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Russian Grafting

Russian grafting is a decorative way to join two pieces of knitting, no working yarn necessary. Additionally, it leaves no ridge on the back of the work, making it appropriate for pieces worn next to the skin. The needles I used for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs. The crochet hook I used is Knitter’s […]

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Russian Join

You’re knitting along, and you run out of yarn. There are a few ways to attach a new ball – you can spit splice, just tie a knot, or try this technique – the Russian Join. The Russian Join is ideal when you’re working with a cotton or acrylic yarn that will not felt (for […]

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Setting in Sleeves

Setting or “easing” sleeves is probably the most challenging part of finishing a pieced sweater. Here are some tips to make that easier. Info to things you’ll see in this video: The finished sweater I’m seaming is my (yet undyed) Ombre Dyed Sweater, pattern + video tutorials. The clippie markers I use can be found […]

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Seaming Garter Stitch

This is the way I like to seam side-by-side garter stitch, so that the garter stitch ridges line up from one piece to the next. The scarf on the mannequin is my Spiral Scarf, free pattern and video tutorial. The yarn I’m using in the samples is a bulky wool/alpaca blend – sorry I don’t […]

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Grafting Rib Stitches

Here I demonstrate how to do Kitchener Stitch in 2×2 ribbing, so that there are no breaks between the knit and purl stitches. You’ll find this much easier if you already understand how to work Kitchener Stitch in Stockinette stitch. Here is my video on regular Kitchener Stitch. Here are the written instructions for working […]

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