For Love of Knitting
Hello and welcome! Cushion of Joy was designed as a resource to help beginners learn to knit and intermediate knitters level up. Check out the Taking Time for Joy post for an overview of what’s available. Happy knitting!
Latest Knitting Tips and Tricks
These bulky weight slippers are a great way to learn how to knit two at a time toe up socks. They’re also a quick knit that makes a great gift!
This newborn baby sock pattern, knit toe up, is also great practice for learning to knit socks.
These are my favorite toe up sock patterns for baby socks, slippers, and adult socks in worsted and fingering weight yarn. Plus my best tips for sock yarn and more!
Learn how to knit two at a time (TAAT) toe up socks by knitting these fun and cozy slippers. They use super bulky yarn and come together quickly. Plus gets links to several other sock patterns using this same method.
Learn how to knit toe up socks by knitting this sample baby sock. Everything you need you need to know is provided in this less, including a knit-along video!
Learn how to wind your yarn into two equal balls for knitting two at a time socks, and find several tips for organizing your yarn so it doesn’t get tangled while knitting!
Learn how to do the Turkish Cast On, which is my favorite for knitting toe up socks.
Learn how to knit wraps and turns, which are common in sock knitting patterns.
Learn how to knit lace and customize a shawl pattern while knitting the beautiful Fall Leaves Shawl.
Learn how to SSK, which is a common method for decreasing stitches in knitting.
Get the free pattern for this beautiful Fall Leaves Shawl. Instructions are provided for how to customize the shawl, along with a video demonstration of how of to knit the lace.
Practice the M1 Increases and Mattress Stitch while making this adorable mitten Christmas ornament.
This cute little mitten Christmas ornament is a quick knit that comes together easily. It’s knit flat and then stitched together.
Learn now to sew the mattress stitch, which creates an almost invisible seam between two pieces knitting.
Learn know to knit the M1L and M1R knitting increases.
One of the benefits of hand knitting is you can make everything to fit! In addition to knitting a gauge swatch, one of the best ways to make sure a work-in-progress (WIP) garment is going to fit how you want is to try it on as you go. If you’re knitting with circular needles butContinue reading “How to Try On a WIP Garment”
Stranded color work is when you hold multiple colors of yarn (most often two at a time) and follow a chart to make designs in your knitting. One of most commonly-cited examples is fair isle knitting. The sample above is stranded color work, as is this sheep hat. This lesson provides the information you needContinue reading “Intermediate Lesson – Stranded Colorwork”
The circular tubular cast on is very stretchy, beautiful, and invisible. It’s great for a hat, fingerless gloves, or other projects that begin with 2×2 rib. The steps are different than the circular tubular cast on for 1×1 rib, although those instructions are also available on the site. While there are several steps involved, they’reContinue reading “How to Knit the Circular Tubular Cast on for 2×2 Rib”
This tubular bind off is a beautiful and very stretchy bind off that’s great whenever the end of your project is 1×1 rib. I demonstrate how to do this with the Traveller’s Cowl, which I started with the Circular Tubular Cast On and ended with this Tubular Bind Off. This bind off is done withContinue reading “How to do the Tubular Bind Off for 1×1 Rib”
I designed the Traveller’s Cowl to coordinate with the Traveller’s Hat pattern by Sue Jackson. This advanced beginner project is quick, easy, and turns out great. It works well with stripes, as shown here, or would be equally nice in a single color of yarn, either solid or verigated. I used Madison, an aran weight yarnContinue reading “Traveller’s Cowl Pattern”
Knitting English style (sometimes called throwing) is when you hold the yarn in the right hand. Many people knit this way as their primary knitting style. It’s generally believed that knitting Continental (yarn held in your left hand, or picking) is faster, although almost everyone who wins speed knitting contests knits with the yarn inContinue reading “How to Knit English Style”
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to knit the Traveller’s Hat, which is a great first hat that’s gender neutral. The hat is a very easy beginner knit pattern if starting with the long-tail cast on, or is perhaps an advanced beginner or intermediate project if using the circular tubular cast on, which I recommendContinue reading “Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate Lesson – Traveller’s Hat”
The Traveller’s Hat is a very easy beginner knit pattern if starting with the long-tail cast on, or is perhaps an advanced beginner or intermediate project if using the circular tubular cast on, which I recommend. It’s a slouchy hat that works well for both men and women. The hat is knit in wide stripesContinue reading “Traveller’s Hat Pattern and Video”
