Techniques

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 Knight, from Interweave Press.

The yarn I used in my sample is KPC Glencoul DK.

The needles I used in my sample are Knitter’s Pride Zing from an interchangeable set.

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 Knit Fair Isle tutorial (the hat pattern shown in the video) can be found here.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Berroco Vintage worsted.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

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 Pride Shop finder

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Berroco Vintage Worsted.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

Norwegian Purling

Norwegian purling is a way to keep the working yarn in back while you’re purling Continental (holding the working yarn in your left hand).

Early on in the video, I say “working yarn in your right hand” – I misspoke. You’ll see in the video that Continental knitters hold the working yarn in their left. 🙂

The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo Double Pointed Needles. (No real need to use DPNs for this technique, I’m just using them here because they’re short and they work well on camera.)

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

Weaving Ends as You Go

In this video I demonstrate a technique for weaving in ends as you knit along, especially effective when working stripes. This method leaves the front of the work unchanged, no double- or triple-thick stitches.

The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo Double Pointed Needles. (No real need to use DPNs for this technique, I’m just using them here because they’re short and they work well on camera.)

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