• Knitting Tutorial

    How to Make Your Own Knitting Chart Online for Free

    How to Make Your Own Knitting Chart Online for Free Now that I am making my own knitting patterns, I have found a few great online tools to help me make the charts and I wanted to share them with you all. Option 1: Excel spreadsheets/Google Sheets One way to make a knitting chart is to use Excel! This is a great option….if you already have Microsoft Office. I was lucky enough to get mine through school, otherwise it costs $150 for Office Home. So in my mind, this is an option “for free”. However if you do not have Excel, you can use Google Sheets for free! Keep in…

  • Knitting Tutorial

    Using a Lifeline in Complicated Patterns

    My current project has already taught me several new lessons and reinforced some already-known techniques: lifelines, provisional cast ons, and how to slip stitches. Today let’s talk about lifelines! The de-stashing goal continues! The next yarn for me to finally get out of my stash is Simply Soft by Caron. This is my favorite yarn for baby blankets. As the name implies, it is extremely soft and perfect for brushing against sensitive baby skin. It also holds up pretty well being washed. I made a blanket for my new baby nephew and I know that thing has gone through the wash many times thanks to spit-up. And it still looks…