Happy New Year! If you have ever wanted to learn to knit, or if you have friends or family that would like to learn how to knit, I have a brand new video aimed at absolute beginners out on YouTube TODAY! Materials you will need: Wood or Bamboo straight needles, about 10" long, in size… Continue reading Happy New Year — Learn to Knit!
Last week I showed you Mosaic knitting, and all the ins and outs for it! This week I talk about how to read (or write) Mosaic knitting charts. They are very similar to "regular" knitting charts - there are just a couple main differences. Only one chart row is given for every 2 rows (in… Continue reading Reading Mosaic Knitting Charts
Last week I compared Slip Stitch knitting with Mosaic knitting. Mosaic is a sub-set of Slip Stitch knitting. This week I'm going to dive deeper into the topic of Mosaic knitting! There are a few rules that need to be followed in order for a pattern to be considered Mosaic knitting. Only one color is… Continue reading Mosaic Knitting
Today, I want to talk a little bit about Slip Stitch knitting and Mosaic knitting. But first, in case you missed it - I had a few video tutorials hit my YouTube channel over the last few weeks. I posted a couple videos on weaving in tails at a color change and in Fair Isle… Continue reading Slip Stitch versus Mosaic Knitting
Today I have a video for you showing my favorite way to work jogless jogs. Stripes in the round inevitably have a "jog" at the color change, unless you do something to mitigate this. It's due to the fact that in the round knitting is a spiral, and there is no seam where color changes… Continue reading Jogless Jog: Row Below Method
Today I have a quick video showing you how to work the "two-circular" method. This is my favorite way to knit socks (I prefer it over the magic loop method.) Hopefully this is helpful - it's really very easy! Until next time, Happy Knitting!!
Today's post is a special request from a viewer! She wondered if I had a video showing the figure 8 specifically on reverse stockinette, since I briefly mention in my one figure 8 video that the process can be a bit different in that stitch. So here you go!! The figure 8 for reverse stockinette… Continue reading Figure 8 Start for Reverse Stockinette
The three needle bind off is really easy! You just need a third needle (or a crochet hook) and you're good to go! Here's a video on how to work it: You are knitting into the first stitch on each of your two needles, then working a basic bind off on your right hand needle… Continue reading Three Needle Bind Off
Today I have a video talking about mirroring increases and decreases. Basically, mirroring requires two things: The increases or decreases are placed/located the same number of stitches from each edge. The increases or decreases are reflections, or mirror-images, of each other. So, a set of decreases would have an ssk on one side and a… Continue reading Mirroring Increases and Decreases
Today I have a video showing you some twisted decreases. These are used any time you want to maintain a line of twisted stitches - so in Bavarian twisted stitch work and similar. They can often be found in lace knitting as well.10 The key with these is that both stitches involved in the decrease… Continue reading Twisted Decreases