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Last answer by Daughter of Maat 66 months ago +0 votes:
The Knitter's Companion by Vicki Square is an excellent resource for the beginnine and even advanced knitter. The deluxe edition includes 2 DVD's with tons of videos showing the different stitches in step by step instruction. The book has detailed pictures of each stitch and has the added benefit of a spiral binding so that it can be laid flat and  referenced easily while working on... more
Last answer by janeah cruz 71 months ago +0 votes:
Since Christmas is fast approaching Santa socks would be a great idea. Pillows are also great as the shape is not complicated for children to make. Pre-made kits are also available for children. However, constant guidance throughout the process is advisable.  Creative Photo Albums more
Last answer by Linda 73 months ago +0 votes:
These can be found, or gotten, through good yarn stores, not the chain ones as they do not do special orders for things they do not usually carry, so stay away from Michaels, or hobby lobby. I have seen a few on e-bay, but that is not something you can see up close. They come in a variety of sizes from the small ones that are the size of a spool of thread, to larger ones that bigger than a yogurt ... more
Last answer by Linda 73 months ago +0 votes:
Perhaps if you discribed the item or added a picture of it we could help. more
Last answer by Christine Marie 76 months ago +0 votes:
I would suggest checking out your local Target store. I know I have seen a number of newborn size babies there and you are sure to find them at a low price when you are at Target. more
Last answer by Peggy Schultz 82 months ago +0 votes:
Debrah has a good idea if they are set on have another stripe, then that would be the easiest and it also sounds like Linda has been knitting a very long time, as I have. It is possible and with the detailed directions Linda gave if you, if you have a lot of time on your hands and are a laid back type person who doesn't frustrate easy I'd say go for it. But, with the size of a baby blank... more
Last answer by Barbara Sonja Biller 82 months ago +1 votes:
If watching videos does not suit your learning style, there are other options such as some hands on training through a beginners knitting class or spending some time with someone who is willing to teach you.   more
Last answer by Sandy Shannon 88 months ago +0 votes:
The easiest pillows are squares or rectangles. First find the pillow form you are going to use. These may be from old pillows you just wish to recover or new ones purchased at sewing and fabric stores or big box stores that have sewing/crafts sections. Next get your material. It should be sturdy enough to handle being tossed about, punched into shape, and handled roughtly, but also be soft enough ... more
Last answer by James London 89 months ago +0 votes:
i remember i loved to finger knit when i was  a girl scout, and when i was a camp counselor making fluff balls was a hit with the kids more
Last answer by Susan Kaul 90 months ago +0 votes:
It is as easy as single crochet  through each stitch layed out just as Rhonda has described. Then putting your crochet hook into both sides at once completed a single crochet and reinserting hook and repeating. Another method is to instead of a single crochet, just do a slip stitch over andover again, this is essentially the same as what Web j. Said only without the upholstry needle. The sing... more
Last answer by Cherie Durbin 90 months ago +1 votes:
I use a yarn needle to weave them in. I weave the ends in a bit, make a sort of slip knot with the yarn by making a loop then pulling the needle through the loop (then tighten the "knot" down, then I weave the end in some more. more
Last answer by Katie 90 months ago +0 votes:
This will depend on if you only want to make bed ruffles, or if you want to make a ruffle that is attached to a piece of fabric that sits between the mattress and spring--big difference.  For the cost of fabrics today, I would look online at places like Target, K-Mart, Walmart, Sears and Penneys--even eBay.  I think you'll find something less expensive than the fabric itself--and you won... more
Last answer by Louise Jones 90 months ago +0 votes:
Hi Yin, French knots are sewn onto a finished peice, to make raised dots, so the needle I talk about is a large sewing needle, not a knitting needle. They are made by starting a stich (tie a knot at the end of the thread, put thread through needle, pull needle and thread through knitting so that knot is at back/wrong side of knitting) then wrap the thread around the needle (once for a little knot,... more
Last answer by Kris Ruddy 97 months ago +0 votes:
Are you needing ideas or specific patterns? Ideas: hats, headbands, scarves, afghans, dish cloths, mittens, gloves, socks, sweaters.  I stick with easy items.  It seems when I have some kind of complicated pattern I make some gigantic mistake and have to rip it out. So, through the years I have learned the easier the better. I gladly leave the difficult ones to those who enjoy the challe... more