January 29, 2019 2 min read

0 Comments

How-to-Knit Video Tutorials

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!   

How to Cast On

Knitting Basic Stitches

Bind-Offs

Cables

Circular Knitting

Decorative

Increases

Decreases

Fixing Mistakes

Finishing

Socks

AD Staff
AD Staff



Also in Alpaca Direct Blog

How to Knit the Channel Island Bind-Off
How to Knit the Channel Island Bind-Off

November 18, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you know to knit the Channel Island Bind Off. This bind off is similar to the Picot Bind Off but it's a little more subtle in appearance.
Read More
Darn—there's a hole in my knitting!
Darn—there's a hole in my knitting!

November 14, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

Learning to darn is an important skill that'll help you prolong the life of your knitwear. 

Here's a darning technique method to use on thinning areas of your knitwear, particularly applicable to socks. Better to catch the thin area before it becomes an actual hole!
Read More
How to Knit German Short-Rows
How to Knit German Short-Rows

October 22, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley Hobart from Alpaca Direct shows you how to knit German Short-Rows, also known as the double-stitch short-row. These are excellent for sock heels or anytime you need to use short-rows. We love them because they are nearly invisible on the finished project, and they're so easy to work.
Read More