Three Needle Bind Off

The 3 needle bind off is a method of binding off and seaming at the same time. It is often used for shoulder seams, but can be used to bind off and seam any 2 pieces of fabric with live stitches. Often times, when a pattern calls for binding off each piece separately and then …

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Short Rows: Wrap and Turn Method

Short rows are used in knitting to create a curve. They are often used in sock heels and toes, sweater shaping, and to add a gentle curve to the bottom of ponchos, capes, and shawls. Wrap and turn is probably the most common way to do short rows. There are a lot of instructions online …

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How to Pick Up and Knit

Pick Up and Knit

Many garment patterns use the technique “pick up and knit” to create finished edges and button bands. In the following videos, I’ll demonstrate how to pick up and knit on a stockinette stitch edge, cast on edge, and garter stitch edge. These are the most common edges that you will encounter for this technique, and …

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Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off (JSSBO)

Named after the developer, Jeny Staiman, the full name of this bind off should be Jeny’s Surprisingly Simple Super-Stretchy Bind Off. But that’s a mouthful. It is a wonderful bind off for anything that needs a stretchy edge – like socks, hats, cowls, necklines, hems, etc. It is very similar to the classic bind off …

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Grafting & Seaming Your Knitwear

Seaming & Grafting Your Knits

Here in our store, we often say that the difference between homemade and handmade is in the details. One of the biggest details to improve your knitting is to master grafting and seaming. Kitchener stitch and mattress stitch are the 2 most common methods of seaming and grafting. This video is a very good tutorial …

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How to Knit An Applied I-Cord

How to Knit an Applied I-Cord

An applied i-cord gives a nice finish to your edges. I’ve used it on the Stag Head Pillow and the Cinnamon Girl Cardigan. It perfectly hides my zipper on the Cinnamon Girl Cardigan. (These are both knit alongs in the Mountain Hollow Farm Knit Along Club.) This video is a great tutorial on how to …

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Reading Your Knitting

Read Your Knitting

Reading your knitting is the ability to identify the stitches you’ve completed. This is an important skill, and can save you time and frustration once you’ve mastered it. This series of blog posts by Felicia at The Craft Sessions is a good introduction on how to read your knitting. One of the best things you …

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