Posts tagged knitting on a budget
Knitting on a budget: Finding patterns

In the final post on my series about knitting on a budget, we’re going to cover patterns. Given that I’m a designer I do appreciate the time and skill it takes to craft a beautiful pattern, and I’m happy to pay designers for their time. But I understand that everyone doesn’t always have the means to do so (and I also like getting a good deal on patterns once in a while). So here are my top tips for finding free and affordable patterns!

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Knitting on a budget: DIY notions

Notions are the knitting supplies with which you can take the most shortcuts and save the most money. Since we’re all crafters at heart, making your own DIY notions or getting creative with every day items is very satisfying. In this post I’m going to walk you through how to make your own stitch markers, as well as ways to find alternatives for some other notions and accessories you may need while you’re knitting.

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Knitting on a budget: Buying fewer needles

Aside from yarn, needles are the one thing you definitely need when you’re knitting. The problem is that unless you always stick to one weight of yarn, you invariably end up needing needles of different sizes. Because of this, taking advantage of sales and discounts is a good idea, but there are also a few ways you can cut down on the number of needles you need to buy in the first place.

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