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A Step-by-Step Guide to Casting On Your...
Get the stitches on your needle and learn to knit at the same time by performing the knit cast on. This easy cast on method includes a lesson on forming a slip knot.
An Easy Beginner's Guide to Knitting
All you need to know to learn to knit all in one place. This guide covers casting on, knitting instructions and troubleshooting, as well as guiding you to patterns that are great for beginners.
Check Out These Standard Bed and Blanket Sizes...
Did you know bed sizes are different in different countries? If you want to design your own knitted blankets, here are some guidelines for blanket sizes to help you know how big to make your blankets.
20 Quick Knitting Projects That Will Help You...
Everyone needs more washcloths and dishcloths, and these little projects are a great way to try out a new stitch pattern or decorate for the holidays. They make great gifts, too.
What is Stockinette Stitch?
Stockinette stitch is one of the most basic knitting stitches out there, and it is one of the first stitch patterns most people learn.
How to Change Colors for Stripes in Knitting
Knitting stripes is a simple way to add color to your knitting, but some new knitters aren't sure how to go about changing colors when knitting stripes. Here's how you knit stripes. Page 2.
Your Quick Guide to Blocking Your Knitting
Blocking knitting is a great way to smooth out imperfections in your knitting, to make pieces uniform in size and to make garments look and fit better. Learn how to block your knitting and enjoy better looking projects.
Check Out These Knitting Patterns Perfect for...
New knitters can easily get overwhelmed trying to find knitting patterns that are suitable for them, so start with this collection of easy knitting patterns for new knitters.
A Complete Guide to Knitting Your First Sweater
Learn all you need to know in order to knit your first sweater and get a look at some easy patterns for your first time out.
How to Start Your First Knitting Project
If you're still learning how to knit or are a very new knitter, this step-by-step guide to knitting a simple Garter Stitch square should help you understand the basics. When you're done, you can use the swatch as a coaster.
7 Popular Cast On Methods for Knitting
There are so many different ways to cast on, and all of those ways seem to have multiple names. This list aims to clear up some of the confusion in vocabulary and direct you to tutorials where you can learn the different cast on methods.
New to Knitting? Learn How to Knit in the Front...
Once you've knitted in the front of the stitch, you also need to knit in the back of the stitch to complete the increase.
Learn the Knit Stitch Quickly with this Easy...
Learn how to knit the knit stitch using the English (sometimes called right-handed or
Knit Multiple Colors In One Row with Fair...
On the knit side, stranded knitting doesn't look or feel all that different from regular knitting, you're just changing the color of yarn you are working with as you go.
These Fun and Easy Pom-Poms Will Make Your...
Wrapping the yarn around the cardboard is what makes your pom-pom take shape.
Decrease Stitches with the Slip Slip Knit (SSK)...
SSK or slip, slip, knit is an easy way to decrease the number of stitches on your knitting needle. This makes a decrease that leans to the left.
Can You Take Your Knitting On an Airplane?
All knitters who travel wonder if they can take their knitting on a plane. The answer is yes, but there are some guidelines to make knitting on a plane safer and easier.
Learn How to Make Yarn Overs in Different...
Sometimes you might be asked to yarn over between two purl stitches. This isn't any more difficult than any other yarn over, but it's not entirely intuitive. Page 2.
How to Knit a Scarf with Garter Stitch
The basic bulky Garter Stitch scarf is a classic first knitting project and with good reason. Straight knitting and a quickly finished project will give you confidence to continue, and it's a handsome enough result that you'll want to use it or give it as a gift.
Knit Simple Socks from the Toes Up
These toe-up Stockinette socks are great socks for learning the basics of toe-up knitting. They use the Turkish Cast on, a short-row heel and a stretchy bind off for a perfect fit.
A Simple Guide to Understanding Yarn Weights
Different yarns are said to have different weights, or thicknesses, and different weights of yarns are used for different types of projects. Learn what the different weights are and how to use them.
