Posts tagged: "knitting tutorials"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. How to Knit Lace, Part 1 – basic knitting stitches

    Posted by on June 30, 2012

    These days lace knitting seems to be all the rage. Whether used in the cuffs of a pretty pair of socks, as the focal point in a drapey shawl or scarf, or even as a design element in a sweater, beautifully textured and open lace stitches are a fabulous way to show off your knitting […]


  5. Softie-making tips and tricks

    Posted by on June 16, 2012

    From Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rímoli I adore softies–they’re cute, imaginative, fuzzy, squeezable, often anthropomorphic. All my favorite things. Luckily for me, Martingale publishes the work of several softie-making geniuses. These authors knit and crochet up everything from whales to squirrels, piglets to robots… even a hot dog with condiments. (I’m not sure if […]


  6. How to knit pleats? Learn in two steps.

    Posted by on June 9, 2012

    Ever completed a piece of knitting with a simple repeat pattern, only to find that the result is a bit… lackluster? Rows upon rows of stockinette stitch can look great with the right yarn and pattern, but sometimes it can be a bit drab. If you want to make a statement—one taken right from the fashion catwalk—try […]