Posts tagged: "knitting tutorials"

  1. Learn how to crochet right now!

    Posted by on November 22, 2013

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for [...]


  2. Chain cast on tutorial + bind off

    Posted by on March 8, 2013

    We know that the beauty of knitting is in the details—and that many of you love to get creative with the details in your projects. That’s why we’re so excited about what’s become one of our most popular titles: Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease. This robust reference guide includes over 200 ways to [...]


  3. Swatch knitting + free dishcloth pattern

    Posted by on February 15, 2013

    What can you do with 365 different stitch patterns? We’ve had many creative customers make wonderful projects using the patterns in the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year perpetual calendar. But the most often-asked question about the calendar is, how can I use the stitch patterns to make an afghan sampler? If you like to knit [...]


  4. New year’s resolution: organize your stash!

    Posted by on January 4, 2013

    As you know, the new year is an excellent time to start fresh. Many people are resolving to make changes like joining the gym, spending more time with the kids, or keeping a cleaner house. Maybe you have a few resolutions of your own for 2013—and if you’re like us, those resolutions might include one [...]


  5. Teaching knitting to children

    Posted by on November 30, 2012

    Last summer, I started teaching my seven-year old son, Jack, to knit. I had been patiently waiting for just the right time for—well, years! I didn’t want to discourage him by starting too early; I wanted his efforts to be successful. To help me decide on the right time to introduce knitting, I watched his [...]


  6. VIDEO: How to knit socks (from a newbie’s needles)

    Posted by on September 7, 2012

    A quick note. Knit & Crochet Saturday is moving to the weekday schedule at Stitch This! Welcome to: Now, onto today’s post: how to knit socks!   If you’ve been curious about how to knit socks and want to put all those luscious yarns and amazing sock-knitting patterns to good use, stay tuned. We’ll show [...]


  7. Comfort is key: tips for ergonomic knitting

    Posted by on August 11, 2012

    er • go • nom • ic  /ərgəˈnämik/ Intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury. Designer, author, and teacher Ann McCauley brings a lifetime of artistic influences to her knitting. Her interest in knitting escalated when she toured Europe as a professional dancer and observed people knitting everywhere she went.  Her [...]


  8. How to Knit Lace, Part 2 – knitting with charts

    Posted by on July 28, 2012

    Recently my knitting group went on a retreat. Our friend, Sue, brought along her nine-year-old granddaughter, Tate, who is an experienced knitter of monsters and other toys. During that retreat, many of us knit squares that we’ll eventually join into baby blankets. The squares had knit-purl patterns that formed designs like rain, umbrellas, and coffee [...]


  9. How to knit a cable: easy as 1, 2, (4), 3

    Posted by on July 21, 2012

    Did you know there are 367 different stitch patterns for knitted cables? Well, okay, so I made that number up. I honestly have no idea how many ways there are to knit cables, but I know there are loads of them. It’s mind-boggling how many creative ways you can cross left, cross right, hold in [...]


  10. Joining new yarn in knitting – 7 ways

    Posted by on July 7, 2012

    When I first learned how to knit and needed to join yarn in a project, my instinct was to knot the knitted yarn and the new yarn together at the ends. (Hey, I heard that gasp!) Turns out my newbie intuition was waaay off the mark. A knot would, over time, certainly untie itself. Nothing [...]