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End-of-winter knitting tidbits

For the last days of this winter (or for next winter, if you’re planning ahead), try these knitted pants for little ones.

Just in time for Easter (for those of you who celebrate it)–and for anyone who thinks that baby chicks are too darn cute–use this pattern to knit a whole flock of ’em.

This random stripe generator gives you an idea of what a stripe pattern will look like before you start your knitting.

When I get plastic shopping bags from the grocery store, I return them on my next trip there so they can be recycled. Lately, though, I’ve been hoarding my bags and cutting them apart to make “yarn” from them. (My plan is to use them to knit–oh, irony!–some sort of market bag out of them.) I made up my own technique for slicing and connecting the bags, but this one is much better.

If you find your hands or arms cramping up while you knit, you might want to give these square knitting needles a try. I bet they’re also useful for people who are tired of chasing after runaway needles rolling off tables…

The Spring 2007 Knitty has a great article on creating your own handpainted yarn. There’s some KnitPicks Bare in my stash that’s just waiting for me to give it a splash of color…

I’ve used the long-tail cast-on only a couple of times (when a pattern specifically required it), and I’ve never really cottoned to it. After looking at this video from Knit Like a Man, I may give it another try.

Via Craft, these skull-patterned stockings may interest those of you who want to get a jump on your Halloween knitting.

2 Responses to “End-of-winter knitting tidbits”

  1. Anonymouson 30 Mar 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Hey, the plastic lanyard stuff knits up into a cool purse or scarf or belt.

    Beth

  2. Bethon 16 Apr 2007 at 3:20 am

    I love the idea of making yarn from the plastic grocery sacks and I think it would make a great market bag!