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 inView Project
Tips and Tutorials
Learn how to knit with these handy tips and step-by-step tutorials.
Knitting flowers has never been simpler! Just follow this step-by-step guide to get your very own floral embellishment. This tutorial is designed for the Floral Magic Baby Hat, but these flowers look great on all types of projects, from pillows and scarves to blankets and sweaters.View Project
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!View Project
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!View Project
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 ofView Project
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 asView Project
1) Thread a darning needle with the contrasting color yarn.
Insert the darning needle from the wrong side up through bottom point of the “v” of the stitch over which you’d like the color, and pull from the skein enough yarn to complete at least this column of duplicate stitches. You can always cut and tieView Project
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 stitchView Project
Cluster St Pattern
Rnd 1: *K1, (k1, yo) 5 times; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K1, sl 5 sts as if to purl, letting yos drop and pulling sl sts to length, sl 5 sts back to left needle, (k5togtbl, yo) twice, k5togtbl; rep from * to end.
Rnd 3: *K1, k1 into eachView Project
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.View Project