The circular tubular cast on used when knitting in the round (also called the tubular cast on or invisible cast on) is a very beautiful and extremely stretchy cast on. It almost looks like your knitting starts from thin air as the stitches roll seamlessness from the outside to the inside of your project. ThisContinue reading “How to Knit the Circular Tubular Cast On for 1×1 Rib”
When you decide to knit a hat, ideally you want it to fit when you’re finished. Knitting a gauge swatch and then adjusting either your yarn, needles, or something about the pattern will help ensure it fits as intended when you’re finished. The other option is to dive in, knit as directed, and if itContinue reading “How to Make Sure Your Hat Will Fit”
It’s very easy to change colors of yarn to knit in stripes. When knitting in the round, one tip is to create a jogless join so the place you change colors isn’t as noticeable. In the photo above, the red and gold scarf was not knit with a jogless join and you can clearly seeContinue reading “How to Change Colors and Knit a Jogless Join”
Knitting in the round creates a tube shape, such as with gloves, a hat, or a sweater. Essentially you’re knitting in a spiral. This has the added benefit of eliminating any kind of seam, which you would have if you instead knit the piece flat and then stitched it into a tube shape. Joining inContinue reading “Introduction to Knitting in the Round”
The Jaye Hat is an easy pattern for a very popular, gender neutral slouchy hat. A unique feature is a double thick brim that’s very warm for cold climates. Here are some modifications you may want to consider: If you live somewhere with a mild climate, you may want a single layer brim instead. ToContinue reading “Jaye Hat Pattern”
The Weekend Scarf is a great beginner project that’s quick, easy, and beautiful. A drop stitch creates an open fabric with a lovely drape. Knitting with a lighter yarn (such as a light worsted) will create a more lightweight scarf, or knit with a chunky or bulky yarn to create a warmer scarf. Either way,Continue reading “Lesson 6 – Weekend Scarf”
The magic loop knitting method allows you to knit projects in the round even if you don’t have exactly the right length of cable needle and/or don’t want to use double pointed needles. The traditional magic loop method uses one very long circular needle. An alternative magic loop method uses two sets of circular needles.Continue reading “How to Knit Traditional Magic Loop”
It’s very easy to make a pom pom with a clover pom pom maker. Once finished, you can use the tails to attach it to your project (such as the top of a hat.) A pro tip is to go back inside the hat and attach it a little more firmly with a needle andContinue reading “How to Make a Pom Pom”
I know you don’t want to knit a gauge swatch; no one does. You have new yarn, a pattern you want to knit, and you’re excited to dive right in. So why bother? If you want to be sure your project is going to fit, and don’t want to have to rip it out andContinue reading “How to Knit a Gauge Swatch”
Magic loop is a term that refers to knitting a project in the round using a circular needle with a cable that’s much longer than the circumference of the project. The way I like to knit magic loop uses two sets of circular needles (four needles, two cables.) You can use this technique anytime you’reContinue reading “How to Knit Magic Loop with 2 Circular Needles”
Some yarn comes in a skein and is ready to use. Some comes in a hank and needs to be wound before it’s ready for knitting (otherwise it will tie itself in knots.) You can wind the yarn by hand into a ball; into a cake using a handheld yarn winding stick; or into aContinue reading “How to Wind Yarn”
These cute Harry Potter sweater Christmas ornaments are great for stocking stuffers! They’re fun to knit and are adorable on the tree. The raglan sweater construction is the same as how a full-sized sweater of the same type is knit. You’ll need a small amount of two colors of worsted weight yarn. Using the sameContinue reading “Intermediate Lesson – Mini Weasley Sweater Ornaments”
Duplicate stitch traces the exiting stitches knit in stockinette. Often used as a decorative accent, it can also be used to mask an error. The trick is sliding the needle behind both legs of the stitch above the one you’re tracing, which can feel counter-intuitive; see image below. A demonstration of how to do duplicateContinue reading “How to do Duplicate Stitch”
This Tivoli Slouch Hat is adorable, easy to knit, and comes together quickly. The hat in the photo above was knit with Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in the Grand Canyon color. It’s knit in the round on 16″ size 8 circular needles and finished with size 8 double pointed needles (DPNS). You’ll also need aContinue reading “Tivoli Slouch Hat Pattern”
