Posts Tagged "Knitting Techniques"


Want to Practice Your Stranded Colorwork? Knit Some Polka Dot Patterns!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Knitting |

In order to knit polka dots, you need to be familiar with stranded colorwork. While stranded colorwork can be a little frustrating — carrying floats is no party! — it's a piece of cake if you practice enough. And what better way to practice than with polka dot knitting patterns? Practice your stranded colorwork with these polka dot patterns, plus our suggestions for colorwork Craftsy classes to help you along the way.

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Get Into the Grafting Groove: Tips for Grafting Your Knitting

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Knitting |

Have you ever read pattern directions that require you to graft two ends of your knitting? Don't feel lost! Read on for a helpful description of the knitted graft plus tips for knitting projects that always turn out lovely!

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The History of Intarsia Knitting and How It Became Cool

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Knitting |

Once used solely as a design on kilts, intarsia created some of the trendiest knits ever throughout history. In fact, intarsia now helps knit up trends like chevron, argyle, and even patterns that pay tribute to pop culture. Get to know a little about the history of intarsia, and find out how it became so cool.

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How to Rip Your Knitting: Techniques for Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

It's happened to all of us at some point: You notice a mistake far enough back in your knitting that you can't tink. You must rip back. But is there an easier way to rip back your knitting without ruining what you've already done? Yes! Here are a few simple techniques to making ripping back your knitting a lot easier, and a lot faster too.

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Color Your World: 5 Extraordinary Color-Play Knits

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Are you fascinated and inspired by color? Color adorns our world, from the brights of your spring garden to the soft pastels of an ocean-side sunset, to the vibrant earthy tones of autumn's foliage. These five extraordinary patterns, found right here on Craftsy, would make Kaffe Fassett, the king of color, proud.

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