Tips & Tricks Archive

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 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 …

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 …

Keeping Track of Needle Size While Swatching

The Problem When starting a project, especially one that needs to fit, like a hat or a sweater, it’s a good idea to begin with a gauge swatch. Typically, you will make a few different swatches, using a few different needle sizes. When using the same yarn for all of …

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