Steaming-Out Yarn Kinks

This video demonstrates a method for smoothing and straightening a few yards of kinked-up yarn, after you’ve ripped back to correct a mistake. If you have more than a few yards to straighten, you’ll want to follow the technique I demonstrate in this video, Reusing Yarn. The shawl on the mannequin is my Learn to […]

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Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches

Whoops! A bunch of stitches just slipped off the end of the needle. You got them back on the needle, but are they twisted now? Here’s how to tell, and a couple of ways of correcting the twisted stitches. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The super big sample I’m using is knit […]

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Advanced Tinking

“Tink” is the word “knit” backwards, and “tinking” means to take out stitches, stitch-by-stitch, to correct a mistake. In this video I demonstrate how to tink back when the stitches aren’t as straightforward as plain knit stitches. This technique will be especially helpful if you need to tink back through a cable or lace pattern. […]

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Reusing Yarn

Ready to unravel? Here is how to prepare used yarn and get it ready to knit again. Note – this process works for both animal fibers (wool, alpaca, etc) and cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, etc.). You may get different results with synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers vary in the way they react, so the only way […]

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Avoiding Ladders

Links to things you’ll see in this video: The pattern for the green sock I’m knitting. The yarn I’m using for the green sock, color “cedar”: The Ravelry page for the pink shawl I’m wearing. My personal Ravelry page for that shawl (includes yarn details). The Ravelry page for the green scarf on the mannequin. […]

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Knitting Inside-Out on DPNs

When you knit with double-pointed needles, is the pretty side of your work on the inside of the tube? People are able knit successfully this way, but most often new knitters end up flipping the work back and forth, which causes problems. Here is how to turn that frown upside-down and turn your work around.

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