Knit Front Back (Kfb) is a method of increasing the number of stitches in a row. To do it, you simply knit the front of the stitch (in front of the left hand needle, like usual) but before you slip the stitch off the left hand needle, knit the back of the stitch (the sameContinue reading “How to Knit Front Back (Kfb)”
Knitting with double pointed needles (DPNS) seemed a bit like magic to me when I was first learning to knit. But once I gave it a try, I realized it’s pretty straight forward. One trick is to use knitting needles with a little more grip, such as using bamboo and avoiding metal needles. I’m partialContinue reading “How to Knit with DPNS (and avoid common problems)”
Sometimes a pattern will call for moving stitches to scrap yarn. For example, when knitting a raglan sweater, the sleeve stitches will be held on scrap yarn until the body of the sweater is finished. Learn how to move stitches to scrap yarn in the video below. You’ll need a small amount of yarn inContinue reading “How to Move Stitches to Scrap Yarn”
In addition to cabling, this lesson includes the provisional cast on and three needle bind off, which create a beautiful finished seam when connecting the ends of an infinity scarf, cowl, or these ear warmers. You’ll need heavy worsted weight or light chunky weight yarn; I’ve used the both the Cascade Yarns Baby Llama ChunkyContinue reading “Advanced Beginner Lesson – Cabled Ear Warmers”
In this video you’ll learn how to knit cables. You’ll either need a cable needle (two different shapes are shown in the picture above) or can simply use a double pointed needle. Your pattern will tell you the “recipe” for the cables you’re going to knit. As a general matter, you will slip some stitchesContinue reading “How to Knit Cables”
You’ll get to learn several new skills while knitting this cute Woven Mug Cozy and matching Coaster. You can either work through the following in order to learn each of the steps required to knit the mug cozy and coaster, or you can jump straight to the pattern and tutorial video, and come back toContinue reading “Lesson 5 – Woven Mug Cozy and Coaster”
Blocking your work can help relax and smooth out your stitches so they look more beautiful, and is essential on larger projects with shaping such as sweaters. Here are the basic steps: Fill a small sink or bowl with cool water; mix with a small amount of Woolite or other soap made for wool, AddContinue reading “How to Block Your Work”
Fringe is a fun addition to some projects, like a scarf, shawl, or this Woven Coaster. The great news is it’s also easy to do, especially with a crochet hook. Learn how in the video below. If your fridge isn’t laying flat, a pro tip is to run a hair straightener set to low heatContinue reading “How to Add Fringe”
Learn how to sew a button, as shown when making the Woven Mug Cozy. You will need a button (the correct size for your project), a toothpick, thread, a needle the correct size for regular sewing thread, and scissors. Check out the video below for step by step instructions:
Jenny’s stretchy bind off is a very versatile and, as the name suggests, stretchy bind off that’s great for at the top of socks, mittens, etc. The stretch comes from a yarn over that you do right before each stitch, which gives you three stitches on the right needle. You then pull the yarn overContinue reading “How to do Jenny’s Stretchy Bind Off”
K2tog (knit two together) and P2tog (purl two together) are common methods of decreasing the number of stitches in a row. You do exactly as the name implies, inserting the right needle into two stitches from the left needle at the same time, and either knitting or purling them, well, together. This video shows youContinue reading “How to K2tog and P2tog”
A yarn over (abbreviated YO in patterns) is one way to increase the number of stitches in a row, or it can be used as a decorative stitch because it creates an eyelet hole in the knitting, as shown above. Essentially a yarn over is when you wrap the right needle with yarn but thenContinue reading “How to Yarn Over (YO)”
I find stitch markers and row counters to be really helpful with my knitting. I actually use a lot of stitch markers for two main reasons, both of which I illustrate in the video below: Stitch markers mean I don’t have to count during a row to keep track of pattern sections, which makes itContinue reading “Using Stitch Markers and Row Counters”
The long tail cast on is probably the most often used cast on among knitters. It’s very versatile. If a pattern doesn’t specify which cast on to use, the long tail is usually a good choice. One tip is to cast on using a needle two to three sizes bigger than the one you willContinue reading “How to Knit the Long Tail Cast On”
This great pattern (available for free on Ravelry) is fun to knit and the finished mug cozy and matching coaster are very cute! They come together quickly, are easy enough for beginning knitters, and make great gifts. I knit mine with Eco Highland Duo by Cascade Yarns, which is a light worsted that is extremelyContinue reading “Woven Mug Cozy and Coaster Patterns and Video”
