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Well hello there. Welcome to Tricksy Knitter. Here you will find knitting patterns designed for all levels of knitting. The patterns have understated and thoughtful details to turn your hard work into a knitted treasure. I hope you enjoy them.

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Learn to knit a shawl

Triangular Shawls: Step by step guide with 2 patterns


A knitted shawl is a versatile accessory. Wrap it, pin it, or wear it like a scarf. Make one in wool to ward off cool winds or make one in silk to go with a wedding dress. This illustrated step-by-step guide will take you through the process of making your own top-down triangular shawl, and includes two patterns.

Skill level Easy-intermediate

Yarn One skein (100 grams/462 yards) fingering weight yarn for each shawl

Dimensions Each shawl measures 46" wide by 23" tall (117 cm by 58 cm)

Tension/gauge 19 stitches and 34 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette, after blocking Gauge is not crucial for this project

Needles Circular needles US 6 (4.0mm)

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Learn to knit

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches

Japanese knitting stitch books are a gold standard of knitting stitch charts. These books are consistent, precise, and innovative. And they are beautiful to look at, with beautifully lit photographs and muted colours of yarn. A Japanese stitch pattern books is a knitter’s equivalent to a candy shop.

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How to use knitting stitch books to create your own knitting designs

You can use knitting stitches on panels, edges, pockets, or all-over to make your own knitting designs. In this blog post, I show you how to create three sweater designs using a little sketching and knitting stitches from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible.

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How to knit a hat on straight needles

Most knitting patterns for hats are written for knitting in the round, either using double pointed needles (dpn’s), a short circular needle , or two circular needles.

But sometimes you want to make a hat on straight needles by working back and forth instead of knitting in the round. Maybe you don’t have needles for working in the round. Maybe you want to knit intarsia (which you can’t do in the round). Or maybe you want a break from knitting in the round and want to knit flat.

Good news! It’s easy to knit a hat on straight needles.

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