Video & Pattern Library > Techniques

“Backwards” (or “Mirror”) Knitting

“Garter Tab” or Lace Shawl Beginning

3-Needle Bind-Off

Accidental Increases

Adding Beads

Adding Fringe

Advanced Tinking

Attaching Buttons

Avoiding Ladders

Backwards Loop Cast-On


Binding-Off in Pattern

Blocking (not a video)

Blocking Hats

Brioche Stitch


Cable Cast-On


Cables Without a Cable Needle

Carrying Colors for Stripes

Casting-On Many Stitches

Changing a Knit to a Purl

Changing Colors

Checking Gauge

Chinese Waitress Cast-On

Choosing a Sweater Size

Clean Stripes in Ribbing

Correcting a Dropped Stitch

Correcting Color-Change Jog

Correcting Gaps in Socks

Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches

Crochet for Knitters – Double Chain Stitch

Crochet for Knitters – Triple Crochet Stitch

Crocheted Bind-Off

Double Knitting

Duplicate Stitch

Essential Tools

Fancy Stitch Combo – Bamboo Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combo – Corded Rib

Fancy Stitch Combo – Lace Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combo – Wishbone Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Bead Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Blackberry Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Daisy Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Feather and Fan

Fancy Stitch Combos – Fisherman’s Rib

Fancy Stitch Combos – Herringbone Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Mock Rib Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Pillar Lace

Fancy Stitch Combos – Purse Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Rickrack Rib

Fancy Stitch Combos – Sand/Rice Stitch

Fancy Stitch Combos – Sideways/Horizontal Herringbone

Fancy Stitch Combos – Waffle Stitch

Fixing a Dropped Garter Stitch

Fixing Loose Stitches and Snags

Fixing the Jog in Circular Knitting


German Short Rows

German Twisted/Old Norwegian Cast-On

Getting Good Tension

Getting Started with DPNs

Grafting Rib Stitches

Help for Tight Knitters

How Should I Slip This Stitch?


I-Cord Bind-Off

I-cord Cast-On

Icelandic Bind-Off

iCord Side Edging


Japanese Short Rows

Joining in the Round

Judy’s Magic Cast-On

Kitchener Stitch

Knit 1 Below (K1B)

Knit Front & Back (kfb)

Knit Front Purl Back (KFPB)

Knit Snowman Scarf and Bookmark

Knit Stitch

Knit Two Together (k2tog)

Knitted Cast-On

Knitting Help – Comparing Decreases

Knitting Help – Comparing Increases

Knitting Inside-Out on DPNs

Knitting Through the Back Loop (ktbl)

Knitting Without Looking

Latvian Long-Tail Cast-On

Lefties vs. Righties


Lifelines in Ribbing

Lifted Increases

Linen Stitch

Long Tail Cast-On, Slingshot Method

Long-Tail Cast-On

Make 1 (M1)

Make 1 Below (M1B)

Make 1 Purl-Wise (M1PW)

Making Tassels

Math for Knitters – Calculating Yardage on a Partial Ball of Yarn

Math for Knitters – Casting-On (or Chaining) a Multiple of X + Y

Math for Knitters – Changing Gauge in a Pattern

Math for Knitters – Increasing Evenly Across a Row

Math for Knitters – Substituting Yarns

Mattress Stitch

Mitered Squares

Needle Characteristics

Outline Stitch Bind-Off

Pass Slipped Stitch Over (PSSO)

Pick Up and Knit

Pick Up and Purl

Picking up Wraps

Picot Edge

Pinhole Cast-On

Placing Buttons

Provisional Cast-On

Purl 1 Below (P1B)

Purl Front & Back (pfb)

Purl Stitch

Purl Through the Back Loop (ptbl)

Ravelry Tips – Adding a Project

Ravelry Tips – Finding Pattern Help

Ravelry Tips – Stashed Yarns

Reading Charts

Reading Your Knitting

Reading Your Knitting and Using a Row Counter

Reinforcing Sock Toes and Heels

Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches

Reusing Yarn

Russian Bind-Off

Russian Join

Saving a Dropped Stitch with Scrap Yarn

Seaming Garter Stitch

Setting in Sleeves

Sewn Bind-Off

Simple Magic Loop

Simple Stretchy Bind-Off

Skein, Ball, Hank, Cake

Slip Knot

Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk)

Slip, Slip, Purl (SSP)

Spit Splicing

Steam Blocking

Steaming-Out Yarn Kinks


Stellar Swatching

Storing Knits for Summer

Substituting Yarns

Testing Color Fastness

The Mysteries of Row Gauge

There’s a Knot in My Yarn!

Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn

Tidy Finishing on a Circular Bind-Off


Tinking Increases and Decreases

Tubular Bind-Off

Tubular Cast-On

Tunisian Crochet

Two Color Knitting Tricks

Using a Ball Winder and Swift

Using Circular Needles

Weaving in Cotton Ends

Weaving in Ends

Weaving in Ends in Garter Stitch

Weaving in Ends in Ribbing

Weaving in Ends in Seed Stitch

Why Are There Holes in My Work?

Why is My Knitting Curling?

Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls

Working Few Stitches on DPNs

Wrap and Turn (w&t)

Yarn Over

Yarn Over Bind-Off

Yarn-Overs Between Knit and Purl Stitches