Tips & Tricks

Getting Started with Magic Loop

In this video I demonstrate how to get started using the magic loop technique to knit a small-circumference tube with a long circular needle. The needles used in my sample are Knitter’s Pride Zing from an interchangeable set. My nail polish is by Gelish, color “Mauve Your Feet”.

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My Favorite Fair Isle Techniques

The hat pattern I use for demonstration is my Learn to Knit Fair Isle pattern/tutorial. The yarn I used for demonstration is Berroco Vintage Worsted. The needles I use are Knitter’s Pride Dreamz. My nail polish is by Gelish, color “Mauve Your Feet”.

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Proactive Lifelines

No need to be afraid of complicated stitch patterns! Proactive lifelines make it easy to rip back a few rows and recover your stitches if you make a mistake, even in lace knitting. The stitch used in my knitted sample is called “Pucker Cable” and is from the book Lace & Eyelets, edited by Erika […]

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Attaching Faux Fur PomPoms to Hats

In this video, I demonstrate how I attach faux fur pompoms so that they are secure, yet removable when I wash the hat. The hat pattern I show is Branta. The details of my Branta hat are on my Ravelry page. The faux fur pompoms I use are the 4″ size from this Etsy shop. […]

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Decreasing in a Charted Pattern

In this video I cover reading decreases in a charted pattern. The fair isle hat I show in the video is my Learn to Knit Fair Isle tutorial. The yarn I used in my fair isle hat is Berroco Vintage Worsted. My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

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Carrying Fair Isle Floats

In this video I demonstrate a couple of ways to carry floats in fair isle knitting. The Knitter’s Pride Royale 16″ 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 My Learn to […]

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Tight Circular Cast-Ons

In this video I demonstrate what to do when your stitches don’t fit around your 16″ needles. The Knitter’s Pride needles I use in the video can be found here: Dreams 16″ Platina 16″ Royale 16″ Bamboo DPNs You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers: Bryson Distributing Accessories Unlimited Knitter’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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