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 SSK, which is a common method for decreasing stitches in knitting.
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”
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”
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”