Category: Knitting Techniques

How to Bind Off in Pattern

Binding off in pattern is a technique often used when finishing a rib pattern. By binding off knits as knits and purls as purls you can keep your project from flaring as well as making the bind off a little neater and less obvious.

How to Pick Up and Knit Stitches

Picking up and knitting stitches is a useful skill for attaching collars, button bands, and borders to your finished projects. This tutorial will show you how to do this using two different methods.

The Cable Cast On

The Cable Cast On is a technique used to draw your cast on edge in closer. It is a similar method to the Basic Knitted Cast On and creates the same type of effect. It is not used for cable knitting, but is great for keeping rib patterns from flaring …

The Decrease Bind Off

The Decrease Bind Off is a method of finishing. This is one of the quickest and simplest methods of binding off, and gives your knitting a handsome and firm edging with little stretch. This decorative bind off is great for pocket edges and other places you want a more stylish …

How to Knit I-Cord

The I-Cord is a unique technique for creating knitted tubes. They can be thin or thick and are used as decoration or utility like a rope.

How to Knit the Tubular Bind Off

The tubular bind off is a sewn bind off which creates an invisible edge on 1×1 ribbing that perfectly matches the tubular cast on. The result is a clean, rolled looking edge with a professional finish.

The Crochet Cast On

The crochet cast on is a method for attaching your yarn to your knitting needle at the beginning of a project. This technique uses a crochet hook to place stitches on your knitting needle. The resulting edge will mirror most regular bind off edges.

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 …

Crochet Stitches

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Knitting Techniques

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