Tips and Tutorials

Learn how to knit with these handy tips and step-by-step tutorials.


Holiday Bells Pillow Tutorial

Holiday Bells can be knit using two strands of a DK or worsted yarn held together, or one strand of a bulky yarn. The suggested gauge of 3½ stitches to the inch can be adjusted to accommodate the yarn selected, making this a perfect pattern for using up stash yarns. Learn how to add the bells to this pillow and your future knitting designs.

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Ready, Set, Stitch: Double Seed Stitch

Double Seed Stitch Pattern (DSS)

Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rows 3-4: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern.

To begin the row, knit 1 stitch.  Purl the next stitch.

Repeat these two stitches across the row.  At the end of the row, turn your work and repeat across, Knit 1

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Ready, Set, Stitch: Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

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One of the most popular stitches in the crochet world is the Crocodile Stitch.  The fun scale-like texture adds so much interest to any piece you’re working up, and until recently there hasn’t been a suitable alternative to this in the knitting world.

The knit crocodile stitch is surprisingly easy to work.  A few simple stitches

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How to Knit Cables

There is no need to be daunted by cables – they’re very easy to make! Cables are just a combination of knits and purls that are simply worked out of sequence, typically on the right-side of rows, by repositioning a number of stitches to a cable needle, holding them in front or behind your work

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How to Twist Your Stitches

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A twisted stitch can sometimes happen on accident, by not paying attention to your stitches as you knit, but there is a way to use an accidental annoyance to your advantage and create an interesting stitch pattern out of it.

An intentionally created twisted stitch is usually just a decorative variation of a normal knit or

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Old Norwegian Cast-On

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The Old Norwegian Cast-On, also known as the German Twisted Cast-On, is a cast-on method similar to the long-tail method but with a few extra steps and an extra twist. You might choose to use this cast-on when knitting socks since it creates a stretch edge that resists curling.

This cast-on method is a little tricky,

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How to Knit Bobbles

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Knit bobbles are a great way to add texture, dimension and visual interest to your next knitting project and are formed through a combination of increasing and decreasing stitches. For each increase there is a corresponding decrease so the stitch count for each row remains consistent. The shift between adding and taking away stitches alters

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The Basics of Double Knitting

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Double knitting is a fun technique to master, and once you get the hang of it, you will be creating a knit fabric that is double thick and has no wrong side. The entire piece will be stockinette stitch, too! Once you understand the basics of the process, you will be able to create stunning

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