Category: Knitting Techniques

The Alternating Cable Cast On

The Alternating Cable Cast On is a version of the Cable Cast On. The advantage of Cable Cast Ons is that they create a very durable edge, which is great for edges that get a lot of wear and tear, such as sweater cuffs, collars, or the bottom edge of …

How to Graft Garter Stitch

Learn how to graft two pieces of garter stitch fabric 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 garter stitch.

The 1×1 Rib Cast On

The 1x1 rib cast on is a way of starting a knitting project with ribbing. This variation of the long tail cast on creates a great foundation for a rib pattern and gives a nice stretchy edge.

The Picot Cast On

The picot cast on is a method of beginning your project uses a decorative edge that is worked sideways and then turned to pick up stitches that are knit from. It's a great way to create a little interest to your mitten, sleeve, and sock cuffs.

The Keyhole Button Hole

The keyhole button hole is a technique to create a small button hole in your fabric. It's quick and easy to knit and is perfect for placing a button hole between ribbing.

How to Knit Backwards

Knitting backwards is knitting from the left to right (right to left for left handers) and can be substituted for a purl row in stockinette, allowing you to never turn your work.

The One Row Button Hole

The one row button hole technique creates a durable and firm knitted button hole that will stand up to a lot of abuse. It has a nice finished edge but it a little more complicated than other types of button holes. Another advantage of this technique is it will not …

The Russian Bind Off

The Russian Bind Off is an efficient way of finishing your knitting fabric. Instead of passing stitches over each other, this cast off technique knits the stitches together, making it quick and easy.

The German Twisted Cast On

The German Twisted Cast On is a variation of the Long Tail Cast On. It is sometimes known as the Old Norwegian Cast On. By adding an extra twist while casting on, this method gives a little more stretch to your edging. It is also a deeper cast on making …

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