Techniques

Stitch Markers, Ring Markers, and Marking a Stitch

In this video, I cover everything and anything you ever wanted to know about stitch markers.

The Knitter’s Pride Platina circular 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

The shawl pattern I’m knitting is now available, you can see it here on Ravelry. You can see my project page, including info on the exact colors I used, here.

Here is an Etsy search result for ring stitch markers.

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

Knit-Front-Back (KFB) Alternative

The KFB increase is an easy increase to work, and my personal favorite. This alternative way of working the stitch leaves you with a smoother fabric, minus the “purl bump”.

I mention the VeryPink Knits audio podcast, which can be found here, or in your favorite podcast app.

A regular KFB is worked this way.

The needles I use in this video are Lykke interchangeables.

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

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

Tips for a Nice Ribbed Cuff

In this video I put together several tips for making a nice ribbed cuff.

The Knitter’s Pride Royale 16″ circular 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

The yarn I used for demonstration is Berroco Vintage Worsted.

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

One Row Scarf

The One Row Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a simple scarf that I recommend as an easy pattern that always knits up into a great looking scarf. In this video I walk through the stitches and tips on knitting this scarf.

You can find the free One Row Scarf pattern on the Yarn Harlot’s website.

You can visit the Yarn Harlot’s blog here.

There are over 10,000 pattern pages for this scarf! You can see other knitters’ finished scarves and get ideas for your own by browsing here.

The cast-on for this pattern is “a multiple of 4, plus 2”. If you need help understanding this, this video will help.

Here is my video on adding fringe.

Detailed info on the gray scarf I knit can be found here.

The yarns I used in my examples are both Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal.

You can use any needles for this pattern (straight or circular), I’m using double-pointed needles only because they are short and fit well on camera.

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

Crocheted Seam

In this video I demonstrate a crocheted seam, and we take a look at how it compares to the mattress stitch.

The Knitter’s Pride Dreamz crochet hooks I use in the video can be found here.

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

The swatches I used for demonstration are knit with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needle gauge I show in the video can be found here.

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

Casting-On Without a Slip Knot

In this video we take a look at how using or not using a slip knot in your cast-on changes the look of your knitting, and I demonstrate how to cast-on without a slip knot in a couple of different long-tail COs.

The yarn I use for demonstration is Spud & Chloe Outer.

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

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

2 x 2 Tubular Cast-On

This cast-on is great for the brim of hats, and can be easily substituted in if the hat pattern calls for a regular 2×2 rib.

You can see my 1×1 Tubular Cast-On video here.

Instructions for working this cast-on:
1. Using a provisional cast-on and scrap yarn, cast-on HALF of the total number of stitches you need.
2. Starting at the slip knot end with a knit row, knit 4 rows of stockinette stitch (knit a row. purl a row).
3. Remove the provisional cast-on and slip those stitches on to another needle, line up those needles.
4. Knit 2 knit stitches from the front needle, 2 purls from the back needle, repeat those Ks and Ps across all of the stitches.
5. If you are joining in-the-round, this is the time to join in-the-round.

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

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

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

Reactive Lifelines Using a Circular Needle

If you’ve already made a mistake and a “reactive” lifeline will keep you from making an unraveling mess, a tiny circular needle is a good tool to use.

The 40″ size 0 US needle I use for this technique is an Addi Turbo needle.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The DPNs I used are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

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

Multiple Increases in One Stitch

In this video I demonstrate increases that go beyond the normal one-stitch increase, on both the knit and purl side of the work.

I mention a pattern called Fox Paws (not my design), you can see it here.

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

The needles I uses are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

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