Knitting is a rewarding hobby and a great skill to master. But, getting started with something new can be overwhelming. In addition to our quick start knitting guide, if you are a visual learner, these videos will really help you learn the basic stitches and then progress to more advanced techniques. We made the videos short and sweet (about 1 minute each) to just focus on the stitch so you can watch, replay, and learn. Have fun knitting!
Knitting in the round is often the preferred method for making everything from hats to sweaters, but with smaller circumferences things can get tricky! Here are several methods for knitting a hat in the round such as using a 16" circular needle, Magic Loop, double pointed needles, FlexiFlips, and two circular needles.
This week Kelley's giving some finishing tips for the Baubles Shawl by Andrea Mowry, including how to use Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off in brioche! This lovely shawl uses techniques like lace, syncopated brioche, and bobbles.
Blocking a finished knit project is important to get even stitches. Knitting with acrylic yarn makes blocking hard, since it doesn't respond like wool. Here's how to steam block acrylic yarn without an expensive steamer.