Make Your Bind Off Fancier with Picots
Once you've cast on the number of stitches you need for your picot bind off, you can actually begin making the first point of the bind off.
Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners
A gallery of some easy knitting patterns to help new knitters make projects with confidence.
New to Knitting? How to Weave In Ends
Weaving in ends is a necessary part of any knitting project. A lot of knitters don't like these finishing tasks, but they are necessary if you want a knitted item that looks good and is going to last.
Learn to Knit Double Knitting, with Right Sides...
The second stitch on the needle in is the second color. This is the first stitch of the second side of
Make This Easy Sock Your First Sock Project
A Stockinette Stitch sock is as easy as sock knitting gets, and is a great way for new sock knitters to focus on the instructions without getting distracted by a complex pattern stitch.
What is a Yarn Over?
Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.
Knit a Bunny Inspired by a Peep
This easy knitting pattern produces a rounded bunny that looks sort of like a holiday treat.
Clean Up with a Super Simple Stockinette Stitch...
Washcloths and dish towels are a lot of fun to make. They are quick projects and completely useful. This stockinette stitch washcloth has a seed stitch border to keep it from curling.
Finish a Piece of Knitting with a Single...
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.
What Is a Seed Stitch?
Seed Stitch is a fun and simple stitch pattern that makes raised stitch areas that look like seeds.
Knit This Super-Basic Baby Sweater for a New...
Use this pattern to make an absolutely basic baby sweater in garter stitch. This simple double-breasted sweater pattern is available in sizes preemie to six months, and features modified drop sleeves, a square neck and wooden duffel coat toggles.
Knit a Sock with Two Circular Needles: A Photo...
If you don't have the double-pointed needles you need to knit a sock, or just don't like fussing with all those pointy ends, you can also knit one sock at a time with two circular knitting needles. Here's how you go about setting up and knitting a sock on two circulars.
Everything You Need to Know to Knit Your First...
This super easy pattern takes you through the basics of sock knitting on a small scale with large needles. It aims to get you comfortable with all the techniques needed to knit socks without having to worry about knitting on tiny needles or if the finished sock will actually fit on a foot.
New to Knitting? How to Cast On
A flick of the thumb makes the loop that becomes a stitch in the wrap cast on method.
Need a Bind Off with Stretch? Work Through the...
Use this tutorial to learn how to do a simple bind off with more stretch than a regular bind off.
What Are Circular Knitting Needles, and How Do...
Knitting with circular knitting needles makes it possible to knit larger pieces than you could fit on straight needles and to work in the round so you don't have to seam garments and other items. Here's how to get started with circs.
Don’t Understand the Needle Size for a...
Knitting needles come in many different sizes, and those sizes can be labeled in several different ways. Here are the basics you need to know about sizing knitting needles.
How to Knit the Feather and Fan
Feather and Fan is a classic knitting stitch pattern that makes a scalloped edge and rows of lacy fans.
All the Tools You Need to Get Started Knitting
There are so many knitting tools out there, it's hard to know what you really need in order to get started. This quick guide should help.
How to Make a Twisted Cord to Finish a Knitting...
A twisted cord is an interesting way to finish a knitting project, whether you need a cord to use as a tie, a handle or for some other sort of embellishment.
Learn How to Knit a Moss Stitch Lap Afghan
This free knitting pattern for a moss stitch lap afghan is a quick and easy project for beginners, and you can make it as large as you want just by using more yarn.
New to Knitting? Learn How to Bind Off
Binding off, sometimes also called casting off, is the way to finish a knitting project so all your hard work doesn't unravel.
Knitting Abbreviations
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New to Knitting? Learn the Difference Between a...
Hanks, balls, and skeins are all common ways of buying yarn, but what are the differences?
Knit Two Socks at a Time on Two Circular Needles
Knitting two socks on two circular needles at the same time is a great way to avoid second sock syndrome, and it's not as difficult as you might think. This tutorial takes you through the basics of knitting two at a time socks, as well as providing a sample pattern to practice with.
