Techniques

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.

DIY Tutorial – Handmade Bow

Not exactly a knitting video, but how I present knitted gifts!

I mention the audio VeryPink Knits Podcast, which can be found here.

If you’re looking for this same ribbon, I ordered some from here.
That said, I ordered this ribbon in March, and it is now the end of May, and I still haven’t received my order. The company said my ribbons are on backorder.

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

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”.

Seaming Cast-On / Bind-Off Edges

In this video, I demonstrate how to seam CO and BO stitches, which is a bit different than seaming side edges.

You can see all of my seaming videos here.

You can see all of my weaving in ends videos here.

I don’t remember the name of the yarn used in the swatches – it is a bulky wool/alpaca blend.

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”.