Whether you have a child who is interested in knitting or if you are planning to teach a class of knitting to children, getting kids involved in the art of knitting requires a bit of time and patience. Before you can teach children the art of knitting you must first introduce them to the various tools that are often utilized any time you are knitting, regardless of the skill level they are knitting at once they begin.
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If you want to learn how to knit, look for online videos that show you how. Reading knitting books makes it difficult to understand without clear video. You can learn how to knit gifts for all your friends. Knitting is a great way to relax and keep your mind busy. Many people use knitting as a treasured hobby. You can find a variety of knitting supplies at your local arts and crafts store. There are a variety of knitting needles that you should become familiar (more…)
Knitting can be a fun way to make items for oneself or others. It’s portable, too. Getting started may seem intimidating at first, but once it’s learned it can be very relaxing or as complicated as one chooses. When beginning to knit it is important not to use needles that are too awkward to hold comfortably. A set of size 10 is good for visibility and control. Good yarn is also important when learning. Since piercing the yarn is fairly common when (more…)
Knitting has been around for thousands of years and has been used for a number of different purposes from practical uses (crafting clothing and blankets and other helpful items) to more artistic endeavors. However, it seems that only recently have people really taken to the museum with their knit masterpieces.
In some circles, knitting is considered an art and, as with most things in the world of art, there are knitting artists and there are knitting art (or needle art) collectors. When it comes to the needle arts, there are a couple factors that determine the greatness of the piece.
Composition involves things like the imagery and the style used to manifest the vision through knitting. Theme involves deeper elements of the imagery including color choice and meaning. There’s so much to learn with the knitting arts, but if you’re thinking of being a collector, remember to do like all good collectors and cover your collection.
There really isn’t any “art insurance,” but sites where you can find home insurance rates are a great place to start when it comes to covering your collection. It is an especially good idea to look into home insurance because you never know – accidents happen and the last thing you want is a leaky roof or something else ruining your collection.
Knitting cute Christmas stockings is such a nifty idea for gift giving during the holiday season. The person receiving the gift cannot help seeing that it is homemade. You can incorporate a few different colors and blend them in to make designs. You can also embroider designs on the stockings to make them personalized and cute. Stuff them with a few gifts and you will see how much they appreciate your personal effort just for (more…)
Homeade knitted hats are great to make during the winter and are great for both kids and adults. They can be made for yourself or even as a gift during the holidays or Christmas. By making your own knitted hat, you can add your own personal details such as including a tassle or pom poms, and use either a solid or mixture of colors.
To make a knitted hat you need a knitted hat pattern which can be purchased at most fabric stores. You will need yarn and a knitting (more…)
One of the greatest hobbies and craft ideas has been to make household items and clothing with materials that you purchase at the local crafting stores. There are plenty of stores located inside of highly populated cities that carry materials for your everyday crafting needs.
Some of these stores run discounts on clothing patterns such as sweaters, hats, and mittens. Sweaters have been a custom gift given away at Christmas, birthdays, and other special holidays as a token of appreciation and thought form the heart. Making a sweater for an adult is just as simple (more…)
Knitting is a timeless craft that people of all ages can enjoy. Knitting is a fun way to create unique articles of clothing and comfortable blankets, but it also serves many practical purposes, too. Knitting clothes is an affordable way to give your children adorable, comfortable new outfits without spending a ton of money at a department store. If you are inexperienced with knitting, then do not assume that you can not knit an outfit for your child. It is (more…)
A receiving blanket is a blanket that is used to wrap a newborn baby after it is born. It can also be used to swaddle the baby. It offers warmth, comfort, and security to the infant. Many people enjoy making their own receiving blankets because they add their own personal touch such as using decorative stitch and by embroidering the baby’s name on it.
To make a receiving blanket you need fabric, thread, a sewing machine, or a serger. The most common fabric used (more…)
Knitted sweaters are the main article of clothing that lends itself to knitting. There are millions of patterns to choose from and just as many variations of yarn. Whether, the individual is a beginner knitter or a seasoned veteran the process is still the same.
It starts with choosing the right pattern. Beginners should stick to simple shapes with easy stitches. To make a basic sweater set, make sure there are no more than six pieces to eight pieces. Veteran knitters can opt for the more fashion forward designs. No, matter what design (more…)