Knit a Little Basket for Some Easter Sweets
This cute little knit basket is the perfect thing for storing a little Easter candy or using for decorations throughout the spring and summer. It's a really quick knit and not too difficult for people new to circular knitting.
How to Knit a Cute, Lacy Shrug for Summer
Use this free pattern to make a lacy cotton shrug for your baby. Sized from 12 months to 6 years, this is an ideal introduction to lace knitting.
German Twisted Cast On
German twisted cast on, sometimes referred to as Old Norwegian cast on, is a great, stretchy cast on method that is perfect for socks. It's a little tricky at first but you will love to use it.
How to Felt Any Knitted Object Using Your...
Felting a knitting project is a great way to make something knit more sturdy and to bring a whole different texture. Here's how, using a washing machine.
How to Perform a Wrap and Turn for Short Rows
Sometimes when working short rows, as on the heel of a sock, you will be told to wrap and turn in the middle of a row. It's easy to do a wrap and turn on the knit side of the work.
Learn How to Knit the Linen Stitch
Linen stitch is a nice, firm knitting stitch pattern that looks similar to the woven fabric called linen. It's a great reversible pattern perfect for bags, scarves and just about anything else you can think of.
Use Needle Felting to Embellish Your Knitting
Needle felting is a fun and easy way to add texture and color to knit and felted fabric. It's not difficult to do, but a few needle felting tips will help you to be successful.
Knit a Warm Baby Cocoon for Your Little Bundle...
Use this free pattern to make a Cocoon for your baby. Sized for newborns and useful as a wearable blanket or swaddle, this is ideal especially ideal as a photography prop for newborn portraits.
Picking up Stitches
Some patterns say you should pick up stitches, while some say to pick up and knit. This is what they mean
Learn How to Knit a Garter Stitch
Garter stitch is the most basic pattern stitch out there, but it is actually quite useful for scarves, washcloths and other utilitarian projects.
Knit an Easy Basketweave Scarf with This Free...
This easy Basketweave Scarf is a great project for learning to knit and purl on the same row, and it makes a super warm scarf in no time at all.
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Pass slipped stitch over, often abbreviated PSSO, is an easy way to get rid of a stitch that's often used when two stitches are being decreased at once.
11 Essential Skills Every Knitter Should Master
If you're new to knitting and not sure where to start when acquiring new skills, here's a great checklist of 11 skills to get you started.
Need a Quick Knitting Project? These 11...
Looking for quick knitting patterns? Here are some good, free, easy knitting patterns that you can use when you need a quick gift or just want a project that's pretty close to instant gratification.
Double Moss Stitch
Double moss stitch, sometimes also called double seed stitch, is a knitting stitch pattern very similar to the box stitch that looks like alternating rows of double ribbing.
Add Pictures to Your Knitting with Intarsia
Starting intarsia on the knit side is not too difficult, you just need to remember that when you change colors you are picking up a new strand of yarn, not working from the yarn that's already attached to the ball.
Knit a Simple Cotton Shrug for Your Little One
This easy to knit child's cotton shrug is the perfect transition piece for spring or fall. Put it on over those cute summer dresses when it's still a little cool for them but you can't resist taking them out of the closet (or can't bear to put them away).
How to Substitute Yarns
Substituting yarns is something every knitter has to do from time to time. Learn how to substitute yarns with ease and confidence.
How to Join a New Ball of Yarn to Keep Your...
Joining a new ball of yarn to your project is an essential skill if you want to knit something bigger than one skein of yarn will allow. There are a few different ways to join start a new yarn ball, and here are couple of the most popular.
Clean Up with the Power of the (Knit) Sun
This sunny washcloth is a great way to use a bit of colorful yarn. The sun motif, worked in Reverse Stockinette, couldn't be easier and gives the washcloth a little more scrubbing power.
Stitch Details on Your Knitting with Duplicate...
