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This will show you a technique for picking up stitches. This is commonly used when knitting sweaters and picking up stitches to create a sleeve.
This is a basic stitch pattern and creates a nice flat fabric that looks like weaving.
This is a basic stitch pattern and creates a textured fabric using knit and purl stitches.
This is a basic stitch pattern, similar to the Seed Stitch, that creates a textured fabric using knit and purl stitches.
This is a technique used to embroider a design on top of your finished work or to reinforce a weak spot.
This is a technique for knitting squares with stripes (or without) in a V formation using decreases. This technique is often used when making blankets or washcloths.
This video explains a basic right leaning cable twist. This means that the stitches on the top of the twist go from left to right and you will hold the cable needle in the back while you create the twist. If your pattern calls for a left leaning cable twist, simply hold the cable needle to the front instead of the back and continue with the tutorial as normal. For the cable needle she suggests in the video check out the Brittany Cable Needles.
This video explains how to make buttonholes and is useful if you've never made them before or it's been a while since you've used the technique.
Lifelines can be just that. They can save you if you need to rip out many rows when working in a difficult stitch pattern like lace.
This is a simple stitch pattern that leaves you with a double long stitch.
This video shows how to make a Twisted Knit Stitch intentionally and how to fix it if you've done it by mistake.
This technique creates a beautiful I-cord edge as you go. Use this technique if you are making the Surrounded Blanket.
This technique is used to make neat and sturdy finished edges. Use it with the I-Cord Cast-On and I-Cord Bind Off for a seamless look all the way around.
This video will help you learn how to set a sleeve for a pieced sweater and to achieve a polished look on your finished garment.
This is a popular advanced stitch pattern that creates a nice thick double sided fabric.
This video demonstrates steeking using a swatch and the crochet technique. This is an advanced technique often used in fair isle knitting.
For a blog format demonstrating the crochet technique, click here to access the Tin Can Knits explanation, which is an employee favorite.
This video demonstrates steeking using a tapestry needle. This goes a little more in depth on the technique and shows how it would work on a real sweater.
This is an uncommon technique that allows for both sides of your work to be in stockinette stitch.
This is an advanced technique used to add bulk and warmth to mittens. This is used to make Uncle Chubbs Mittens.
This is an uncommon technique for knitting squares, but it has a unique look and would make an interesting blanket. This technique uses the Pinhole Cast-On.
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