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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. The Sweater Curse
Urban legend, or common sense caution? The “sweater curse” is actually protection for one’s soul.
4. Ripping Back One's Knitting
Ripping back is not fun, but it's an essential part of the craft. Here is some advice.
5. That Second Sock Syndrome
One sock is finished. The other is taking... forever. What to do? Here's an SOS for the dreaded SSS...
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.
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