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I Love Yarn Day

Free Knit and Crochet Patterns – I Love Yarn Day 2020

I Love Yarn Day is our favorite day of the year. Today is a day where we celebrate our favorite people, we celebrate you. Crafters are the most giving and charitable people around. We truly enjoy sharing this craft with you. Over the past year, you’ve shared your troubles with us, you’ve inspired us, and you’ve crafted with us. We appreciate you choosing Mary Maxim to supply all of your Craft and Needlework Supplies. To share a small token of our appreciation enjoy our Yarn Sale. Buy any 3 balls of yarn get the fourth ball for Free, ends 10/10/2020, use code BUY3GET1 at checkout! Enjoy these incredible Mary Maxim Patterns to get you started, downloadable for a limited time. Don’t forget to check out our Yarn Guide for more information on Mary Maxim yarns.

How to Knit Cables for Beginners

Beautifully knit cables have drawn crafters to learn how to knit for years. Today let’s learn how to knit cables. At its very basic structure, cables are formed from knitting stitches out of order over several rows. In this tutorial, we will show you how to knit a standard cable stitch, also called a rope cable. We write this in our pattern with a C for cable, the number of stitches that will be a part of the cable (in this tutorial, we are knitting 4), and F or B for where we will hold the stitches; altogether it will look like C4F or C4B, which you would find in the Special Stitches section of Mary Maxim Patterns. If you are working a pattern, make sure to read all stitch instructions thoroughly because they can change slightly depending on the pattern.

How to Purl

How to Purl for Beginners

We are getting ready for a really fun Sampler Stitch Project and really want to make it available for all experience levels to join in on the fun. So far, we have covered How to Cast On with the Long Tail Cast On, How to Knit, and now How to Purl.

How to Cast On knitting

How to Cast On Knitting

Most of our knit projects on the blog begin with the Long Tail Cast On also known as the Double Cast On. It’s one of the most versatile, popular, and most recognizable cast ons. It provides a firm edge with just enough elasticity for a variety of projects and is excellent for beginners.