The three needle bind off helps create a really beautiful and invisible join between two pieces of fabric. It’s often used with the provisional cast on to finish infinity scarves or cowls, although may be used to join two standalone pieces of work, such as the front and back panels of the Stone Point PonchoContinue reading “How to Do the Three Needle Bind Off”
The provisional cast on leaves the stitches live at the beginning of your project, so they can be joined with the stitches at the end of the work using the three needle bind off. This creates a very tidy, almost invisible seam, as shown in the Weekend Scarf above, that is great is for infinityContinue reading “How to do the Provisional Cast On”
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make do some common repairs so when you make a mistake, you can fix it without having to go all the way back to the beginning. A crochet hook makes almost all of these repairs easier. Through the course of the following three videos, you’ll learn how toContinue reading “Lesson 4 – Saving Your Work”
Picking up a dropped stitch when knitting garter stitch is a little harder that picking up stitches in stockinette. Learn how in this step-by-step video. A crochet hook will make your repair job easier. You might also be interested in the following post: Learn how to repair other common knitting mistakes Learn how to knitContinue reading “How to Pick Up a Dropped Garter Stitch”
This video covers how to get your work back on the needles if you lose a lot of stitches, how to tink, frog, and use lifelines to save your work if you have a problem in the middle. To tink (which is knit spelled backwards) is to unknit, one stitch at a time. To frogContinue reading “How to Rip Back, Pick up a Dropped Row, and Use Lifelines”
The video below shows how to pick up a dropped stitch and go back and fix a mistake in a previous row without having to rip back your work. A crochet hook makes repairs like this a lot easier. Check out the video below, as well as the other recommended posts, to learn how toContinue reading “How to Repair Common Knitting Mistakes”
In this lesson, you’ll knit a pair of easy fingerless gloves that introduce the purl stitch and ribbing. You can either work through the following in order to learn each of the steps required to knit the gloves, or you can jump straight to the pattern and tutorial video and come back to this pageContinue reading “Lesson 3 – Knitting Easy Fingerless Gloves”
A common question from beginning knitters is how to tell if a stitch was a knit or purl? If just below the loop on the needle, the yarn is horizontal, like a frown, that was a purl stitch. If just below the loop on the needle, the yarn is more vertical and/or you can seeContinue reading “How to Tell if it was a Knit or Purl?”
Rib stitch is made by alternating knit and purl stitches, usually knit 1 purl 1 (K1P1 or one-by-one rib) or knit two purl two (K2P2 or two-by-two rib). It makes a very stretchy fabric such as at the end of a pair of gloves, top of a pair of socks, edge of a hat, orContinue reading “How to Knit a Tidy Rib Stitch”
Knitting is one of my many creative hobbies. Taking time for ourselves, time for fun, can seem selfish, but we can’t serve others from a place of suffering and depletion. I have come to learn we must be diligent about making time for self-care, which includes both rest and play. Knitting, along with baking, playingContinue reading “Taking Time for Joy (and Knitting)”
This video gives a slow motion breakdown of some common things that can go wrong for new knitters learning the knit stitch, and how to avoid them.
In this lesson, you’ll knit a Garter Stitch Coaster. You can either work through each of the following in order to learn each of the steps required to knit the coaster, or you can jump straight to the pattern and tutorial video for the coaster and come back to this page if you need moreContinue reading “Lesson 2 – Knitting a Garter Stitch Coaster”
This lesson starts by providing a list of the two to four items you need to get started with your knitting. After that, I’ll share everything I keep in my knitting bag, and the other knitting tools I keep close at hand. Getting Started with Knitting All you really need to get started knitting isContinue reading “Lesson 1 – Knitting Materials”
A Garter Stitch Coaster is great for a would-be-knitter’s very first project. It’s relatively simple while still teaching several important skills that all knitters use. This one uses the continental cast on, knit stitches to make garter stitch fabric, and a simple bind off method. The pattern is available to download, and the video belowContinue reading “Garter Stitch Coaster Pattern and Video”
This video shows how to pull the yarn from the center of the skein, which will help it keep from getting twisted while knitting or crocheting your project:
Most knitting cast on methods start with a slip knot. The following is a slow motion demonstration of how to tie a slip knot. The steps are repeated several times so you can practice along with the video.
