Category: Knitting Techniques

How to Cast on in the Middle of Your Work

There are a few times you will encounter in a pattern that you will need to cast on in the middle of your work. This means you'll be adding stitches after your beginning cast on. This technique has a few applications, including making buttonholes. Knitting on the cast on, …

The Yarn Over (YO)

The Yarn Over is technically an increase, as it adds a stitch to your fabric. However, it's generally paired with a decrease to make an eyelet. The yarn over is used to make many designs and patterns, most often for lace.

The Cable Four Back (C4B)

The Cable Four Back is a traditional cable stitch. All cable stitches are rearranging the order of the stitches being worked, creating a twisted effect on the fabric. The Cable Four Back uses the abbreviation C4B, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The B …

The Difference Between An Increase And A Yarn Over

The Problem There’s a small debate over whether or not a Yarn Over is considered an increase. This post discusses the similarities and differences between traditional knitting increases and a yarn over. Definition Of An Increase Before we can talk about what makes a Yarn Over, we first need to …

The Purl Bind Off

There are some excellent reasons to use the Purl Bind Off: When working in Stockinette Stitch, using a Purl Bind Off can help the fabric stop curling to give you a clean, flat edge. When your bind off falls on a wrong side row, a Purl Bind Off can help …

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