Brioche - all you need to know from the expert The Queen of Brioche Nancy Marchant explains all about Brioche. She has spent many years learning the stitch, coming up with a universal stitch abbreviations the BRK and the BRP and designing some lovely patterns
Buttonholes Learn to knit series - buttonholes, horizontal and vertical
CABLES Cable-knit sweaters and accessories are time-honored classics in the knitting world. There are several versions of the cable stitch; here are a few to choose from as you move on to this more advanced style of knitting. And don't be intimidated; cabling is much simpler than it looks!
Definitions of Cable Knitting Pattern Symbols There are a variety of methods that can be used when it comes to knitting cables. There are also many ways for these particular pattern instructions to be represented by their abbreviations.
How to block a lace shawl Once finish knitting and binding off a lace shawl, you may be a bit ‘at a loss’ for how to finish the project. If you haven’t blocked before, simply follow along with these instructions and get started.
How to Cable Simple cabling instructions with some free patterns too
How to dye wool with food colouring Even though the world is full of gorgeous yarns, kettle-dyed, hand painted, and painstakingly designed. Independent yarn dyers agonize over their colour choices, dye methods, and fibre content. Even though there's a plethora of yarn, no one knows exactly what colours are your favourites: and after all, dyeing your own yarn is just plain fun.
How to Knit a yarn Over Learning to knit a yarn over is a great tool to have in your knitting bag of tricks. This stitch is an easy way to make an increase or, add lace detail, or when paired with a decrease, a buttonhole.
How to knit the Knot Stitch This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the knot stitch. This stitch creates tightly knit diagonal rows of knots making for sophisticated texture. The knot stitch would be great for sweaters, hats, purses and scarves.
How to knit the Raspberry stitch How to knit the Raspberry stitch
how to do the two stitches used to make the raspberry stitch, which are purl 3 stitches together, and knit 1 purl 1 knit 1 in the same stitch.
How to pick the right needles How to pick the right needles for you and your knitting.
Whether it's wood, metal, or plastic, what your needles are made of really does matter.
How to recycle yarn from sweaters I am going to go through the different aspects that you need to consider when you begin to make your own recycled yarn and while I do so I will refer you to some of the best posts and videos where you can see what I am talking about. I am not going to go into detail about everything because there is so much written already about this and I just want to summarize this and point you in the right direction.
How to stop stocking stitch from curling If you cast on and knit a stocking stitch square, cast off and let it go it will often roll itself into a tube. A project that can’t roll at both ends (such as a sweater or even a baby hat) will tend to curl up at the loose edge. If you pin both cast on and cast off down, it may roll at the sides. This is known as a rolled brim or rolled edge, and is a design feature on many patterns. But if it’s not what you had in mind, what can you do?
The pattern introduction by Kate Atherley Calling all designers! However good your pattern looks in photographs, if it doesn’t read well, knitters won’t buy it! Learn how to write a pattern introduction with Kate Atherley…
Triangular shawl construction I was thinking about all the different ways one can construct the shawl. Take for example a triangular shawl. There are at least 3 different ways it could be knitted:
Understanding crown shaping Hat styles are determined by how the crown is shaped. Woolly Wormhead explains how to construct your own designs.
Understanding knitting patterns and charts Deciphering knitting patterns and charts Becoming a savvy pattern buyer its you know, knitting is made up of stitches, rows, decreases, and increases. You can ¥ \ make it all up as you go along, of course, but if you want to repeat someone else’s work, you either have to be by her side the whole time (which might be okay if that knitter is your mom) or you have to come up with a way of translating the knitting onto paper.
Understanding positive ease Ease is all about fit. Some clothes and knits are designed to have a close fitting shape, and some are designed to be loose. The amount of space between a garment and your body is known as “ease”.
Using Excel to aid in writing multi-sized patterns Excel can be used to help you organize and plot your final pattern. Unfortunately, it can't do all the dirty work, but you can find yourself being a bit more consistent, if you let the program do your calculating.
Using Excel to change tension Want to adapt your stitch counts for a different yarn or tension? Ellen Gill explains how Excel can do the sums for you quickly in this week's Midweek Masterclass.