Tie a slip knot for knitting and crochet

Learn to tie the knot that starts off most knitting and crochet projects! To tie a slip knot is the very first step in most knitting and crochet projects. The slip knot is used for attaching the yarn to your needle or hook before casting on or crocheting a chain. All you need to make … Read more Tie a slip knot for knitting and crochet

Rib Knit Stitch

The simplest rib stitch patterns Rib stitch is a knitting stitch pattern built up of columns of knit and purl stitches that produces a stretchy fabric that doesn’t curl, useful for example cuffs.  This technique is commonly used in knitting, especially for garments like hats, socks and sweaters to stop the knit fabric from rolling … Read more Rib Knit Stitch

Knitting Supplies for Beginners

Best Knitting Supplies for Beginners – What do you really need? As an Amazon Associate and member of LoveCrafts affiliate program, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. There are plenty of nifty and pretty knitting supplies available. But do you need all these sometimes quite pricey gadgets when you’re … Read more Knitting Supplies for Beginners

Fix Twisted Stitches

How to fix twisted stitches when knitting in the round Don’t twist your stitches! Almost every pattern for knitting in the round tells you to be careful to avoid twisted stitches when joining in the round. But sometimes this happens anyway, so how can you fix twisted stitches? A twisted cast-on will produce a twisted … Read more Fix Twisted Stitches

How to Knit: The Stockinette Stitch

How to knit the stockinette stitch Stockinette stitch is the most used knitting stitch pattern and one you need to master for many knitting projects. But most patterns won’t have instructions for how to knit stockinette stitch or stocking stitch as it’s also called. Stockinette stitch is the foundation for many other techniques, for example, … Read more How to Knit: The Stockinette Stitch

Bind Off Knitting

Everything about binding off knitting To bind off knitting means to close all the live stitches, the ones sitting on the needle, so the knitting won’t unravel when taken off the needles. There are several ways to bind off a knitting project. The characteristics of the project determine which method is more suitable. For example, … Read more Bind Off Knitting

Knitting Tips for Beginners

My Best Knitting Tips for Beginners Too many mistakes can put you off. Therefore I have listed all the knitting tips for beginners I wish that I had known when I was first starting out. When I started knitting I made all kinds of mistakes. I still do after ten years – and that’s ok! … Read more Knitting Tips for Beginners

How to Knit the Garter Stitch

All about the garter stitch! Garter stitch is the easiest of the knitting stitches. But it’s also one of the most squishy and cuddly ones! It turns out a little thicker than other stitches which makes it perfect for scarves, shawls, blankets, autumn cardigans, and other cozy things used during the cooler seasons. And, it’s … Read more How to Knit the Garter Stitch

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