLNAHS/FRQOEOFHERLNAHS.SMALL.jpg kelseyrj I first learned to knit in elementary school, when I knitted a square oven mit as my first project. I continued to learn different ways of knitting and croqueting all through middle school, and I continue to knit at home doing fun projects like scarves, hats, purses, and oven mits.   I've made a cou...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:35:59 PDT
Quick & Easy KNITTED FINGERLESS MITTENS http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Easy-KNITTED-FINGERLESS-MITTENS/
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:37:16 PST
Bamboo Yarn Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-Yarn-Bowl/
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:11:37 PST
Multicolor Infinity Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Multicolor-Infinity-Scarf/
Multicolor Infinity Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/5Y7S/HA4MB9OG/FIC5Y7SHA4MB9OG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/5Y7S/HA4MB9OG/FIC5Y7SHA4MB9OG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/5Y7S/HA4MB9OG/FIC5Y7SHA4MB9OG.SMALL.jpg Susan Cirigliano This holiday season at work I decided to make my Secret Santa recipient a hand knit scarf. I wasnt certain of what color they would like so I made it multicolor.  Supplies I have a big basket of yarn with remnants left from other projects Needles etc You will also need knitting needles, I used...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 07:16:46 PST
Circular Blanket knitted in the round http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Blanket-knitted-in-the-round/
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:28:12 PST
Ombre Dyed Yarn and Studded Leather Handle Knit Carry-All http://www.instructables.com/id/Ombre-Dyed-Yarn-and-Studded-Leather-Handle-Knit-Ca/
Ombre Dyed Yarn and Studded Leather Handle Knit Carry-All - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/NPHH/H9G17H17/FAINPHHH9G17H17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/NPHH/H9G17H17/FAINPHHH9G17H17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/NPHH/H9G17H17/FAINPHHH9G17H17.SMALL.jpg technoplastique I love ombre and this method is a way to precisely control exactly how an ombre knits into a project. This Instructable covers dying the yarn, knitting it into a bag, adding a zipper and making studded leather handles. It don't go too deeply into the knitting, but it's just stockinette in the round ...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:26:34 PST
How to Dye Yarn with Food Coloring (Plus other tips!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dye-Yarn-with-Food-Coloring/
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:03:39 PST
Vintage Knitting Pattern Tips and Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Knitting-Pattern-Tips-and-Tricks/
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:01:58 PST
Snow Shoe Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Snow-Shoe-Hat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/EHJS/H6MF2L65/FAYEHJSH6MF2L65.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/EHJS/H6MF2L65/FAYEHJSH6MF2L65.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/EHJS/H6MF2L65/FAYEHJSH6MF2L65.SMALL.jpg jennabee25 I came up with this hat during a trip in Snow Shoe, PA.  I used scraps of yarn that I brought along with you.  Any worsted weight yarn will work.  It's a perfect hat for hiking on cool days and for keeping the sun off your head!  Get the free pattern here:  http://www.ludicraft.com/2012/08/snow-shoe...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:23:44 PDT
Loom Knit Gryffindor Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Loom-Knit-Gryffindor-Scarf/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 11:36:26 PDT
Brass Knitting Needles http://www.instructables.com/id/Brass-Knitting-Needles/
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:14:40 PDT
Quick Drop Spindle http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Drop-Spindle/
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:44:16 PDT
Easy Knit Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Knit-Tie/
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By: Penolopy Bulnick

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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 17:00:29 PDT
Knitted Robot Cushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Knitted-Robot-Cushion/
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 17:15:35 PDT
Carshalton Bridge Jubilee Yarnbombing http://www.instructables.com/id/Carshalton-Bridge-Jubilee-Yarnbombing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/NHJI/H2WELOCL/F33NHJIH2WELOCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/NHJI/H2WELOCL/F33NHJIH2WELOCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/NHJI/H2WELOCL/F33NHJIH2WELOCL.SMALL.jpg JK1959 Carshalton Ponds ( Carshalton -Surrey) is  the scene of suspected guerrilla activity . Driving  past the Ponds very early, the bridge displayed a small army of blue/white/red ducks . . Each duck is knitted and part of a long knitted ribbon decorating the railings on the bridge. The duck squad seems ...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 15:24:07 PDT
Knit a key fob cosy http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-a-key-fob-cosy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/6HCC/H05NKL5H/FLA6HCCH05NKL5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/6HCC/H05NKL5H/FLA6HCCH05NKL5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/6HCC/H05NKL5H/FLA6HCCH05NKL5H.SMALL.jpg yoyology The key fob remote for my car broke so that it couldn't be attached to my key chain any more. I knitted a cover for it, which lasted about a year before it wore through and had to be replaced. Since I was making a new one, I thought I'd document the process. This is a moderately difficult project, e...
