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How to Enlarge Knitting Patterns

Knitting patterns use standard garment sizes, but most people do not have standard bodies. If you can do a few simple math calculations and take accurate measurements, it is easy to make a knitting pattern large enough to fit you.

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Enlarge a sewing pattern with Powerpoint

Step by step tutorial on how to enlarge any sewing pattern with Microsoft PowerPoint. Resize any image you find in a book, or the internet, in a few steps!

from Cocoknits

A Neater Way to ssk

Do your k2tog’s look neater than your ssk’s? Depending on how you knit, this may neaten up your decrease stitches — give it a try! The Traditional ssk slip as if to knit, slip as if to knit. Place your left needle into the fronts of the slipped sts and knit them together. In this photo you can see the right-leaning k2tog on the right lays flatter than the left-leaning ssk running up the left side of the decreases. Read More →

from Artful Homemaking

Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

Commonly known as "Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth" or various other names.  No one is certain who created this pattern, and it's been around for many years. These are so easy and fun to make that once I finish one I cast on another one!