Category: Knitting Techniques

How to Use a Lifeline

A lifeline is a piece of waste yarn that allows you to rip back your stitches when you make a mistake. Since it can be difficult to rip out stitches when making mistakes in lace knitting, a lifeline will allow you to start at the beginning of a repeat, rather …

The Wrap and Turn Short Row Stitch

The wrap and turn short row is used to shape your work without using decreases or increases. It is achieved by stopping in the middle of the row, turning your work, and knitting the other direction.

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.

Crochet Stitches

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Crochet Techniques

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Knitting Stitches

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Knitting Techniques

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