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One-of-a-kind patterns, technique tutorials, and projects galore: what more could a knitter ask for? Enjoy endless knitting inspiration daily on the Craftsy Knitting Blog!

How to Knit Ribbing

By Sarah
How to Knit RibbingRibbing is one of the most useful, versatile knit stitches around. You’ll need to know how to knit ribbing for projects as varied as hats, sweaters, and socks. Ribbing creates an elastic fabric that stretches when you need it to, but fits snug otherwise, and it never rolls. The basic principle of ribbing is to alternate columns of stockinette stitch with columns of reverse stockinette. Read more »

Learn to Knit the Daisy Stitch

By Ashley Little
How to Knit the Daisy StitchAs knitters, we sometimes think crocheters have all the fun stitch patterns. Not so! Learn to knit the daisy stitch and make all your crochet granny squares jealous. Read more »

Pick Up the Russian Knitting Technique

By Sarah
Russian Knitting TechniqueThe Russian knitting technique is a “pick” style knitting technique where the left hand holds the yarn while the right-hand needle picks up the yarn. The key is in holding the yarn taut, wrapped around the index finger of your left-hand so it is in perfect position for the right-hand needle to hook it with only a little flick. Learn more about how it can help you create a faster, easier purl stitch and an exceptionally even stockinette stitch. Read more »

Specialty Fabric Tips

By Julia Garza
Specialty Fabric TipsMove over cotton and silk! There’s a whole world of specialty fabric to discover. Learn how to work with more challenging specialty fabrics. Read more »
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How to Knit a Moss Stitch

By Sarah

The double moss stitch is a commonly-used knit stitch that goes a little beyond the basic garter or stockinette. Moss stitch takes seed stitch, which alternates knit and purl stitches every stitch, every row, and stretches it out over two rows.

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How to Knit Seed Stitch

By Ashley Little

If you know how to do a basic knit and purl stitch, you can become a seed-stitchin’ expert in a snap. Enjoy a step-by-step tutorial, plus some pattern inspiration for putting your new skills to use!

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Free Pattern Friday: Embroidery, Quilts, & More

By Craftsy
Free Patterns EmbroideryIt's Friday and you know what that means here at Craftsy: we have a fresh new roundup of fun free patterns for you to enjoy. From a stylish zig zag scarf to a butterfly block to a cute cupcake card and more, grab the ones you like, keep busy over the weekend, and come on back next Friday! Read more »