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Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:18:09 PDT
Amigurumi Lorax http://www.instructables.com/id/Amigurumi-Lorax/
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 15:46:32 PDT
Infinity Times 7 Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Times-7-Scarf/
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:06:14 PST
Felted Cat Toy - Easy, Free, No Knitting Required http://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-Cat-Toy-Easy-Free-No-Knitting-Required/
Felted Cat Toy - Easy, Free, No Knitting Required - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/9Y3E/GXL5OT0L/FBJ9Y3EGXL5OT0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/9Y3E/GXL5OT0L/FBJ9Y3EGXL5OT0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/9Y3E/GXL5OT0L/FBJ9Y3EGXL5OT0L.SMALL.jpg pltate Did you just get a couple of cute, adorable kittens and forget to buy them some cat toys?  Fret no more.  Gather together some scrap yarn and make your own cat toys in no time at all.  What I like about this toy is that it is easy to make and requires no knitting.  Plus, these steps and measurements...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:07:58 PST
How to Dye Wool Yarn with Coffee, Tea, and Turmeric http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dye-Wool-Yarn-with-Coffee-Tea-and-Turmeri/
How to Dye Wool Yarn with Coffee, Tea, and Turmeric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/NDSB/GX5XK8UU/F85NDSBGX5XK8UU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/NDSB/GX5XK8UU/F85NDSBGX5XK8UU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/NDSB/GX5XK8UU/F85NDSBGX5XK8UU.SMALL.jpg iamkeebler I recently came into possession of a white ball of wool yarn, and I thought to myself, "Huh, how boring!" So I decided I would try my own attempt at dying yarn. I've never dyed yarn before so I started to do a lot of internet research, and what I found included a lot of crazy toxic dyes, all of whic...
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:47:32 PST
Transverse Cowl Knitting Pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Transverse-Cowl-Knitting-Pattern/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/EOO5/GX5187NM/FSCEOO5GX5187NM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/EOO5/GX5187NM/FSCEOO5GX5187NM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/EOO5/GX5187NM/FSCEOO5GX5187NM.SMALL.jpg iamkeebler Guess what everybody... I wrote another knitting pattern!!! This one is also for a cowl, but it has a really nice diagonal pattern to it. It's a simple pattern that again is just interesting enough to make sure you don't get bored. The diagonal pattern is created by doing an oblique rib stitch. Wha...
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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 19:34:17 PST
Best Yarn Puffballs (Removable or Permanent) http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Yarn-Puffballs-Removable-or-Permanent/
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:01:35 PST
Anti kitty knitting box http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-kitty-knitting-box/
Anti kitty knitting box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/897W/GWOSAK6V/FKY897WGWOSAK6V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/897W/GWOSAK6V/FKY897WGWOSAK6V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/897W/GWOSAK6V/FKY897WGWOSAK6V.SMALL.jpg bmelton1 I have 5 cats. Three are young and 2 are older. Let me rephrase the previous statement. I have 0 cats. My WIFE has 2 and her brother who lives in our house with his new wife has three young cats. I am crafty. That means I sew, knit, craft, and generally just make stuff. Cats have the natural tendenc...