Duplicate stitch is an easy way to add color to a basic stockinette stitch fabric. It's somewhat similar to cross stitch, but makes Vs instead of Xs.
Cable Cast On
Cable cast on is a handy cast on method that makes a firm edge that looks a bit like a cable when completed. It's a little tricky because the stitches must be kept very loose. Here's how to complete a cable cast on.
Use These Handy Alphabet Charts for Knitting...
Use these Alphabet Charts to personalize your knitting and add words, slogans, names or initials to your knitted gifts.
Heel Turning
Turning a heel is probably the part that most keeps people from knitting socks. Don't be scared! It's actually pretty easy to turn a sock heel once you understand what the instructions are asking you to do.
Continental Knit Stitch
Continental knitting, sometimes also referred to as German knitting or picking knitting, is one of the most common ways to knit.
Knit an Applied I-Cord Bind Off
The I-cord bind off is an interesting way to get the stitches off your needles. It's very time consuming but leaves you with a great tube along the edge of your knitting, perfect for the top of a pocket or bag or for a button band.
Get Started with Entrelac Knitting
Entrelac knitting can seem complicated at first because there are so many different pieces required to form the knit fabric. But once you've done it a time or two you'll understand how it works and it will become much easier for you.
Long-Tail Cast On
The long-tail cast on method is one of the most popular cast on methods in knitting. While it takes a little fancy fingerwork, it's quick and easy once you know how to do it.
Learn How to Read a Knitting Chart
Reading a knitting chart is a basic of multi-colored knitting, but it can be a little intimidating for new knitters. Here are some basics on how to read a knitting chart.
Learn How to Purl in English Style
The purl stitch is the second stitch you learn in knitting, and it makes it possible to form knit fabric in Stockinette Stitch or ribbing. The method for purling is sort of the opposite of knitting.
Picking up Stitches around an Afghan to Knit...
Knitting a border onto an afghan or blanket after you've worked the main body is a great way to add cohesion and a literal border to your work.
Knit These Basic Child’s Mittens and Keep...
These simple mittens, sized for toddlers and bigger kids, are the perfect canvas for embellishment, or leave them plain for a quick and simple knit.
This Ribbed Flat Hat Is Easy to Knit for...
Flat hats are a great way to make a quick project without the worry of having to work with circular and/or double-pointed knitting needles. This ribbed hat has a little bit of shaping at the top for a snug fit and is perfect for cool days.
How to Convert a Flat Stitch Pattern to Knit in...
Many stitch patterns are easy to convert to knitting in the round if you want to make a project that is knit circularly instead of knitting it flat. Here are some tips to get you started converting pattern stitches to knit in the round.
8 Great Hat Knitting Patterns
Some of my favorite hat knitting patterns from about About.com for babies, kids, men and women.
Tips for Teaching Kids How to Knit
Teaching children to knit can be a wonderful bonding experience, or it can be full of frustration. Like other things we try to teach children, the child's attitude and level of development play a big role in whether we'll be successful.
Learn How to Felt Knitting by Hand in 4 Easy...
To felt by hand, all you really need to do is get some hot water in a small receptacle and agitate it. The sink is a good choice for small projects.
New to Knitting? Learn the Stockinette Stitch
Stockinette Stitch is one of the most basic stitches in knitting, which means it often goes unexplained in knitting patterns.
Knit a Simple Slip Stitch Blanket for Baby
This easy baby blanket looks more dramatic than it is thanks to the use of simple slip stitches with the yarn in front to make a ladder-like pattern that adds texture to Stockinette Stitch.
Increase Stitches Easily by Using a Make One
Make one or M1 is a common increase that's mostly invisible. It can be a little tricky the first couple of times, as it is a little tight, but once you get the hang of it you'll be using make one everywhere you don't want your increases to be obvious.
Knit a Skinny Scarf for a Kid -- Or Teach Them...
This skinny Garter Stitch scarf is a great first knitting project for kids and adults alike, providing plenty of practice in forming the knit stitch while also offering a relatively quick-to-finish project that can be used as a scarf or belt.
