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Knitting and Crochet Archives


  • looking for pattern for new-born “nightie”

    March 30, 2015

    Hello All I think I am directing this query to members who are in the 50+ set, but you never know! 

  • Knitting beanies advice

    May 19, 2012

    Wanted to try my hand at knitting a beanie-type hat, but not really sure what the best type of yarn would be for this project. I went through my basket…

  • How do i chain stitch with a needle

    March 18, 2011

    I have a pattern for a kitchen towel topper to crochet.  It says to use 3 strands of embroidery thread and a sewing needle to do 63 chain stitches along the center fold…

  • White Baby Wool Garments / How to remove stains

    February 12, 2011

    For sentimental reasons I have hung on to a select number of knitted baby items (white) in 100% wool. Although I had washed and stored them in plastic bags, the…


    July 25, 2010

    I have a 50yr old granny square afghan that is my husbands grandmothers. Some of the stitching has come undone attaching the squares together. I would like to repair the…

  • Shrunken Cashmere Sweater

    November 11, 2009

    A favorite cashmere sweater got washed in water that was a little too warm and has shrunk. Does anyone know of a solution that might relax the fibers and "unshrink"…

  • Antique Pattern Library

    October 20, 2009

    I've been doing research for Civil War Era crochet items.  One of the links took me to this site.  It is wonderful!  Lots of FREE old books and patterns for…

  • I’m going to need your help

    September 14, 2009

    I've decided to knit a vest in your book and I'll advise you when I've had a chance to knit a guage swatch from the variegated green yarn I purchased at…

  • Stitches Midwest 2009 Trip

    September 13, 2009

    My craft group and I had a great time at the Stitches Midwest 2009 show.  It was great.  The fashion show featured the knitted miracles of Jane Slicer-Smith's "Knit the…

  • Knitted Hat & Scarf

    September 1, 2009

    This is a present I knitted for an 80 yr. old for her birthday celebration who is the mother of a friends husband.  Rodezzy, Fiber Artist