Category Archives: Knitting Techniques

How To Knit The Ultimate Mitten Thumb, & Two New Free Mitten Patterns

Maybe it’s because I’ve got my mother’s hands. Big, substantial hands, with a big, strong thumb. Or maybe it’s just because I want my mittens to fit perfectly. A mitten hand is easy enough to design – just measure as … Continue reading

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How To Pick Up Wraps On The Purl Side: Wrap and Turn

Do you know how to pick up wraps on the purl side of short-row projects? It’s not as hard as it sounds. What if the trick you used to do so were so rare that none of your friends had … Continue reading

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Edge Treatments: How to Knit a Picot Hem

Knitting a picot hem builds what you learned in the basic hemmed edge tutorial, but this time we use a simple YO-K2tog combination to make a scalloped “picot” edge. This is a technique that is done starting on the cast-on … Continue reading

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An All-Purpose Stretchy Bind-Off: The Yarnover Bind-Off

It’s SO stretchy!! Here is an easy stretchy bind-off for you: the yarnover bind-off. I highly recommend you work along with the video so you have this bind-off at your disposal next time you need a nice even edge that … Continue reading

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Beading: How To Bead With A Crochet Hook

This week we have contributing guest blogger Caryl Pierre sharing a great technique with us: how to add beads to your knitting with a crochet hook. Caryl is a NYC-based knitwear designer with a gorgeous range of designs, all beautifully … Continue reading

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