Learn How to Make a Mobius Scarf With This Free...
This easy take on a mobius scarf or infinity scarf is worked with a twist on purpose and is great to wear wrapped once or twice around your neck for tons of warmth.
How Long Should a Scarf Be?
Scarves are very popular knitting projects and easy to design yourself, but many knitters who go their own way wonder how long a knit scarf should be.
How to Knit Adorable Baby Aran Booties
This free knitting pattern for Baby Aran Booties is available in sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months. It features a rope cable pattern and is designed to match the Baby Aran Body Suit and Baby Aran Hat perfectly.
How to Knit a Bamboo Stitch
Bamboo stitch is an interesting but relatively easy knitting stitch that involves slipping a yarn over over two knit stitches, making an interesting texture.
Tips for Knitting with Double-Pointed Needles
Double-pointed needles are the tool of choice when knitting a small circular object such as a sock. But they can be a little tricky to deal with. Here are some tips to help you use double-pointed needles.
Seed Stitch Baby Hat
This free knitting pattern for a seed stitch baby hat is quick and easy to knit up and includes sizing for preemies and newborns. The textured stitch makes the hat stretchy, and the cotton yarn makes it perfect for a new mom.
Should I Learn English or Continental Knitting?...
New knitters might wonder whether they should learn to knit in the English or continental style of knitting, while those who have learned one technique might want to know if it's worth it to learn the other style. Here are the major differences between continental and English knitting and why it pays to know both.
Knit Tiny Socks for Premature Babies or Newborns
These easy little socks were designed for preemies, but are sized up to full-term babies as well. The simple rib and Stockinette combo means they'll whip up in a hurry as a gift for a baby of any size.
Knit a Simple Pair of Socks for Your Toddler
These easy socks are great for the little people in your life, and they'll get you comfortable with the parts of a sock on a small scale if you're new to sock knitting.
New to Knitting? Learn How to Understand a...
Knitting patterns often seem like they are written in code. Here are some tips for reading your first knitting patterns.
Knit a Simple Lace Shrug for Summer and Beyond
This women's lacy shrug is easy to customize for any sized woman (or child for that matter) and is easy to knit with a little ribbing, Stockinette Stitch arms and a ladder lace back.
Make a Classic Knitted Hat That Is Sure to...
Use this free pattern to knit a Basic Hat, made in bulky weight yarn in Stockinette Stitch with a ribbed brim.
These Classic Baby Booties Are Simple and Quick...
Baby booties or baby socks are a great present for a new little one, and they're super quick to knit as well. This basic pattern leaves lots of room for embellishment, from changing the stitch pattern to adding embroidery when they're finished.
Practice Knitting Cables with This Cabled...
This free knitting pattern for a cabled headband and earwarmer is an easy way to learn how to knit cables and a perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.
Knit a Sophisticated Baby Blanket with This...
The triple rib makes a lovely baby blanket for a modern-looking baby room. This pattern is easy and quick to knit.
Knit the Feather Pattern
Feather pattern is a really easy lace pattern that's great for borders or even all allover pattern. Its paired decreases produce an interesting pattern even without the eyelets.
Tricks for Stitching Garter Stitch in the Round
Garter Stitch is easy to knit in the round, but it's not quite as easy as knitting it flat.
Make an Adorable Baby's Aran Vest
This Little Aran Vest pattern is available in sizes ranging from newborn to 24 months. This pullover vest features an allover cable pattern and v-neck.
Knit a Sweet Sundress for a Little Girl
Use this free knitting pattern to make a little girl's sundress. This little girl's sundress is made in one piece, in the round, from the bottom up. It features decorative edges, full fashioning on the skirt, and a textured stitch pattern on the bodice. This little girl's sundress is available in sizes 2 years, 4 years, 6 years and 8 years.
Winding a Ball from a Hank of Yarn
Many luxury yarns are sold in hanks, which must be wound into balls before you can knit with them. Here's a quick and easy way to handle a hank of yarn. Page 4.
