Fundamentals

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Knitting Fundamentals Articles

Brush up on the basics with in-depth pieces on how to accurately measure your gauge, fixing dropped stitches, and more.

Gauge, and Why It Matters

Don't skip the critical first step of any knitting project: getting gauge. Here's why!

Picking Up a Dropped Stitch

Fixing a dropped stitch is easy to do. Enjoy this step by step tutorial.

Cast On Knitting: Where It All Starts

Discover two cast-on knitting techniques that are easy for beginners to learn and create an even firm edge.

Knitting Fundamentals Projects

See the amazing projects other students have created after mastering only the knitting fundamentals! From chic cardigans to stylish scarves you'll find the inspiration you need to embark on your own knitting journey.

Knitting Fundamentals Blog Posts

Enjoy easy step-by-step tutorials by the experts, for critical knitting techniques from casting on to binding off.

Stitching Up Stockinette: How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette stitch creates a fantastic fabric. It's smooth, polished, and let's be honest, it's an easy knitting pattern to work on while watching ...

A Guide to Garter Stitch: All You Need to Know

Your guide to garter stitch! I'm taking you way back to explore the first stitch you [likely] learned. Let's talk about color changes and seaming and ...

Talk and Knit: Knitting Patterns to Take to Your Knitting Group

Knitting groups are super fun, but taking a complicated knitting project to the group is not a good idea. It starts innocently enough with a ...