This is a simple increase technique that is often seen in lace knitting, but can be utilized in a lot of different ways to help you add stitches in your projects.
One of the biggest pitfalls for new and old knitters alike can be dropped stitches. You think that you’ve done everything well, then come along and notice that long strand that means…yep, you dropped a stitch somewhere.
Happy Sunday everyone! Here’s a new video for you all to show you that most essential knitting technique, binding off your project! You’re all finished and ready to get that project off the needles and onto yourself! Watch this short video for help with learning how to bind off.
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!!!
We left off last fall at the M1L increase. This short video shows you how to do the M1R increase. This is a very neat and tidy way to add a stitch, useful around shoulder seams in sweaters and used widely!
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!
On this fall Saturday, here’s a quick video for you all. This shows you how to do the purl stitch. Knitting has 2 core stitches, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. Once you’ve learned these two, the whole world of knitting really opens up for you! I hope that this video helps.
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.
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!
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!
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!
- 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.
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!