How to Knit a Gorgeous Baby Aran Body Suit
This Baby Aran Body Suit free knitting pattern is available in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months. It features allover cable patterning and button closures.
How to Carry the Yarn up a Project When...
Knitting stripes can cause the extra hassle of having a lot of ends to weave in, but if your stripes are narrow you can carry the yarn you aren't working with up the side of the project.
Mistake Rib Dishcloth
Mistake rib is an easy and attractive knitting stitch pattern that looks great on simple home knits like this dish cloth.
Try The Turkish Cast On for Toe-Up Socks
Once you have the needles in position it's time to loop the yarn around the needle and begin the Turkish cast on.
Ruffled Leg Warmers
Use this free pattern to make ruffled leg warmers in toddler and child sizes. Made seamlessly in one piece, they have a tapered leg and ruffled hem.
Knit a Little Blanket for a Premature Baby
This free knitting pattern is for an easy and useful preemie baby blanket knit in easy Horizontal Dash Stitch with Garter Stitch edging.
How to Work Entrelac on the Purl Side
To begin shaping the triangle you'll both increase and decrease stitches on the purl side to make a wedge-shaped piece of knitting that ultimately contributes to entrelac with straight side edges.
Finish Your Knits Perfectly with Mattress Stitch
Once you've figured out where to start working the mattress stitch, it is a simple matter to keep going.
The Pros, Cons and Tips for Knitting with...
Bamboo yarn is a lot of fun to work with and produces beautiful knitted items that are also antibacterial. Here's more information on pros, cons and tips for knitting with bamboo yarn.
Know Your Knitting Tools: The Cable Needle
Cable needles are small but helpful items when you want to knit cables. Here's a quick look at what cable needles are and when you can do without them.
How to Work an SKP or Centered Double Decrease
To begin an SKP decrease, slip the first stitch of the decrease as if to knit.
Knit a Ribbed Hat That Any Guy Will Love
This men's ribbed hat is very easy to knit and offers a classic style that even the most knit-phobic guy will like. Knit slightly shorter (or with the bottom edge turned up) this hat would also fit a woman.
What is Mercerized Cotton?
Mercerized cotton is a special kind of yarn that you might want to use for knitting projects. Here's a quick overview of what it is, how it's made and where it got its strange name.
How to Knit a Stash Afghan
A stash afghan is the perfect way to use up a bunch of odds and ends that are taking up space in your knitting storage. This basic recipe will show you how to knit a stash afghan no matter what size you want or what kind of yarn you're trying to use up.
How to Knit a Warm, Rolled-Brim Hat
A rolled brim hat is a about the simplest hat design there is, but it's a really cute project that is perfect for a colorful, chunky yarn and when you need to get a hat knit in a hurry.
Sampler Baby Blanket
This baby blanket pattern involves nine blocks using different stitch patterns, making an interesting sampler for your favorite little one.
Slip Stitch Honeycomb Stitch
Slip stitch honeycomb, also known as loop stitch, is an easy pattern using slipped stitches to make texture on the other side of the work that looks like a honeycomb of diagonal lines.
Toddler Ballet Wrap Cardigan
Use this pattern to make a toddler ballet wrap cardigan for little girls aged two to four. This toddler ballet wrap cardigan has set in sleeves, attached I-cord ties, and an eyelet pattern.
How to Knit an Aran Honeycomb
Aran Honeycomb, also known as a Chain Cable when only one repeat is knit in an area, is a very cool cabled pattern that gives a honeycomb look to your knitted fabric. Learn to knit the Aran Honeycomb.
Reading Your Knitting
Reading your knitting, or knowing the difference between what a knit stitch looks like and what a purl stitch looks like, is a necessary step to becoming a proficient knitter.
How to Knit a Pretty Garter Stitch Eyelet...
This free knitting pattern for a garter stitch eyelet washcloth is a great addition to a luxurious spa gift or a wonderful bathtime accessory for you and your family.
