Posts Tagged "Knitting Techniques"

Easy as 1,2,3: Tools to Make Counting Rows in Knitting Easier

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Counting rows in knitting is a necessary evil that we must all face if we want to move beyond garter-stitch scarves. But counting rows in knitting doesn't have to interrupt the flow of your needles. Here's why counting rows in knitting is so important, plus a few tools you can use to make the process less painful.

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Give Yarn Overs a Try with Pretty Eyelet Knitting Patterns

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Knitting |

Few designs say summer like a pretty eyelet. Eyelet is made up of a pattern of yarn over and k2tog that creates small holes in the knitted fabric. And before you beginners faint at the thought of trying the yarn over, don't fear. One of the first sweaters I ever knitted had an eyelet design, and I survived it just fine. Dive in and give yarn overs a try with one of these Craftsy eyelet knitting patterns!

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The Log Cabin Knitting Technique: An Easy Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Knitting |

The Log Cabin technique is not just for quilters! In fact, the knitted Log Cabin afghan square is a pretty classic knitting pattern. If you've never knit this timeless and versatile stitch, follow this simple step-by-step photo tutorial to learn how!

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Make Short Rows Neater With This Japanese Knitting Tutorial

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Are you a fan of the wrap and turn short row shaping? Short rows can add smooth, even curves to anything from a sleeve to a bust, but wrap and turn isn't always the best option. Maybe it's time you tried a Japanese knitting tutorial that might forever change the way you shape those short rows. This Japanese knitting tutorial will help you shape short rows that are a little less noticeable, especially if you're working in a loose gauge. Let's dig into why this particular Japanese knitting tutorial is so helpful, plus take you step by step through the entire process. Read more

Shake Up Your Routine with a European Knitting Technique

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Knitting |

As an American, I'm jealous of the cool things Europeans have. They have historical architecture. They have cool movies and actors. And of course, they have a European knitting technique or two—that could even improve your knitting. Find out what you might be missing... When we talk about European knitting technique, we're talking about more than just continental knitting and how to hold your needles. There are also specific stitches and styles hailing from Europe that anyone can benefit from. Get on board with a European knitting technique and find out how it can improve your knitting. Read more