Category: Tips & Tricks

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 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 …

How to Knit the Russian Join

This video knitting tutorial will teach you how to knit 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 …

How to Knit with String Me Along

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit with String Me Along. String Me Along is a sequins yarn that can be carried along to make your project sparkle! Knit alone, it creates a delicate sparkly fabric.

How to Knit with Comin’ Up Flowers

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit with comin’ up flowers, a novelty boucle yarn. Comin’ up flowers creates a fabric with little clusters of texture that look similar to flowers. This yarn can be used as an accent yarn or can be used to create …

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