Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Newest Pictures(new!!!) | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:
 

We have some of the most skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques like you've never seen before. And some of them only post on our website and nowhere else, so you won't find these patterns anywhere else no matter how much time you spend searching! So keep reading.

Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch specific brands of hooks or needles, yarn, or paid tutorials, while collecting sales commission.

Instead, we have other people, who are great knitters and crocheters, share with you what they know about knitting and crochet. What accessories they use, which yarn is the best for which type of project, which techniques work and which don't.

It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.

And we provide a free platform for you and them to communicate. So you get to discover this information straight from the source, from people just like you, not from editors of some magazine or sales reps of some company.

This is what makes us different from other knitting and crochet websites out there that try to sell you something while claiming they are trying to help you.

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter or crocheter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting/crochet e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting/crochet forum digest with the latest pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

Note to crocheters: We cover both knitting and crochet on our website. The name Knitting Paradise is just a matter of history of how this website was started. These days, close to 50% of content on our forum is about crochet. So it doesn't matter if you primarily knit or crochet (or if you only crochet), you'll still find just as many patterns, tips, and tutorials that are relevant to your specific interests.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Here is how to proceed and what to expect:

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting and crochet mailing list distribution. You'll receive a one-time confirmation e-mail. Right after that, the first e-mail with today's digest will be forwarded to you. The signup process is completely automated, so you are just a few minutes away from discovering what our existing users already received earlier today. So you'll get up to speed right away on what's the latest on our website, without any long introductions or other delays.

First name:

E-mail address:

Going forward, the next digest will be released in just a few hours. So if you don't sign up now, you'll also miss everything covered in it too.

 
Pictures
T-shirt yarn blanket
(?)
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Nov 3, 2011 16:17:43   #
Awesumpunk
 
Hi everyone,
I made a post a few days ago about t-shirt yarn. Well now I'm working with it, and look what I'm making:


 
Nov 3, 2011 18:36:39   #
Christine Dix
 
Very cool ! I've made a couple of rugs, shower scrubbers & bowls from tshirt yarns ! It's fun but my hand tires too quickly :cry:


Nov 3, 2011 21:25:04   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
Looks good so far. I haven't seen the yarn yet but it sure would be soft and knit up rather quickly.
Nov 4, 2011 07:33:25   #
Christine Dix
 
this is the site that I used to learn how to cut the tshirts
http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/03/tutorial-t-shirt-yarn.html
Nov 4, 2011 08:10:38   #
Grannybear
 
I'm wondering if the t-shirt 'yarn' would be easier to work with and smoother on the hands if pulled through the little gadgets used for braiding rugs. Just a thought.
Nov 4, 2011 08:58:56   #
Windbeam
 
Is it an afghan? Thanks Christine, she has such an interesting sight.
 
Nov 4, 2011 09:06:17   #
weaver1510
 
I'm so interested in recycling that I think I will try this. Thank you.
Nov 4, 2011 13:36:44   #
jenk57
 
I think knitting with t-shirts sounds very interesting. I have this on my "to do" list. I am currently saving old shirts from my children. I'm thinking that by the time I actually muster up enough courage to try it, I should have a large enough stash of shirts without needing to go to thrift stores.
Nov 4, 2011 18:30:38   #
Christine Dix
 
[quote=Windbeam]Is it an afghan? Thanks Christine, she has such an interesting sight.[/quot

no mine is a rug.
Nov 4, 2011 19:16:50   #
gloria Lambe
 
is this like the old "rag rugs" that were popular in the 50's....
what size needles do you use?
Nov 5, 2011 10:13:18   #
Christine Dix
 
I have not knitted only crochet, 5mm or larger hook. Yes rag rugs :P
 
Nov 5, 2011 18:46:59   #
tgrbts
 
Thank you for the post of how to cut the yarn. I had a plan to do this, but had not thought that far ahead yet. I would have cut it all apart and sewed the ends together. Or tried to cut it circularly. duh? Thanks!
 
          
Pictures
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.