P2tog - Purl 2 Stitches Together

Along with our K2tog video, this short P2tog video shows you how to do a simple decrease technique when you’re working in purl stitch. This is a simple way to add shape to garments and other projects that you might be using, and is really quite easy! I hope that this helps a lot! Comment below if you have any other questions still!

xo
Nutmeg

K2tog - Knit 2 Stitches Together

We’ve shown a few of the basic increase techniques in our tutorials, and now are beginning to show you some basic, and extremely versatile, decrease techniques. This simple decrease is seen in many patterns, at all levels, and allows you to create shapes in the knitted garments you’re working on! Let us know below if this has helped you out, and share our video with others that you think might find this helpful!

xo

Nutmeg

M1R on a Knit Row

We have a new, short tutorial video up for you today! 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! It's great to learn this one to widen your knit stitch knowledge! Comment below and let us know if this helped you out! We hope it did! 

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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