Techniques

Carrying Fair Isle Floats

In this video I demonstrate a couple of ways to carry floats in fair isle knitting.

The Knitter’s Pride Royale 16″ needle set I use in the video can be found here.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

My Learn to Knit Fair Isle tutorial (the hat pattern shown in the video) can be found here.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Berroco Vintage worsted.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

Tight Circular Cast-Ons

In this video I demonstrate what to do when your stitches don’t fit around your 16″ needles.

The Knitter’s Pride needles I use in the video can be found here:
Dreams 16″
Platina 16″
Royale 16″
Bamboo DPNs

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Berroco Vintage Worsted.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

Norwegian Purling

Norwegian purling is a way to keep the working yarn in back while you’re purling Continental (holding the working yarn in your left hand).

Early on in the video, I say “working yarn in your right hand” – I misspoke. You’ll see in the video that Continental knitters hold the working yarn in their left. 🙂

The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo Double Pointed Needles. (No real need to use DPNs for this technique, I’m just using them here because they’re short and they work well on camera.)

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

Weaving Ends as You Go

In this video I demonstrate a technique for weaving in ends as you knit along, especially effective when working stripes. This method leaves the front of the work unchanged, no double- or triple-thick stitches.

The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo Double Pointed Needles. (No real need to use DPNs for this technique, I’m just using them here because they’re short and they work well on camera.)

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

Alternating Hand Dyed Yarns

When you’re using hand dyed yarns, it’s a good idea to have two balls of yarn going at once to avoid color pooling. In this video I demonstrate how I keep the work neat while alternating two balls of yarn.

The Knitter’s Pride 16” circulars I use in the video can be found here.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The scarf pattern I mention in the video can be found here.

The hand-dye yarns I use in the video are both by Twisted Owl Fibers, more info here.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

Converting a Flat Pattern to Circular

In this video, I talk about the basics of converting a pattern that is designed to be knit flat, to a pattern that is knit in-the-round (in a tube). I’ve broken it down into four points:

1. Think about the structure of the piece – is this modification a good idea?
2. Subtract two stitches for every seam (the first and last stitch of the row).
3. Convert wrong-side rows to right-side rounds.
4. If you need help, schedule a private lesson with the knitting teacher at your local yarn shop.

The hat pattern in the thumbnail photo is Divelish (a pattern that is written in-the-round).

Using Blocking Wires

In this video I explain blocking wires, and another great blocking tool, Knit Blockers.

The Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers set I use in the video can be found here.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The shawl in the video is called Sharbella.

I ordered the blocking wires I’m using from Amazon.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

Edge Tension

In this video I break down the steps to get good edge tension, and talk about the habits that can leave you with a less-than-perfect edge.

The needles I use for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

The yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.