Knitting Basics

13 Knitting Rib Stitch Variations

Rib stitches are commonly used in knitting to add stretch and to stop rolling edges, but also because they are aesthetically pleasing. The variation of ribbing knit stitch patterns is vast. The standard ribbings use alternating knit columns and purl stitches, creating vertical textured stripes. The width of the stripes can vary from one stitch […]

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Chinese Waves Knitting Stitch

Chinese waves is a super easy stitch pattern to knit. It’s also fun and has a nice wavy texture to it. If you have mastered knitting back and forth (garter stitch) and feel it’s time to try something new this is a good next step! Chinese waves is a variation on garter stitch and all

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5 Ways to Knit a Buttonhole

My best tip for knit buttonholes is simple but good: Make sure your buttons and buttonholes match before finishing a whole garment. When sewing the rule of thumb is that the buttonhole should be slightly larger than the button, so the button can easily slide through. In knitting, however, the buttonhole needs to be slightly

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Double stranded knitting with two colors: Marling If you have mastered casting on stitches, making knit stitches, and binding off you’re ready for marling! And if you haven’t yet learned those things it’s time to let this fun technique inspire you. These are the blog posts (with videos) you need to get going 🙂 Long

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Long Tail Cast On Flat

Knitting Tutorial: Long Tail Cast On I have made posts about the long tail cast on earlier, but then the focus was on knitting in the round. Today we’re focusing on the cast on itself! In Sweden, where I live, it’s common to start with the long tail cast on when learning to knit and

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