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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Knitting Site! These are the top ten articles that your Knitting Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Fingerless Mitts Without a Pattern
Don't be a pattern slave! Here's a free recipe for basic fingerless mitts that doesn't need a pattern!
2. Christmas At Sea Knitting Charity
The Seaman's Church Institute is a long-established charity organization that provides knitted items to mariners in need of warmth and comfort.
3. Project Linus
Like Linus, children all over the United States depend on their 'blankies' for comfort when ill or enduring trauma. Project Linus is a charity that provides these blankets.
4. The Parts of A Sock
New to sock knitting? Recognizing the different parts of a sock makes the task easier.
5. Knitting in Plain English Book Review
As a primer for new knitters, this is one great tome.
6. A Primer on Yarn Sizes
Yarn is spun from a fiber’s original shape; as such, it can be made into a number of different sizes that affect the look of the finished product. Here's a primer for newbies and a review for veteran knitters!
7. Manos del Uruguay Yarn
A Fair Trade certified country, Manos del Uruguay helps women in rural areas support themselves and their families. Oh, and the company also produces gorgeous yarns.
8. Elizabeth Zimmerman
Born Elizabeth Lloyd-Jones in 1910, “EZ”, as she was known, would grow up to revolutionize the then-homely craft of knitting. Her legacy lives on today. Get to know her work!
9. Brown Sheep Yarn
If "buying American" is important to you, then look no farther than Brown Sheep! This yarn company is an American classic, providing well-made and reasonably priced yarns.
10. Bohus Stickning
Everyone was hungry during the worldwide Great Depression of the 1930’s. In Sweden, however, a woman named Emma Jacobsson decided to do something about it. The result is knitting history.
Be sure to visit the Knitting Archives for all the articles!
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