Tips and Tutorials

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


How to Knit the Wickerwork Stitch

Whether or not you decide to use this tutorial to make the adorable Wickerwork Hat & Pullover baby set, it’s a stitch you’ll want to have in your knitting arsenal. Its criss-cross pattern creates a visually intriguing swatch that’s rich with texture and ideal for a variety of knit projects. Let’s get ready to learn it!

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Provisional Cast On Photo Tutorial

The provisional cast on is ideal for projects that require you to later join your stitches to another piece of knitting — making an almost seamless join once complete. While it may sound intimidating, this cast-on method isn’t tricky at all. Just follow this photo tutorial to discover how easy it can be!

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Ready, Set, Stitch: Scenic Route Lace

Cast on.

First row: K3, yo.

First row continued: K2tog.

Continue working (yo, k2tog) until 5 sts remain. Finish row one with a final yo, k2tog. Then k3.

The right side of your first row will look like this. The bottom of the swatch above features the right side of the first row as

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Ready, Set, Stitch: How to Knit a Bobble

Steps:

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 stitch

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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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