Knitting

New to knitting? We take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. And when you're ready to take on a new project, browse our knitting ideas for mittens, snuggly scarves, blankets, pot holders, pouches, pet toys, and more.

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How to Knit: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide
Learn how to knit your own mittens, hats, scarves, and more. We'll take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.
10 Knitting Projects for Beginners to Try
Knitting can seem confusing for beginners. To get you started, here are ideas with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Don't miss out: Get Martha's Guide to Knitting— it's the exclusive resource for knitters of all skill levels.
Knitting Versus Crocheting: What's the Difference and Which Should You Learn?
Depending on your skills, you may be better suited to learn the tools and method of one over the other.
How to Start Your Own Knitting Group
It's easy and fulfilling to share your favorite hobby with others.
Can You Bring Knitting Needles (and Other Craft Tools) on an Airplane?
We consulted the TSA guidelines on what you can (and can't) pack for a long flight.
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Why Lever Knitting Is Called the Fastest Method in the World
It's quick, efficient, and quite literally painless.
Arm-Knit Blanket
Snuggle up in a big cozy blanket made by hand, literally. Bulky-style yarn and your nimble handiwork are all you need for this simple technique.
The Best Types of Yarn to Use for Arm Knitting

Quickly stitch together blankets, sweaters, and cowls of grand size.