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 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”