Month: September 2011

The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Stitch Dictionaries

Stitch dictionary's are the foundation of a good knitting library. They allow you to make sampler afghans, add details to simple patterns, or inspire new designs altogether. Most knitwear designers use them as starting points for new garments. They are essential if you want to increase your knitting vocabulary and …

How to Knit the Slip Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slip stitch. This technique is generally used for decreases where the slipped stitch is passed over another stitch. It can be used for a decorative effect where the yarn is wrapped over the slipped stitch, creating a bar.

The Drop Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #14

The Drop Stitch technique uses additional wraps around your working needle while knitting to create elongates stitches. Also called the Elongated Stitch, the effect is an airy and light open fabric with very nice drape. It’s a great way to introduce beginners to lace.

How to Knit the Mattress Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the mattress stitch. This technique is used to graft or seam two pieces of knitted fabric together. It generally leaves an invisible seam when joining stockinette.

How to Knit Grafting Garter Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to graft two pieces of garter stitch together. The most common way to seam two pieces of knitted fabric together is the mattress stitch, but it doesn't work very well for garter stitch. This method creates an almost invisible seam for …

Crochet Stitches

Bobbles & Puffs Chevrons & Ripples Colorwork Edgings Lace & Shells Squares & Motifs Textured & Plain Tunisian Crochet

Crochet Techniques

Abbreviations Foundation Chains Seaming Shaping Tips & Tricks

Knitting Stitches

Cables & Arans Colorwork Edgings Knits & Purls Lace & Eyelets Ribbing Shapes & Motifs

Knitting Techniques

Abbreviations Bind Offs Cast Ons Finishing Techniques Fixing Mistakes Shaping Tips & Tricks