Posts Tagged "Knitting Techniques"

Knitting 911: How to Neaten Up a Sloppy Knit Edge Stitch

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

One of our Craftsy members asks: The first stitch in every row is loose and sloppy. What did I do wrong and how do I fix it? There are many ways to remedy a sloppy knit edge stitch. There are even a few solutions that might help out our more seasoned knitters. Check out four of my go-to ways to neaten a messy knit edge stitch, and be sure to add your tips to the comments to help out!

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Next Steps in Knitting: Demystifying the Magic Loop

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Knitting |

It may sound mystical, but the knitting magic loop is really so easy. Plus it makes knitting small patterns in the round oh so easy! Here's an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to knit a project with the magic loop method!

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Back to Basics: 5 Knitting Edges You Should Know

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Though seemingly an obvious decision, your choice of edge stitch can really make your knit patterns pop. When working or designing garments or accessories, you should know your options. Read on as we examine five different types of edge techniques you should know and be familiar with in case find yourself in need of an alternative!

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3 Must-Know Methods for Minimizing Yarn Ends + a New Join

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Crocheting, Knitting |

Like many knitters and crocheters, I hate weaving in ends. Fortunately, I've come up with a few tricks and short cuts to use that usually result in only one tail to weave in at the end of the project. Read on to find out my end weaving secrets!

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When Rounds Look Uneven: 3 Methods for Jogless Knitting in the Round

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Knitting |

I made one mistake when knitting this awesome hat: I did not use any jogless knitting in the round techniques. Sure, you could let that little imperfection go. But if you like your knitting to be as close to perfect as possible, you'll want to know about jogless knitting in the round. If you're a knitter getting ready to dive into double-pointed needles, use one of these methods to make sure your knitting in the round project is jogless.

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