Category: Knitting Techniques

The Estonian Button

The Estonian Button is a cross between a smock and a bobble. It creates a horizontal bar to add a nice texture to your knitted fabric.

The Russian Join

The Russian join is a method for joining two pieces of yarn and can be used to join a new color or simply to add a new ball of the same color. This join is very secure and does not leave any ends to weave in. Video Tutorial Technique Instructions …

How to Knit: How to Carry the Yarn Up the Side of Your Work

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to carry yarn up the side of you work. This technique is often used in colorwork, especially for stripes, and allows you to continue using a single strand of the same color yarn while working your pattern, instead of cutting and …

How to Knit the Popcorn Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the popcorn stitch. This technique is used to create bobbles, which are little clusters of stitches that can be used to provide a bumpy texture to your knitted fabric. You can space them closer or further apart or stagger …

How to Knit the Super Stretchy Slipknot Cast On

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the super stretchy slipknot cast on. This method of starting a project is great for ribbing and has an incredible amount of stretch, making is perfect for cuffs on socks and sleeves as well as hats.

How to Knit the Tubular Bind Off

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the tubular bind off. This sewn bind off creates an invisible edge on 1x1 ribbing that perfectly matches the tubular cast on. This is a great technique to use when finishing brims on hats and cuffs on sleeves or …

How to Knit in the Round with Double Pointed Needles (DPNs)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit in the round with double pointed needles. These are used when knitting with a circular needle is too difficult, particularly for smaller projects like the crown of a hat, mittens, or gloves. They are special because you can knit …

The Make One Left Increase (M1L)

The Make One Left Increase (M1L) is the complement to the Make One Right Increase (M1R). It is used to add stitches to your knitting and can be used any time a pattern calls for a Make One (M1) Increase. It is a mostly invisible increase that is clean and …

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