Knitting Skills - Intermediate and Advanced
Color Knitting Tips - Readers Share Color Knitting Tips
Readers share their tips for working with multicolored yarn, knitting stripes and other color knitting tips and techniques.
This simple page offers basic instruction on how to make horizontal or vertical buttonholes. Most patterns that require buttonholes will tell you how to shape the buttonhole, but if you're working on an original design or adding buttons to a project that didn't call for them, this page can be a huge help.
Introduction to Aran Knitting
Aran knitting, also known as fisherman knitting, originated in the English Aran Islands. This beautiful technique is rather advanced, but this page runs down the basics of making a couple of Aran afghan squares, which are good projects for those new to Aran knitting.
Advanced Knitting Stitches
If you're ready to take your knitting to the next level, check out these advanced vintage knitting stitches. Make a peacock tail fan stitch, spiral stitch, knotted stitch and more. This site is not for the meek, or the beginner!
Short Row Wrap and Turn
Working short rows is a common way to shape a sock heel or add length or width to a particular part of a project rather than the whole thing. Wrapping and turning allows you to shape your knitting with short rows without leaving holes behind.
Which Increase or Decrease Should I Use?
Increasing and decreasing are key parts of making garments that fit, but if a pattern doesn't tell you which increase or decrease to use, which one should you choose?
How Long Should a Scarf Be?
Want to knit a scarf for someone and you're not sure how long it should be? Keep these ideas in mind while you're planning your project.
The Makings of a Magazine, Part Two
Learn the role that color plays in a knitting magazine's design and how color stories are chosen.
The Makings of a Magazine, Part One
Learn how to prepare a submission for a knitting magazine with these tips from Creative Knitting editor Kara Gott Warner.
The Makings of a Magazine, Part Three
Learn what goes into a knitting magazine photo shoot as we continue our look at the makings of a magazine.
Turkish Cast On for Toe-Up Socks
The Turkish Cast On is a relatively easy choice for knitting toe-up socks and does not require the use of waste yarn.
How to Make a Bigger Neckline on Children's Knits
Sometimes you want your kids to be able to wear a knit garment longer but find that the neckline is too small to accommodate the head. Here's an easy way to get more space and more life out of your knit garments.
How to Make Your Own Knitting Charts
If you've ever wanted to make your own knitting chart for a motif but aren't sure where to begin, this quick tutorial will get you started.
Knitting Flat with Circular Needles
Using a circular knitting needle to knit a flat project is a great idea if your project is big, if you're going to be traveling with it or if you want to keep it safe.
Blocking in the Round
Use this free tutorial to help you block your circular shawl, tablecloth or doily.
Stockinette Knitted Hem Tutorial
Use this free tutorial to make a flat Stockinette Stitch edging on your knitting.
Adjusting a Knitting Pattern
If you have a knitting pattern that doesn't quite work for your needs, here's some guidance on how to alter it for your yarn or your style.
Organizing Your Knitting Records
Every knitter takes notes about patterns, collects gauge swatches or designs his or her own patterns from time to time. If you're not careful, you can have a big mess on your hands. Here are some ideas for containing your knitting records.
Resolutions for Knitters
Most people make resolutions realted to their health, breaking bad habits and the like. But do you make any knitting related resolutions? Here are five great ones to get you started.
Dealing with Stash Guilt
Some days you just feel like you've got too much yarn. What are you saving it all for? Here are some strategies for alleviating stash guilt