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How to Graft (Kitchener Stitch)
Kitchener stitch invisibly grafts two pieces of knitting together through the live working stitches. This technique is fre …
Ombre Yarn Guide: How To Create an Ombre
Ombre designs are trending in all areas of craft, fashion and decor. You can create your own ombre in crochet or knitting. This article shows you how to create blue ombres using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
Guide to Duplicate Stitch
Duplicate stitch is the easiest way to add color to any knitting project made in Stocking stitch. Duplicate stitch is embr …
How to Cast Off for Left-Handers
Casting off for left handers (also known as binding off) is the process of putting a finishing edge on a piece to prevent …
Introduction to Intarsia
Intarsia knitting is not all that different than Fair Isle except that separate balls of yarn are added into the row for e …
Seed Stitch Knitting
Seed stitch knitting is a common, easy stitch pattern in knitting. It is made by alternating knit stitches and purl stitch …
How to Purl
Purling every row is also considered garter stitch and makes ridges on both sides of the knitted fabric.
How to Do a Backwards Loop Cast On
The backwards loop method is the easiest method of casting on, but the edge might not be suitable for all projects. …
How to Knit Slip Stitch
It is often necessary to slip (sl) a stitch from one needle to the other without actually knitting or purling it. This met …
How to Understand Yarn Weights
Yarn weight describes the thickness of a yarn and every yarn has a weight, from fine yarn to super bulky. These different …
How to Measure Knit Gauge
Gauge is the number of stitches and rows per inch (or centimeter) in a pattern. If the gauge does not match the gauge give …
How to Join New Yarn or A New Ball in Knitting
Joining a new color of yarn (for example when knitting stripes) is the same method as joining a new ball or skein of an ex …
How to Cast On While Work Is In Progress
In some instances it is necessary to cast on more stitches while the knitting is in progress. This is true in making butto …
How to Knit Cables
Whether simple or complex, cable patterns add depth and texture to your knitting, and they are easy to learn. Use a cable …
How to Increase in Knitting
There are several ways to increase, and each method adds extra stitches to the row unless they are paired with compensatin …
Guide to Reading Knitting Stitch Charts
Stitch charts can seem intimidating to new knitters, but once you get the hang of them, the projects are a breeze! Stitch …