Below is my ever-expanding catalog of knitting tutorials. Techniques are organized by theme or topic, and most are relevant across a variety of designs and applications.
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No more tail too short or too long when you cast on! The chained cast-on eliminates the annoying problem of the length of the tail when casting on.
This cast-on is the more elastic variation of the longtail cast-on. The old Norwegian cast-on is suitable for socks and other pieces that need a very stretchy edge.
You can’t get around Judy’s magic cast-on when knitting socks from the toe-up.
I use this cast-on when I want to knit first in one direction and later in the other direction.
The cable cast-on is useful if you want to cast on several stitches at the beginning or end of a row.
In this cast-on, the i-cord edge runs uniformly from one to the other end, which is perfect for shawls.
The provisional tubular cast-on creates an edge that seems like there would be no cast-on edge. This cast-on is extremely stretchy and is frequently used for ribbed edges.
To finish off a knitted piece, the stitches are bound off. The easiest way to do this is by chain bind-off.
This method is invisible and very elastic. This is particularly suitable for cuffs or socks knitted toe-up.
Knitting cables without a cable needle is no art. I’ll show you how to knit cables quick and easy without a cable needle.
I show you how you can knit a nice pattern with half the effort for a true fisherman’s rib. I show you tips and tricks and how to knit increases and decreases in the stitch pattern.
You manage finally to knit evenly and then you come across a pattern consisting of holes. Intentionally holes in a piece of knitting?
The gathered stitches are worked over two or more stitches and shows the stitches fan-shaped.
The Kitchener stitch invisibly joins two pieces of knitting and is perfect for toes and shoulder seams. But the Kitchener stitch is also used for mending.
Do you want to sew two knitted pieces together as invisibly as possible? The mattress stitch joins two pieces invisibly, simply and beautifully.
Wet blocking your knits is an essential step if you like to have a more professional look of your finished piece. I talk about when is it necessary, tips for different fibres and how to block.