Often, I ask myself, “Why is everyone knitting?” And then I remember that I am just one of many people knitting. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for ways to make knitting easier.
Whether you’re knitting crocheting, or simply looking for patterns to knit, it’s hard to ignore Ravelry. It’s a social networking site for knitters that helps users keep track of their projects and yarn. It’s also a way to meet other knitters and talk about projects.
As a knitting site, Ravelry has many users, but only about 400,000 are active each month. This makes the site feel more intimate than other online forums. But there are some downsides to Ravelry. Despite the popularity of the site, it has been criticized for some accessibility issues.
Many users reported physical difficulties while browsing the site, including dizziness and seizures. They also complained that the screen reader software did not work properly. Ravelry’s team acknowledged the problem and promised to make the site more accessible. However, these changes have taken away users’ ability to access support systems.
Designers have also been forced to find alternate ways to provide pattern support to their customers. Several designers have removed their links to Ravelry. Others have put warnings on their links.
Thousands of people are knitting a pussyhat for the upcoming Women’s March on Washington. The iconic symbol of political activism is now an international phenomenon, sparking conversations about women’s rights, gender, sexism and other issues.
Pussyhat is a knitted cap made of pink yarn with kitten ears. It is meant to help knitters de-stigmatize the word “pussy” and to support women’s rights. The Pussyhat Project has created thousands of hats, but the creators have no idea how many have been made. They estimate between 30,000 and 100,000 have been knit.
The Pussyhat Project began in November of last year. Founders Jayna Zweiman and Krista Suh decided to create a symbol for women’s rights. They wanted to create a simple pattern for everyone to knit, but also wanted to make a statement.
The pussyhat is a small hat with ears on either side, and the pattern is quite simple. The hat is knitted using two skeins of yarn, which is enough to make three hats.
Second sock syndrome
Fortunately, there is a cure for Second Sock Syndrome. Some experienced knitters have tips and tricks for avoiding the dreaded second sock slump.
The most basic trick is to knit two socks at the same time. To do this, use two 50 g balls of yarn. Then, pull the yarn ends from both sides of the ball and knit the two together.
One other method is to use two different needles. This won’t affect the look of the stitches but it will require concentration and spatial awareness. The second sock may take a little longer because of the difference in size.
Another trick is to make the first sock a little bit longer than the second. This can be done by knitting the cuff of the first sock first and then knitting the heel and toes. This will make the second sock less likely to have a short row heel.
Finally, you could also use a lifeline to hold the stitches in place while knitting. This could be a real life knitting buddy or a Twitter account. Having someone to check in on your progress could help you stay on track.
TAAT, or two at a time, is a way of knitting that eliminates the 2nd sock syndrome. It might also be a solution for second mitten syndrome. It’s all about keeping track of your project. If you are knitting two pieces at the same time, then you must be aware of which piece is going to go where. You also have to make sure not to stop mid-row. This means you must have all the yarns in the right place and know what row you are on. If you have two pieces with the same side, then it’s even more important to keep track.
The main benefit of TAAT is that it reduces the amount of notes that you have to write. The other benefit is that if you do this, you will have less UFOs. The reason for this is because you will have to make more identical pieces, which will eliminate the chance of having an incorrect second piece.