Broken Rib Washcloth
Broken rib is an easy and lovely knitting stitch pattern that makes a quick-to-knit, easy knitted washcloth pattern.
How to Knit an Elegant Candle-Flame Cowl
This Candle Flame Cowl uses a lovely lacy pattern to add interest, but the bulky yarn means you'll still be cozy even though there are a few holes in your finished project.
Use a Cute Skein of Yarn for a Simple, Long...
Have a cute skein of yarn you aren't sure what to do with? Try whipping up one of these fast and easy eyelet headbands. The stitch pattern makes it super quick to knit up without being too boring, and it's not too fancy to upstage (or get lost in) a yarn that's interesting in its own right.
Does Ply Have Anything to Do with Yarn Weight?
Knitters sometimes get confused about yarn weight and yarn ply and whether they have anything to do with each other. Learn more about how yarn ply affects yarn weight.
Felt Your Knits with a Front-Loading Washing...
If you have a front-loading washing machine, you might have been told or somehow convinced yourself that it isn't possible to felt knitting with your machine. It certainly is possible, but you might not get the exact same results as someone using a top-loading machine.
Bobbles Make Easy with Trinity Stitch Knitting
Trinity Stitch, also sometimes called cluster or bramble stitch, is a cool textured pattern that requires knitting, purling and knitting again all in the same stitch. Once you get the hang of it, it's a lot of fun.
Knitting an I-Cord Is Easier Than You Think
I-cord seems difficult until you know how to do it, and once you learn how to make an I-cord, you'll come up with tons of reasons to use them.
Popcorn Stitch
Popcorn stitch or knit popcorn is an easy way to add a textured embellishment to knit fabric. It's technically different from bobbles but gives a similar look to the finished piece.
Making Bobbles
Bobbles are a relatively common way to add dimensional texture to a piece of knitting. They involve increasing several times in the same stitch, turning the work, purling back and decreasing those stitches immediately.
How to Count Rows (and Stitches) in Garter Stitch
Garter Stitch is simple to knit, but some people get confused about how to count rows in this compact stitch. Here's what you need to know.
Share Your Finished Objects and Stash Pictures
Share pictures of your finished projects or great yarns from your stash by using this form.
Knitting Alphabet
Knitting a letter into a knitting project is a great way to personalize a baby blanket, a sweater or a bag. These simple block letters are made to be about six inches square when worked in a medium-weight yarn.
Slip 2, Knit 2, Pass Slipped Stitches Over (S2KP)
To begin an S2KP decrease, slip two stitches as if to knit.
Get the Lowdown on Knitting with Cotton
Knitting with cotton can be frustrating for some knitters because of its inelasticity, but it is a good choice for light, breathable, utilitarian items. Here are some great tips for knitting with cotton.
Learn How to Knit Beautiful Stripes
Knitting with different colors is easier than you might think. This quick tutorial will show you how to knit with color and make stripes.
Knit a Quick and Cozy Ribbed Scarf
This super quick and easy ribbed scarf is the perfect last-minute project for a gift or a great way to warm yourself or a family member all winter long. Make the scarf even longer (or better suited for a man) by omitting the fringe.
Frog
Sometimes when a mistake happens and you don't notice it for a long time, you have to rip out many rows, a process known as frogging.
Knitting in Reverse: How to Knit Reverse...
Reverse Stockinette Stitch is just like regular Stockinette, only the rows are worked in the opposite order. This makes the purl side the front.
What Size is That Needle?
Sometimes you can't tell just be looking what size a needle is. Here's a foolproof way to make sure you're always knitting with the right sized needles.
8 Knitting Patterns for Super-Warm Scarves
If you're looking for the warmest scarves to get you through the coldest winters, look no further than this compilation of the best scarf knitting patterns for cold weather.
If You Can Count to 4, You Can Knit This Easy...
This free knitting pattern is a quick and easy knitting pattern for a woven pattern scarf.

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