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Tue, 27 Dec 2011 08:59:16 PST
knitting marker http://www.instructables.com/id/knitting-marker/
knitting marker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/F5QJ/GU1UZ879/F9XF5QJGU1UZ879.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/F5QJ/GU1UZ879/F9XF5QJGU1UZ879.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/F5QJ/GU1UZ879/F9XF5QJGU1UZ879.SMALL.jpg crafty97 This is my very frist instructable i have ever done so it might not be the best. I am showing you how to make a knitting marker. Great for a gift for a knitting buddy or just for yourself! Supplies: 1. needle nose pliers 2. wire cuter 3.Beads of your choice (but not to big) 4. Studed wire 5. circ...
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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:09:24 PDT
Turn disposable chopsticks into knitting needles http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-disposable-chopsticks-into-knitting-needles/
Turn disposable chopsticks into knitting needles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/FOPH/GQZJNAMB/FWHFOPHGQZJNAMB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/FOPH/GQZJNAMB/FWHFOPHGQZJNAMB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/FOPH/GQZJNAMB/FWHFOPHGQZJNAMB.SMALL.jpg Thursday I stopped knitting many years ago. More recently, I took up crochet. Over the years, all my knitting needles disappeared. Then, I attended the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Among other things, there were some people giving knitting lessons. I didn't stop by until the second day, by which time they ha...
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Sun, 7 Aug 2011 00:04:28 PDT
FO: The Fur-Real Vest http://www.instructables.com/id/FO-The-Fur-Real-Vest/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/LGHZ/GQOPTNCJ/FIJLGHZGQOPTNCJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/LGHZ/GQOPTNCJ/FIJLGHZGQOPTNCJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/LGHZ/GQOPTNCJ/FIJLGHZGQOPTNCJ.SMALL.jpg gwenstella More pictures and details on my blog here
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 05:47:45 PDT
Pencil Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Scarf/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/P5FX/GP7ISAYA/F0LP5FXGP7ISAYA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/P5FX/GP7ISAYA/F0LP5FXGP7ISAYA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/P5FX/GP7ISAYA/F0LP5FXGP7ISAYA.SMALL.jpg Teensy Doodles I typed up a whole long paragraph, but somehow Instructables deleted all of it?  This happens in every 'ible I make!  Grrr... I made this scarf a long time ago, but never had the chance to upload it.  So it is about 5'7, and it was probably the longest thing I've ever made.  Tedious work!  But wort...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:20:33 PDT
Dr Who Inspired Gift Combo http://www.instructables.com/id/Dr-Who-Inspired-Gift-Combo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NH6Q/GOHM3MTD/FERNH6QGOHM3MTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NH6Q/GOHM3MTD/FERNH6QGOHM3MTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/NH6Q/GOHM3MTD/FERNH6QGOHM3MTD.SMALL.jpg Twinmum My daughter is a huge Dr Who fan, so deciding on a theme for her latest birthday present was quite easy. As she already has an extensive book and DVD collection, we decided on something a little different. Something hand made. She already has a Tom Baker scarf and a knitted Dalek, so we decided on ...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:49:55 PDT
How to make your own intarsia (picture knitting) charts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-intarsia-picture-knitting-c/
How to make your own intarsia (picture knitting) charts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/PWIV/GOHM3MSF/FCFPWIVGOHM3MSF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/PWIV/GOHM3MSF/FCFPWIVGOHM3MSF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/PWIV/GOHM3MSF/FCFPWIVGOHM3MSF.SMALL.jpg Twinmum Over the years, I have done a lot of intarsia or picture knitting. Many of the things I have made have been from already created patterns, but a lot have been from my own design because there just wasn’t anything like I wanted available. I thought I would share how to create your own intarsia patt...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:24:10 PDT
Victorian Inspired Fingerless Mittens http://www.instructables.com/id/Victorian-Inspired-Fingerless-Mittens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/TTKX/GOHM3PE0/FONTTKXGOHM3PE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/TTKX/GOHM3PE0/FONTTKXGOHM3PE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/TTKX/GOHM3PE0/FONTTKXGOHM3PE0.SMALL.jpg Twinmum This is a pair of fingerless mittens I have made for my daughter. I can't take the credit for the wonderful pattern though. The pattern is available free from VO Knits. I've also made a pair in the same colours as the one on the pattern site and they are beautiful, but my youngest daughter loves yel...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 03:43:08 PDT