New Website Sneak Peek – Erica’s Top 2 Favorite Features

KnitFreedom new site (2.0)For several months now, both Liat and I have had the opportunity to talk to many of you about the new KnitFreedom website that is coming. We are both incredibly excited about the new site and wanted to start sharing some of the amazing new features that will be available to you.

It wasn’t easy, but I picked my top two favorite new features of the site to share with you – personalized accounts and a fully integrated forum.

Personalized Accounts

Ever forget to save your Download Links e-mails from KnitFreedom or have trouble remembering which e-books you have already purchased? We know that can be frustrating and wanted to make accessing your favorite content easier than ever before. To do that, we are giving every student an account where you can save your e-books, favorite articles, and patterns.

New "my account" menu bar - new KnitFreedom site

Here’s how part of the homepage will look when you are logged in:

New KnitFreedom Website Member Area

Fully Integrated Forum

We love getting your questions and being able to share answers with the entire KnitFreedom community. Now, when you have questions, you will get to stay right on KnitFreedom and your questions – and answers – will be tracked right inside of your Personalized Account.

We’ll Keep You Posted

I hope a little sneak peek into what is coming will get you as excited as it has us. We still have some work to do and will continue to share updates with you. If you have any suggestions or things you hope to see on the new site, you can always feel free to share them with us. We want KnitFreedom to be the place for all of your knitting needs.

Coming Next Week: Craft Yarn Council’s New Article on Knitting and Its Health Benefits – Featuring Liat!

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Do you have questions about the upcoming site? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Introducing: I Love Bind-Offs (it’s here, it’s here!)

Without further ado, I want to introduce you to my brand new baby, I Love Bind-Offs. It was a challenging labor but SO worth it in the end.

To celebrate I Love Bind-Offs’ arrival, I want to give you 25% off until Monday (3/10/14) at 11:59pm. The discount is already applied, no code necessary.

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Proud New Mom, Liat

PS – Don’t forget, you have 25% off I Love Bind-Offs until Monday!

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What All The Bind-Offs Look Like: A Bind-Off Extravaganza

Context is everything! When you see all the bind-offs together, you can get a complete idea of what is there, how you can use them, and how they fit together. Enjoy! All bind-offs are detailed in the upcoming ebook, I Love Bind-Offs.

Decorative Bind-Offs Sampler

Standard Bind-Offs Sampler

And the

Ribbed Bind-Offs Sampler (1x1 Rib)

Don’t forget
2×2 rib…

Seaming Bind-Offs Sampler

But wait!
There’s more…

Round Two…. ! Aw yeah: Continue reading

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What I Learned From Knitting 200 Bind-Offs

200 Bind-Offs: Pile-up animation

198… 199… 200…

As you may know by now, I’ve been working over the past three months to bring you a new and amazing e-book on bind-offs.

What you may not know is that I did not have an endless encyclopedia of these finishing techniques in my head when I started.

To create the ebook, I didn’t want to just record videos of bind-offs that other people chose for their books, or even pass on what they said without testing everything for myself.

I wanted to dive in and analyze each of the bind-offs that I would include in my e-book, mainly so that I could offer you what no other resource does — my opinion!

The choice was clear: I was going to have to knit them all.

Continue reading

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5 Ways to Fix A Too-Tight Bind-Off

A too-tight bind-offA too-tight bind-off is the Achilles’ heel of the perfect knitted project.

It’s the most common complaint I get in my finishing technique classes. So how do you know if you should worry?

Four Clues Your Bind-Off Is Too Tight:

1 — If the edge of your garment looks narrower than the rest of it, your bind-off might be too tight.

2 — If you can’t get your hand or foot or whatever it is INTO your knitted garment, your bind-off might be too tight.

3 — If you tug the bind-off edge and it doesn’t have any give — if it feels like the yarn is going to break, your bind-off might be too tight. Continue reading

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