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Date: 1/25/14 10:12 PM

Came upon this piece when looking for a sewing solution,

Zippers in Knitwear, The No-sewing Way

I'm still not knitting but I have several beautiful garments that were knit by my mom - and I was her knitwear zipper installer - . This looks like a useful bit of information.

I didn't find a general information knitting thread so please feel free to park any helpful information or links here. Adding at the bottom to help folks find this in the future.

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Date: 1/26/14 5:21 AM

Fascinating! Thanks for posting.

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Date: 1/26/14 2:10 PM

I have yet to read the article but do have it open in my browser. Just wanted to say Thanks!

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Date: 1/26/14 3:58 PM

Fascinating idea on the zippers! Nice idea to create a knitting tip thread as well.

I haven't actually used this website, but found it recently:
knittinghelp.com

The Craft Yarn Council website has a page with standards. The links are on the left of the page, with the bottom one being a downloadable PDF. I found it helpful. I learned about it from the Craftsy learn to crochet class; it applies to both knitting & crocheting.
yarn standards

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Date: 4/5/14 11:51 PM

Thanks for posting this link on zippers in knitwear. Also, AnneM, I can vouch for the KnittingHelp.com site, I basically taught myself to knit using it! Lots of clearly written instructions and videos.

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Date: 4/27/14 1:28 PM

Bias bind-off - coco knits by Julie Weisenberger

Once you check the picture you'll see why I had to post this tip for binding off on the bias. (Found it while doing a little homework before sewing a cotton sweater lace project.) You might want to look over her neat little catalog of other tips and tutorials. Tote bags knit from recycled plastic bag strips!

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Date: 5/5/14 2:36 AM

Searching for something else and found this,

Repeat CRafter Me's Crocheted Watermelon Coin Purse

With instructions for zipper!

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Date: 9/13/14 4:48 PM

That is really cool!

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Date: 9/24/14 5:04 AM

Try Garnstudio.com For 6000+ free patterns.

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Date: 10/20/14 4:21 AM

I'm getting back into knitting in a small way (scarves,baby clothes) after a looong break (10+ years) because of the pain of fibromyalgia in my arms. Not sure what changed, but I'm just taking my chances while I have them!

I want to put this idea forward, for re-using pure wool yarn that needs unkinking, even though it might be a bit 'out of left field'.
Some time ago, I un-wound a pure wool 8 ply jumper. I ended up with loose hanks, after being wound around my (large) hand. I sprayed the hanks very lightly with water, then put them, a few at a time, on a plate in the microwave. Using 10% power, and trial and error timing (starting very low-1 minute?), the hanks steamed lightly, and came out with almost no kinking. I gently re-wound it round my hand without stretching it and left it on a kitchen bench to dry (it was summer, so no problem with that). To my eyes (and fingers) the wool yarn was good as new. Does anyone see any problems with this?

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