Stylish Cozy Mittens

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 30g Colour 1, 15g Cream and 15g Colour 2

Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-Knit, P-purl, st-st stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows. M1 – make one by picking up the loop
between 2 sts.

Instruction: Using no. 8 needles and colour 1 yarn, cast on 42 sts work 2 rows 14 K1, P1, rib. Work stripes in rib in the following order: 2 rows colour
2. 18 rows colour 1. 2 rows cream. 2 rows colour 1. Work in st-st colour 1. Increase sts for thumb shaping as follows: 1st row: K19, M1, K4, M1, K19;
2nd row: P; 3rd row: K19, M1, K6, M1, K19; 4th row: P; 5th row: K19, M1, K8, M1, K19; 6th row: P; 7th row: K19, M1, K10, M1, K19; 8th row: P; 9th row: K19, M1, K12, M1, K19; 10th row: P; 11th row: K19, M1, K14, M1, K19; 12th row: P; 13th row: K19, M1, K16, M1, K19; 14th row: P19. Slip next 16 thumb sts on to a safety pin, P19. Work these 38 sts in st-st as follows: 2 rows colour 1. 2 rows colour 2. 2 rows colour 1. 2 rows in 2 colour-colour 1, colour 2, 4 rows colour 1, 12 rows cream. 1st decrease row K2 together K15, K2, together twice, K15, K2, together. 2nd row: P. 3rd row: K2 together, K13, K2 together twice, K13, K2, together. 4th row: P. 5th row: K2 tog K11, K2 together twice, K11, K2 together. 6th row: P. 7th row: K2 together K9, K2 together twice, K9,  K2 together. 8th row – cast off.

Thumb: Using no.8 needles and colour 1 yarn, work on the 16 sts retained on the pin, st-st for 12 rows. Draw yarn through sts and fasten off. Join all seams. Make the second mitten as the first one. Join seams and the 2 ends.

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Colourful Striped Sweater

Yarn: Vardhman Jupiter Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 460 g

Front: Cast on 110 sts and knit with dark blue colour till 11” then knit with orange colour till 6” and then with white colour till 3.5”. Start shaping the armhole in3-2-1 manner. Knit with light being colour for 3” and shape the neckline round in 5”.

Back: Back will be knitted same as front.

Sleeves: Cast on 52 sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 2”. Then knit striper pattern by increasing 1-1 sts from both sides till 18”. Shape armhole in a 3-2-3-2 manner and cast off all the sts in 4”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick neck sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 1” and cast off.

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Cell Phone Vs. Knitting!

Various studies across the globe show interesting effects of using our fingers (read hands) for either cell phone or hand knitting. As the usage of cell phones is increasing, we must know its side effects too, if any. Read on and tell us if you agree.


  • Can cause depression, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Has a negative impact on concentration levels resulting in distraction from the task at hand
  • Exposure to disturbing news can lead to psychological effects
  • Too much social media can make you jealous of others

But using within limits has its own advantages like being in the know of the world events and staying connected with friends and family.


  • Helps you focus on the present moment
  • Gives a sense of personal control
  • Makes you feel enthusiastic and happy
  • Gives a sense of achievement and creative satisfaction
  • Keeps your brain sharp and can slow the effects of aging on your brain
  • Knitting is good for your heart! Knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure.


Here’s what we propose, pick up hand knitting and knit a new cell phone cover!

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Casual Brown Sweater

Yarn: Vardhman Blue Bell Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 440 g

Cast on 240 sts and start with 2 colour purl design. From one side, start 2×2 rib border with both the colours till 11”. Knit the other part likewise and stitch both the parts from front till 10” and back part till 14”. Lastly, shape the neckline.

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Complete Guide On Teaching How To Knit

Sure, knitting seems easy to you now, but once it was not. Admit it, it was intimidating. You got enchanted by the beautiful projects but were not sure if you too will be able to make one. But now you are awesome at it!

If someone has approached you about learning how to knit or you would like to teach someone how to knit but you aren’t sure how to begin, here are some tips that should help.

1. Consider knitting a couple of rows in advance and to give the new knitter something to hold onto while learning. You can always teach them to cast on after they’ve made their first little sample swatch.



2. Start with large needles, at least size 9 and light-colored yarn. They make it easier for the new knitter to see the knitting clearly.

Needles and Yarn

3. Be patient and go slow! Move slowly and don’t get frustrated when you need to show your student something over and over.

4. Start with a swatch of about 20 or 25 stitches. The knit stitch should be practiced until the knitter is comfortable, then switch to purling, followed by binding off.

5. Get the person to relax. That may be the most important thing.

6. Give compliments, maybe not on the knitting but on the efforts put in.

7. Sit beside the person you are teaching so that you can easily see what’s going on and help.


It is rightly said, “Give a woman a sweater; she’ll be happy for a day. Teach a woman how to knit; she’ll be happy for a lifetime.”

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