knitting tutorial for beginners

Easy Fix for Rowing Out

If you notice that every other row of your project is longer than its neighbours, that means your knits and purls have different tension. It is a common issue called “rowing out”. It affects many stitch patterns, but is most visible on a fabric made in stockinette stitch. There are a number of ways to fix rowing out – from using mismatched

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Simple and Reliable Way to Evenly Pick Up Stitches from Necklines, Armholes and Other Edges

When we finish sweaters and cardigans, we often need to pick up and knit stitches along a neckline, an armhole or a vertical edge to make a neckband, an armhole band or a button band. The patterns usually instruct us to pick up stitches evenly. If we fail to do so, some segments of the bands

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Simple Way to Cross Two Stitches With and Without a Cable Needle

Whether you know them as two-stitch cables, 1×1 cables, crossed stitches or twisted cables, these little design elements are perfect for forming all kinds of geometric patterns, like the ones used in the gorgeous Japanese stitch patterns. Depending on the pattern, the mini-cables with stitches crossed to the left are called “cross two left” (C2L),

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