21 things you only know if you knit

O lectura amuzanta despre pasionatii tricotatului.

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(Picture: Rex) This is how everyone knits, right? (Picture: Rex)

Knitting is fun. It’s challenging and useful and draws you into a community full of interesting and talented people.

It also sometimes makes you want to throw your beautiful, hand-dyed, merino yarn into a corner and stab yourself in the eye with your needle.

I’ve been knitting for 12 years and, with more than a few dropped stitches along the way, I’ve learned some things.

Cats and small children must be kept away from the knitting basket.

It turns out it’s perfectly reasonable to take a couple of sharp, pointed metal things on a plane.

Although a difficult project can be a love-hate relationship, once you’re hooked there’s no turning back.

Here are 21 things every knitter knows.

1. You never forget your knitting mentor. Whether it was your mum, gran, friend or an online tutorial, you’ll remember the person who sat with…

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