Stop digging in couch cushions for your missing stitch marker or needle, and get yourself a knitting caddy. With pockets for needles and yarn alike, everything is within arm’s reach. Now you can get up and make another cup of coffee without your needles disappearing or your yarn ball rolling to the floor.Read More
Articles and Interviews
Learn more about the craft you love with these knitting articles and interviews.
Are large and bulky projects on your knitting list this year? You may want to consider this needle system that helps you handle hundreds of stitches at a time. Made of rosewood, brass, and pliable nylon cord, these needles are similar to bamboo in weight but much smoother for stitch transfer. Now you can seeRead More
Pantone announced the color of 2020 just in time for the new year. Classic Blue, according to Pantone, instills calm, confidence and connection. They describe it as a color that “highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation … as we cross the threshold into a new era.” At I Like Knitting, we have always loved blue, and over the years, designers have gravitated towards this color naturally, creating an array of beautiful blue designs.Read More
Looking for a simple way to add intriguing texture to your knitted pieces? This variation of the traditional seed stitch creates larger “seeds” by stacking knit and purl stitches. It might sound complicated, but we promise it’s simple to master! Before you begin, just make sure you cast on an even number of stitches in multiples of 4 to create a beautiful project rich with texture.Read More
With MC, work to the stitch where to insert the Bobble.
Insert left needle under the yarn between last worked stitch and the one to be worked from front to back (as it to M1L).
With the yarn used for the Bobble, k1 in the backloop, leaving the stitch on needle.
Make a yarn over.
Knit 1 more stitchRead More
This is a method for joining a knitted hem that resuslts in a completely invisible finish. The process is very similar to Kitchener stitch, but not identical since you have only one row of live stitches to join to a row of purl bumps inside the knitted fabric.
Pass tapestry needle through the first stitch ofRead More
When knitting motifs/doilies most of the time you do not bind them off as you normally do. As regular bind off does not produce a beautiful finished edge. Most instructions call for finishing the item with a crochet hook. For knitters who know how to crochet that is not a problem. However, if you doRead More
If you’ve been knitting for more than a few days, you’ve probably seen the abbreviations “M1L” and “M1R” pop up in the patterns you’ve been perusing. As you may know already, these techniques are two of countless types of increases you can use in your knitting. For each instance, you create a new stitch inRead More
With the right side of the two pieces facing each other, and the needles parallel, insert a third needle knitwise into the first stitch of each needle. Wrap the yarn around the needle as if to knit.Read More
Knit two stitches. Insert the left needle into the first stitch on the right needle…Read More