There are many ways to join a new yarn to your project without tying knots in your yarn. In this tutorial, I’m going to cover the ones I use most often.
Changing knitting needles in the middle of your project is a snap if you know how!
Hand dyed yarns require a little extra attention when you knit or crochet with them but using them produces truly beautiful one-of-a-kind garments.
Reading your knitting is the ability to identify the stitches you’ve completed. This is an important skill, and can save you time and frustration once you’ve mastered it. This series of blog posts by Felicia at The Craft Sessions is an excellent introduction on how to read your knitting. One of the best ways to
Swatching is absolutely necessary before knitting fitted garments. There are many reasons to swatch, which are covered in our basic swatching tutorial, Calculating Gauge in Knitting. In this tutorial, we explore how to use your swatch to customize a garment to your size. Customize Your Garment Knowing how to make simple adjustments to your patterns
A lifeline holds a row of stitches so that if you make a mistake, you can simply drop the stitches off your needle, unravel your work back to the lifeline, and pick up the stitches that are held in place by the lifeline. Lifelines can be used with any type of knitted project, but they
I love knitting from charts! A Knitting chart takes up much less space than written directions and it is a visual representation of what the pattern looks like. In this article, I’ll cover the basics of reading standard knitting charts. Color work techniques such as fair isle, intarsia, and double knitting are usually done in
How to Knit a Swatch & Calculate Gauge Swatching and calculating gauge is ESSENTIAL to make sure your garment fits! It is also a great way to: Test yarns to make sure they will produce a fabric suitable for the garment Practice pattern stitches used in the pattern Size Matters! 🙂 Make a swatch that