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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.

How to knit the Seersucker Stitch

The Seersucker stitch combination creates a beautiful diamond texture in the fabric of your work.  It’s a simple stitch combination and all you really need is to know how to cast on, how to knit and how to purl.  If you can do that, and love texture then, this is the stitch for you.

Christmas Countdown – Free Bulky Jacket Pattern

Thanks for joining our Second Annual Christmas Countdown.  Each day for the month of December we check off a day on our calendar with a free pattern either by Mary Maxim or by a featured maker.  Today we are featuring an iconic pattern, the one that Mary Maxim is best known for and easily one of the most customizable patterns in our Collection

Christmas Countdown – Free Fingerless Gloves

Thank you so much for sharing these articles on your social media pages.  Today we are sharing a special pattern that until recently was only available as a kit exclusively from Mary Maxim.  Don’t worry, you can still purchase the kit which includes the expertly written pattern and all the yarn needed to complete the project. 

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