Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Knit the Make Knot Stitch

This video will help you learn how to knit the make knot stitch. This pattern creates a twisted knot that results in a tight but interesting textured fabric. It's great for scarves and blankets or even sweaters.

How to Knit a Gauge Swatch in the Round

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit a gauge swatch in the round. This technique is used when figuring out gauge for projects knit in the round like hats, socks, sweaters, and mittens. Most people knit with a different tension than they purl, which will affect …

How to Knit: Cabling Without a Cable Needle

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit a cable without a cable needle. Some people find it difficult to manipulate their knitting needles while holding a cable needle. Luckily there is a simple way to cable without needle a cable needle.

How to Knit: Beginning a Row with a Yarn Over

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to start a row with a yarn over. This technique is sometimes used in lace patterns to create an eyelet at the beginning of a row. It can be a little confusing but really is pretty simple.

How to Knit: Placing a Stitch Marker

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to place a stitch marker in your knitting. Stitch markers are used to mark the beginning of a round or a point where you want to increase or decrease. They can also be helpful with counting stitches while casting on.

How to Knit: Using a Stitch Holder

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to use a stitch holder. This tool is often used to save a project for later, or setting aside some stitches during a project to be knit at another point. It can also be useful for retrieving needles that are in …

Knitting Tip: How to Track Your Knitting Needle Size

This knitting video tutorial will help you learn a tip for tracking your knitting needle size when you set aside a project. By tying small knots in your long tail in a number corresponding to your needles size you can easily remember what needles you were using.

How to Knit Recognizing a Knit Stitch and Purl Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to recognize a knit stitch and a purl stitch. As a beginning knitter you may have trouble telling the different between a knit stitch and a purl stitch. This can cause problems when knitting stockinette or rib patterns. By being able …

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