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Sarah E. White

Updated Articles and Resources

By Sarah E. White

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Combination Knitting Created: Monday, January 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Combination knitting is a specific method of knitting that involves a purl method that's like the continental style and knit stitches worked through the back loops.
    • Arm Knitting by Mary Beth Temple Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to knit with your arms and try out 15 patterns for scarves, cowls, capes and shawls.
    • Candle Flame Cowl Created: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Aran Honeycomb Created: Sunday, June 08, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 Honeyco...
    • Your First Knitting Project Created: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 us...
    • Yarn Overs for Different Situations Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Yarning over between two knit stitches is the most common way to make a yarn over increase.
    • Little Girl's Sundress Created: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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...
    • Basketweave Scarf Created: Sunday, December 17, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Arm Knitting Basics Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Arm knitting is a fun, easy way to make a knit like fabric without needles. Learn how to arm knit and find resources for lots of basic patterns.
    • Knitting with Circular Needles Created: Thursday, December 07, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      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.
    • Knitting Alphabet Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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...
    • Twisted Cord Created: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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.
    • Scarf Hat Created: Thursday, January 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The scarf hat (or hat scarf) is a combination hat and scarf where the scarf is attached to the hat like ear flaps. This is the ultimate cold-weather accessory because there is no way for the wind t...
    • Sew a Horizontal Seam in Knitting Created: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The horizontal seam is used to sew a cast on and a bound off edge together and is popularly used to sew the top of a shoulder seam together. Also known as faux Kitchener or faux grafting, it's a si...
    • Farrow Rib Scarf Pattern Created: Friday, October 13, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This free knitting pattern is for an easy-to-knit farrow rib scarf.
    • Teen/Women's Cabled Hat Created: Sunday, September 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This easy cabled hat is great for teens or women with smaller sized heads. The simple cables are quick to work up and stylish throughout the cooler months.
    • Moss Stitch Headband Created: Sunday, March 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This easy Moss Stitch Headband is full of texture and is a great way to show of a bit of hand-dyed yarn that might be a little more colorful than your usual wardrobe.
    • Shamrock Basket Liner Created: Sunday, March 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This versatile and easy knitting pattern that includes a shamrock works as a bread basket liner or a small placemat. Because the shamrock is subtle you can use this piece around St. Patrick's Day o...
    • How Should I Store My Wool? Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Storing wool to protect it from moths is very important since your stash can be a big investment. Here are some ides on how to protect your wool knitting yarn from moths.
    • Garter Stitch Skinny Scarf Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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...
    • I-cord Bind Off Created: Monday, April 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 p...
    • Knit the Knits and Purl the Purls Created: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sometimes in a pattern instead of specific instructions you'll see something that says to knit the knits and purl the purls as you see them. Find out what that means.
    • Men's Woven Rib Sock Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This Woven Rib men's sock is easy to knit but a little more entertaining than a basic Stockinette Stitch or ribbed sock. Despite the size it's still pretty quick to knit and you'll be surprised how...
    • Baby's Flat Hat Created: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This flat hat is a super simple and cute way to welcome a new baby (up to a year) and use up a fun yarn in your stash at the same time. This is a great first hat project, and would make a good seco...
    • Changing Colors in Knitting Created: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Fettuccini Knit Bowl Created: Friday, February 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This easy bowl or basket is relatively quick to knit with a yarn made from remnants of garment manufacturing. Use it to hold yarn or anything else that needs containing.
    • Knitting in the Round with Two Circular Needles Created: Saturday, December 30, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Knitting in the round with circular needles or double-pointed needles is the only way to make a seamless knitted tube.
    • Measuring Wraps Per Inch Created: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      If you have a ball of yarn and don’t know what size needle or what sort of gauge you should be getting for it, measuring wraps per inch is a quick solution.
    • What Else Would Madame Defarge Knit? Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Take another page from literature with these fun projects inspired by classic stories. They may make you want to read as much as they make you want to knit.
    • Best Hat Knitting Patterns Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Some of my favorite hat knitting patterns from about About.com for babies, kids, men and women.
    • Knit Stitch in English Knitting Created: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to knit the knit stitch using the English (sometimes called right-handed or "throwing") method. Once you know how to knit you can make your first knitting project.
    • Yarn Over Created: Saturday, April 28, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.

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