Traveller’s Hat Pattern and Video

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”

How to Knit the Circular Tubular Cast On for 1×1 Rib

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”

How to Change Colors and Knit a Jogless Join

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”

Introduction to Knitting in the Round

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”

How to Knit Traditional Magic Loop

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”

How to Knit Magic Loop with 2 Circular Needles

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”

How to do Duplicate Stitch

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”

How to Knit Front Back (Kfb)

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)”