Everyone holds their yarn a little differently when knitting. Two main camps are divided between knitters who hold the yarn in their left hand (Continental Knitters or “Pickers”) and those who hold the yarn in their right hand (English Knitters or “Throwers.”) Even within those groups, there is much variation. The following notes and theContinue reading “How to Hold Your Yarn for Knitting (Continental Style)”
Keeping your yarn and stitches sorted out can be tricky for a beginning (and sometimes an experienced) knitter. The following are some yarn and stitch orientation tips: Unless instructed otherwise, always wrap the yarn counter-clockwise (for both knit and purl). You may also want to check out this video demonstrating which way to wrap theContinue reading “Yarn and Stitch Orientation Tips”
New (and even experienced) knitters can sometimes wrap the yarn backwards, which results in twisted stitches. The video below shows how to wrap the yarn the correct way around your needle when knitting or purling. Spoiler: always wrap counter-clockwise. You may also want to check out these tips for yarn and stitch orientation.
Casting on is how you get the yarn into loops and onto the needles at the beginning of a project so you can start to knit. There are many different methods of casting on. Perhaps the easiest for new knitters is the Continental Cast On, which is very similar to simply knitting. Check out theContinue reading “How to Do the Continental Cast On”
There are two main stitches in knitting: the knit stitch and the purl stitch. When looking at fabric knit in stockinette, the side with the “v” shaped columns is the side that was knit; the purl side is the one with the “bumps,” which are sometimes described as “smiles and frowns.” Note that the backContinue reading “How to Make a Knit Stitch”
To knit in garter stitch simply means you knit every row when making a flat piece of fabric. (When knitting in the round, you would need to alternate between knit rows and purl rows in order to create garter stitch fabric.) This creates a kind of ripply fabric that’s the same on both sides. TheContinue reading “How to Knit Garter Stitch”
New knitters sometimes have a hard time understanding where the yarn should be positioned after turning the work, particularly after completing a knit row. If you don’t do this correctly, you can end up accidentally adding a stitch. The following video shows where to hold the yarn after turning your work to be positioned correctlyContinue reading “Where to Hold the Yarn After Turning Your Work”
Binding off is what you do to take your project of the needles when you’ve finished knitting the pattern. There are several different ways to bind off your work. With the simple or traditional bind off, you knit two stitches and then pass the first stitch over the second and off the needle. Here areContinue reading “How to Bind Off”
To weave (or sew) in the ends is usually the last step of a project. At the very least, one usually needs to weave in the tail end of the yarn from where the first slip knot was made to start the project, and the very last tail end of yarn that remains after bindingContinue reading “How to Weave in the Ends”
Knitting patterns often direct the knitter to “slip a stitch,” perhaps with additional instructions such as to “slip knitwise.” In short, to slip a stitch is to move a stitch from one needle to the other without getting new yarn and making a new stitch. In the following video, we’ll learn about slipping stitches.
There are two main stitches in knitting: the knit stitch and the purl stitch. When looking at fabric knit in stockinette, the purl side is the one with the “bumps,” which are sometimes described as “smiles and frowns.” The side with the “v” shaped columns is the side that was knit. Note that the backContinue reading “How to Make a Purl Stitch”
I made this Coco Knits Sweater from her Sweater Workshop as a class offered by my local yarn store, Yarnatopia. It was a little more complicated than I might have wanted to tackle on my own the first time, but was great to do as part of a class. The book, worksheet, and colored stitchContinue reading “Coco Knits Sweater Pattern”
In my family, we have a long tradition of knitting or crocheting a gift when someone is having a baby. This Sunny Baby Blanket is my go-to pattern for when I want to knit a blanket. It’s easy enough for beginning knitters yet doesn’t look like a simple pattern. My best tip for success isContinue reading “Sunny Baby Blanket Pattern”
This Weekend Scarf pattern is very fast and easy to knit, and was indeed able to be finished in a weekend (that I didn’t do anything except binge watch Harry Potter movies.) It’s a great pattern for beginning knitters. The loops are created through a combination of yarn overs and dropped stitches. I knit mineContinue reading “Weekend Scarf Pattern and Video”
I love, love, love this Vancouver Fog Fingerless Gloves pattern! One Christmas I made a pair of these for all the women in my family. It’s a great pattern for practicing cables as well as the circular tubular cast on for 2×2 rib and Jenny’s stretchy bind off. The pattern includes both short and longContinue reading “Vancouver Fog Fingerless Gloves Pattern”
The pattern for Cables with a Twist Ear Warmers is a great one for learning to do cable knitting. It’s a small project that knits up quickly using chunky yarn, and the finished ear warmers are beautiful. They also make a great present – perhaps a stocking stuffer. I like to use the provisional castContinue reading “Cables with a Twist Ear Warmers Pattern”
I had this Stone Point Poncho pinned for two years before I got around to making it, and love it as much as I thought I would. It’s a really fun pattern to knit with just enough interest to not be boring and just enough repeat to the pattern to be able to knit whileContinue reading “Stone Point Poncho Pattern”
This Snowdrift Infinity Cowl is such a beautiful pattern. It’s a little complicated for a beginner, and very helpful to use a lifeline because it’s hard to pick up the stitches correctly if you need to go back and fix a mistake. But once you get the hang of it, it’s fun to knit andContinue reading “Snowdrift Infinity Cowl Pattern”
This Loose Knit Infinity Scarf is great for beginning knitters, and is one of two scarves I wear the most often. Yarn overs and dropped stitches create the open loops in the scarf. Using a provisional cast on and three-needle bind off help create a beautiful seam where the ends come together.
