Here’s How to be a Better Knitter in 7 Easy Steps.

Like any learned skill, knitting is something you can get better at, and it’s not as hard as you might have imagined. Here’s how you can be better in these easy steps!

01. Read the whole pattern before you start
Just like anything else knowing what you’re doing is essential for everyone. Even the most skilled knitters can make mistakes. Even though you might just want to skim through the pattern take your time and go through the whole thing. This will ensure you have everything ready before you can start your knit or is the knit requires skills you may not have come across before.

02. Don’t be afraid to try new skills
Learning new skills can be intimidating. The lack of familiarity and experience leaves a lot of room for failure but that is why you need to do it. If there’s a skill you haven’t tried or tried only once or twice don’t be afraid to try it again. This will make you familiar with the technique and help you master it as you go on.

03. Practice. Practice. Practice!
Keeping your practice up is key when it comes to knitting. Keeping your skills brushes up with loads of practice will pay huge dividends as time goes on. This ensures you never lose touch of your skills and knit the best you can every time.

04. Carry your knit wherever you go
It is good practice to carry your knits wherever you go. Take advantage of any opportunity that you get to complete you r project or just practice as you go. Travelling to places or sitting in public gives you plenty of time and opportunity to polish your skills and keep your hands busy.

05. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
It’s you knit and you can do whatever you want! Keep yourself open to ideas and do whatever you want to. Making mistakes is how you’ll learn to fix them and you’ll be a better knitter at the end. So try new things and see yourself improve as you go.

06. Have lots of patience
As they say, patience is a virtue, and it is especially important while knitting. You may come across failures or long stretches of tedious tasks but you need to have patience. All good things in life take time and you know for a fact that the end result is going to be worth it!

07. Have a cup of tea nearby
Like all things in life even knitters need their fuel to keep them going. So, never forget to prepare yourself a cup of tea before you’re ready to pick up your needles and create your wonderful designs into reality!

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5 Must have Neck Styles this Winter!

There’s no overstating the importance of a flattering neckline when you’re hunting down the perfect top or dress for your body, so why not when you’re hunting for the perfect sweater? It’s easy to let your focus gear toward other areas, but the right neck shape can frame your face, create balanced proportions, and set the tone for your entire look — essentially making or breaking it.

These days, sweaters are available in all sorts of styles, with buttons down the front, called a “cardigan” sweater, or as a pullover, and with a variety of necklines. Few of the flattering necklines are:


The mock turtleneck is a popular style, classic and beautiful. In the sweater above you can see how the neckline is narrow enough to lie flat against the neck, while still maintaining a comfortable fit. The mock turtleneck is a double-thick neckline, so that there are actually two layers of knitted fabric against the neck, folded over and stitched down.


The stand-up collar, also called the “Jackie Kennedy collar”, is a modified version of a mock turtleneck neckline. It is higher, wider and shallower than a mock turtleneck, and instead of hugging the neck the way a mock turtleneck will do, it stands up and is away from the neck.


The turtleneck is also a popular style. A true turtleneck is a single layer which can be worn folded over once, or twice, against the backdrop of the sweater. A standard turtleneck will be 4-6 inches long, depending on the size of the sweater, or can be custom knitted to be up to 11 inches long.


The standard round crew neck, shown in the above photo, is designed to be wide enough to be non-constricting and deep enough to fit easily over the head. This is the type of round neckline found on most pullover sweaters.


Anyone can look great in this universal neckline. The key to nailing the perfect V neck sweater ? Depth. A classic style, it also draws the eye in, balancing out broad shoulders and thick torsos, and lengthening short necks.

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Beige & Green Mix Sweater

With its natural colors, here is introducing a sweater ideal for an outdoor picnic or a trekking expedition.

Yarn: Microshine knitting yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 450 g

Front :- Cast on 110 sts and knit 1X1 border of 2.5”. Then start with plain knit after every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 8.5”.
Knit for 1” then in every 6th row decrease 1-1 sts from both the sides till 7”. Later, start shaping the armhole in 3-2-1 manner. Knit for 3.5” and shape the neckline round in 4”.
Knit the pattern as per the graph measuring 8.5” above the border and Keep 26-26 sts for shoulder.

Back:- Knit same as front but the shape of the neckline is to be round in 1” only.

Sleeves:- Cast on 46 sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 2.5”. Then start with plain knit and in every 6th row increase 1-1 sts from both the sides till its 16”.
After knitting 10” implement the design of the picture of the pullover then decrease 3-3-3 sts for armhole shape and cast off all the sts in 3”.
Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck :- Pick neck sts and knit 1X1 rib border for 1.5” and cast off.

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Couple Sweater Design

Yarn: Vardhman Zaima Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 7
Quantity: 615 g

Front: Cast on 114 sts and start 2×2 pattern. After 4.5″ exchange 2 cables of 32-32 sts at equal distance from centre. After 10″ exchange second
cable. After 20.5″ decrease 4-3-2-1 sts for armhole. Knit 10″ from below cable and exchange cables. After 6″, decrease centre sts in round shape for 3″. Keep 30-20 sts for shoulders.
Back: Knit same as front without cables.
Sleeves: Cast on 46 sts and start 2×2 pattern and then increase 1-1 sts from both sides in every 6th row till 23″ then decrease 2-2 sts for armhole sleeve likewise.
Neck: Pick neck sts & knit 2×2 border for 3″ and cast off.

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Hand Pouch With Hairband To Match

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 40g cream colour, 40g red colour

Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-knit, P-purl, st-st, stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows.

Instruction: Pouch – Make 2 pieces. Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles, cast on 47 sts. Work 2 rows in K2, P2 rib. Next row, make holes for draw-string as follows: K2, yarn forward K2 together repeat to end of row. Work 3 more rows in rib. Change to st-st. When the piece measures 8 cm from cast on edge work in fair isle according to the graph. Cast off.
Draw-string – Make 2. Fold 6.50m yarn 4 times, twist and double. Knot ends. To make up join seams and draw-strings through holes in opposite directions.
Hair Band – Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles cast on 92 sts. Work 17 rows in st-st. Then work the first 15 rows from the chart in 2 colours. Work 2 more rows in colour 1. Cast off. Join seams and the 2 ends.

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