Learn how to knit faster and with more even tension by using Continental knitting method. By simply changing how you hold your yarn, you’ll dramatically improve your knitting!Read More
Whether its shaping a shoulder (increasing) or a neckline (decreasing), most patterns typically place shaping stitches somewhere near the ends of the row, or may not tell you where to place them at all. That often has the effect of giving your piece that stair step look. But how about if we change where we work those stitches? How would that look?Read More
I know why you are here. You most likely just started knitting in the round on circular or double pointed needles and the pattern you are using states "join yarn" and begin knitting in the round. The reason you will be joining the knitting is so that you can knit in one continuous, seamless loop.
Joining your knitting is REALLY easy. I'm going to show you how it's done.Read More
Have you ever been knitting in public (doctor's office, train, bus, library, sporting event, airport, school pick up line, etc) and someone strikes up a conversation with you about knitting? Knitting is a very social hobby! It brings people together and helps to develop bonds. If you've been wanting to connect more with others, why not join or start your own knitting club? Both are very easy to do and cost nothing to get started.Read More
Why are there knitting abbreviations? To shorten the amount of time it takes to read (and write!) knitting patterns, designers use popular abbreviations to help writing easier. They may seem cryptic when you first see them, but after a while you'll be able to glance at a full row and know exactly what the designer wants you to do.Read More
So you’ve decided to start knitting. Congratulations! I started knitting almost 20 years ago by watching a video and plowed along through lots of frustration, trial, and error. Here are seven things I wish someone had told me when I started knitting.Read More