Fisherman’s rib is a very interesting stitch that makes a very nicely squishy fabric, perfect for a scarf. The Seafaring Scarf pattern I used also includes a very helpful video on how to knit fisherman’s rib. It’s likely considered an advanced beginner’s project. In this narrower version to wear as an outdoor scarf with myContinue reading “Fisherman’s Rib Scarf Pattern”
I love this Baable Hat pattern! I’m also planning to knit the matching mittens. This was my first stranded colorwork project, and was a great one for learning. First I taught myself to knit English (holding the yarn in the right hand), in addition to my usual Continental style (holding the yarn in the leftContinue reading “Sheep Hat Pattern”
This is an adorable baby orangutan that took just a couple of days to crochet. The hardest part was finding orange eyelash yarn. I finally found some glitter yarn at Hobby Lobby that worked well.
I adore the pattern for these little Mini Weasley Sweater Ornaments, as I adore all things Harry Potter. Each Christmas I make an ornament for all 12 people in my immediate and immediately-extended family, and this was the one a couple years ago after we all visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at UniversalContinue reading “Mini Weasley Sweater Ornaments Pattern and Video”
The February Lady Sweater was the first sweater I knit and was a great pattern to use. (Well, it was the first sweater I knit if we don’t count these Weasley Sweater Ornaments.) I always try to do top down sweaters so I can try them on for fit as I go. The lace workContinue reading “February Lady Sweater”
These crocheted reindeer antlers are a great pattern and came out a perfect fit on the first try without needing to make adjustments. The sweater is my the basic dog sweater pattern I often use. After a few days of practice, they were happy to wear the antlers . . . well, they were willingContinue reading “Reindeer Antlers”
I’ve made dozens of dog sweaters. I often offer a custom-made dog sweater as a charity auction donation, which is a unique item that a lot of people seem to enjoy. This is my favorite go to pattern, which is easy to make-to-fit by trying it on the dog as you go. It also crochetsContinue reading “Crochet Dog Sweater”
These cute coffee cup coasters are a really nice small project to learn how to do double knitting. Double knitting is a technique that gives you a two-sided project, each in stockinette. The finished project is completely reversible and great for interesting color work. It’s often used for scarves, or in this case coasters. elow areContinue reading “Double Knit Coffee Coasters”
These Garter Stitch Ear Warmers make a great beginning knit project because, in addition to the headband knit in garter stitch, they have a small decorative band knit in stockinette. Plus the pattern knits up quickly and looks great!
This Beginner’s Knit and Purl Fingerless Gloves pattern is an ideal project for a beginning knitter. Knit on straight needles with worsted weight yarn and then stitched together, each glove works up quickly and has an interesting texture. There’s also a matching Beginner’s Knit and Purl Hat pattern. You can view the original pattern, orContinue reading “Beginner’s Knit and Purl Fingerless Gloves Pattern and Video”
If you can knit and purl, you can knit this Beginner’s Knit and Purl Hat. Knit on straight needles and stitched together, it also provides good practice following a pattern. There is also a matching pair of fingerless gloves. Knit with worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles, it’s a great beginning knit project.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan, which is easy to see if you spend time looking through my Gallery. This Harry Potter scarf is a great beginning knit project that is knit in the round on 16″ size 8 needles and gives the knitter practice changing colors of yarn. Knitting in the round createsContinue reading “Harry Potter Scarf”
This Twisted Headband is a great beginning knit project knitted in garter stitch. The pattern is below (free PDF download at the bottom of the page), and you can watch a video that walks you through the whole project step-by-step. You only need to know how to cast on (I suggest the Continental Cast On),Continue reading “Twisted Headband Pattern and Video”
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