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Well, 2018 is in the books, and I thought I would do a little review. We have a wonderful selection of free knitting patterns, and I wondered which were the most popular last year.
When I look at the top 10 downloaded free patterns from Alpaca Direct in 2018, I see a beautiful group of projects, and almost all of them accessories. That stood out to me—just one sweater and one blanket in the mix. We love our accessories, don't we?
Don't mind me while I write your Holiday gift list for you. Just pass this on to your significant other, kids, and anyone who's in the market to buy you a gift!
This is also a great resource for anyone buying gifts for knitters. We've got the best stuff!
Stitch Markers allow you to keep track of your knitting and crochet, allow you knit faster, prevent errors, and keep you on track with your pattern.
Kelley discussed locking stitch markers and loop stitch markers. She shares knitting tips on how to transfer the stitch marker to your other needle and use it to mark transitions in your pattern.
Every year, my husband and I set goals for our family—budget, health, travel, business, and so on. This year, I decided to make knitting and crochet goals, too. Check out my goals and join me in making the best of our knitting and crochet time in 2019!
The Magic Loop allows you to knit your socks 2-at-a-time in the round so you don't have the second sock syndrome. In other words you finish both socks at the same time and they will match!
Also, this method allow you to use one circular needle to make very small and very large items all on the same needle. You can complete much more quickly with this method once you learn it compared to using double pointed needles.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.