Tips & Tricks

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Binding-Off in the Middle of a Row

There are several reasons that a pattern will have you binding-off stitches in the middle of a row – the necklines of sweaters, for example. In this video I show you how to do that, while keeping the correct stitch count. The basketweave stitch in my sample is the stitch I use in my Mimi […]

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Knitting Double Stranded

The clog/slipper pattern I mention in the video can be found here. The pattern I used in my swatch is Mock Rib. The yarn I’m using is Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo. The needles I use are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs. The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”. My silver ring […]

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Tinking Increases and Decreases

Whoops – you’ve made a mistake several stitches back, and “tinking” (unraveling one stitch at-a-time) is your best option for correcting the mistake – but the row you’ve knit is full of increases and/or decreases. In this video, I show you how to tink back through common increases and decreases. Other videos available on tinking: […]

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Knitting Help – Comparing Increases

In this video, I show how different increases look side-by-side, and talk about how to substitute one for the other. A bit more complicated than substituting decreases, some increases “use up” a stitch, while others do not. The “sister” video comparing decreases can be found here. Slow demonstrations of the increases shown: Yarn-Over KFB (knit […]

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Knitting Help – Comparing Decreases

Sometimes patterns, especially older patterns, will tell you to decrease without specifying which decrease to use. Or you may be working a pattern where you think a different decrease will work better than the one the pattern calls for. In this video, I compare three popular decreases side-by-side so you can see the differences. Slow […]

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Ravelry Tips – Adding a Project

Adding your knitting and crochet projects to Ravelry is the most basic and important way to contribute to the Ravelry community. You can add as little or much information as you like, from notes to yourself to photos for the world to see. In this video, I walk you through the basics of adding a […]

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Ravelry Tips – Finding Pattern Help

We’ve all been there – stuck on a pattern and in need of some help. In this video, I show you some ways to get answers to your questions, and show you how to find info on modifying patterns. There is one more way to get pattern help that I missed in the video! Sometimes […]

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Why is My Knitting Curling?

Why is my knitting curling, and will blocking stop the curling? Two questions knitters often ask me. In this video, I address those questions, show you when curling is a good thing, and explain the difference between stitch combos that curl and those that don’t. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The alpaca […]

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Testing Color Fastness

Will those colors run together once the yarn gets wet? It’s a good idea to find out before you knit those stripes! Here’s my method for testing yarn colors before I knit them together. Information on things you’ll see in this video: The cowl I’m wearing is my Sixes and Threes Cowl, pattern + video […]

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Ravelry Tips – Stashed Yarns

Looking for ideas on some yarn you have stashed? Or want to browse other people’s stashed yarns – maybe to locate some yarn you need to finish a project? In this video I demonstrate how to navigate Ravelry in relation to stashed yarns. To follow this video and see the screen clearly, I recommend expanding […]

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