Knit Your Best Year Ever: 19 Knit Stitches, Tips, Tricks and More: Table of Contents

The New Year means fresh patterns, skills and supplies, but where to start? If upping your knitting game has been on your list of to-dos for years, why not start now? To help you get in the goal-setting spirit, we’ve rounded up this handy guide of knitting tips and stitches that are just waiting to teaching you something new! Featuring our favorite knitting tips and stitch tutorials, this special collection makes learning more about knitting an absolute breeze. Don’t wait to get started!


With so many colorwork patterns available at the moment, choosing the perfect color combinations can seem quite daunting.  Of course, you could go with the shades in the given pattern, but this is almost certainly not going to suit every knitter.  Therefore, we need to consider such things as favorite colors and colors that suit the recipient, and couple these with colors that work well together.  Armed with a basic knowledge in color theory we can make better informed decisions when choosing the right shades of yarn for a project.  To begin with, we'll take a look at color theory and what it means in relation to choosing colors that work well together. Read More 

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 well.… Read More 

M1L and M1R Swatch

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 in your work that leans either left or right. Yes, just as the name states—you make one. Knitting these increases is simple enough for even beginners to master easily. Read More