M1L on at Purl Row

Another short video tutorial here, for when you're needing to do an increase on a purl row. This is a left leaning increase, that will be neat and tidy for your project. I hope that this helps you!!! 

xo

Nutmeg

M1L on K Row

M1L on a Knit Row  - Learn the Make One Left stitch with this short video. M1L just stands for Make one left leaning stitch. It’s a commonly used increase stitch when knitting. It’s nice and neat and doesn’t leave too obvious of a space in your work. I hope this helps! Comment below with any questions! 

xo
Nutmeg

Knit Stitch

Here’s a step by step video for those of you wanting to learn the very first stitch in knitting, the knit stitch. I’m using the continental knit method here. I find it to be easier, since I learned crochet first. I break it down for you, bit by bit, so that you can learn easily! Hope you enjoy it! Comment with any questions. 

xo
Nutmeg

Slip Knot

Hey all! I’m so glad to finally be able to share this with you all! I’ve finally started this project that I’ve been thinking about for a long, long time! I’ll be posting short tutorials that can help you with your knitting needs.

Here you will learn the basic slipknot, which is the foundation for all knitting and crochet projects. It’s only 2 steps. You can do it! 

xo

Nutmeg

Long Tail Cast-On

A short video to help you learn the long-tail cast on method. This is, possibly, the most often used cast on method, and while it may be a little bit daunting to learn at first, it’s really quite meditative once you get the hang of it. I’ve broken it down here into 5 steps. First, I show you at full speed, then I show you step by step at a slower rate. 

I hope that this helps you! 

xo
Nutmeg

Moss Scarf

I’ve been combing through my yarn stash lots lately, looking at all the good stuff that I have stored away. The wool that I’ve been drawn to the most has been my 3 skeins of Quarry (in Sulpher) from Brooklyn Tweed. They’ve been staring at me for a while now. Since green is my son’s favorite color, and winter is coming, I thought a scarf might be needed. Scarves are by no means my favorite thing to work on, but since he won’t really wear a hat that’s not brimmed, this is was a good, mindless project to work on. No heavy focusing required. This pattern is simple and easy, so I thought I’d share it with you all. It’s a good step up from stockinette stitch if you’re wanting to try something new, but still feel like you’re near beginner level. It utilizes Seed Stitch Pattern beautifully to create a textured, yet gender-neutral fabric. I’m halfway through in only 2 days, so it also goes really quickly! I’ll post a complete picture as soon as I’m finished. Here’s the pattern, in case you want to get started on this yourself!

You’ll Need:

  • app. 400 yds (200 g) chunky weight yarn (our Trail or Cabin would work perfectly!)
  • US 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles  

Terms and Definitions:

  • CO: Cast on
  • K: knit
  • P: purl
  • RS: right side of the fabric
  • WS: wrong side of the fabric
  • GSS (Garter Stitch Selvedge Edge): slip the first stitch on the row knitwise, then follow your established pattern until one stitch before the end of the row. Purl the last stitch.

CO 30 stitches with your preferred CO method.

Ribbed Edge:

Row 1: *K2, P2, repeat from * to end.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures approximately 1 ½" (4 cm) from Cast On edge, ending after a RS row.

Transition Row: [GSS] P to one stitch before the end, [GSS]

Place removable stitch marker on RS of fabric and leave there until end of project to help you remember which is RS and which is WS.

Seed Stitch (Main Section): beginning on RS of project

Repeat Ribbed Edge 1 more time to finish the edge.

Cast-Off knitwise. Weave in loose ends, block lightly, and wear with pride!

xo

Nutmeg