Learn how to slip stitches in knitting! Slipped stitches are really pretty on their own, but they are also a crucial part of many decrease stitches and they allow you to create neat and even edges.
Category: Knitting tips
How to knit and not hurt your fingertip
If you seem to have a chronically sore fingertip from knitting, then you are not alone. One way of sliding the old stitch off the left needle is to push it off with the help of your right index finger, but pushing a sharp knitting needle repeatedly into your finger can hurt quite a bit. Luckily, you don't have to use your index finger at all!
The Backward Loop Cast-On
Invisible seams in garter stitch
How do you know which way you are knitting in the round?
Big loop on the final stitch of the row and uneven edges
The BEST way to attach a pom pom to a knitted hat
Understanding Yarn Labels
A guide to blocking your knitting
Blocking is the finishing touch to a knitting project. It is a simple matter of washing or wetting your newly knitted item and letting it dry flat in the shape you wish it to have. It evens out the stitches and the edges and gives your piece that finished look. Some people never block their… Continue reading A guide to blocking your knitting
How to switch between knit and purl stitches
Conquering the dreaded ladders in magic loop knitting
The ultimate guide to row counting for knitting
How do you keep track of your rows in knitting? You will often have to keep track of how many rows you have knitted. The best approach depends on your temperament and of course, what type of project you are knitting. Are there simple repeats, such as the same 2 rows, or 4 rows repeating… Continue reading The ultimate guide to row counting for knitting