How To Knit The Left Twist

How To Knit The Left Twist

by AD Staff April 25, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you how to knit the Left Twist.  This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.

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How To Knit the Right Twist

How To Knit the Right Twist

by AD Staff April 25, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Learn How to Knit the Right Twist Knitting Stitch Kelley shows you how to knit the Right Twist. This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.
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The Crochet Cast On - Knitting Tutorial

The Crochet Cast On - Knitting Tutorial

by AD Staff April 14, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

In this video, Kelley shows you how to cast on using the Crochet Cast On Technique.  This Cast On allows you to seam your edges more easily.  This is an unstructured cast on that uses your actual working yarn vs. a regular provisional cast on that uses scrap yarn to complete the technique.
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How To Insert a Lifeline | Knitting Tutorial

How To Insert a Lifeline | Knitting Tutorial

by AD Staff April 13, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you how to insert a lifeline in your knitting. This is a great technique to use in case you make a mistake and need to go back to a previous row. You will have a secure line to rip back to where the stitches are correctly oriented and can be easily put back on your needles. It is also a great to use when lace knitting and complex cable knitting.
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How to Put Your Stitches Back onto the Knitting Needles

How to Put Your Stitches Back onto the Knitting Needles

by AD Staff April 05, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Did your needles fall off your work? No worries! Kelley Hobart from Alpaca Direct shows you how to get your stitches back onto the needles quickly and easily.
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How to Knit the CDD (Center Double Decrease) Knitting Stitch

How to Knit the CDD (Center Double Decrease) Knitting Stitch

by AD Staff March 30, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shows you how to knit the CDD stitch (Center Double Decrease). This knitting stitch is excellent for the bottom of a v-neck sweater.
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How I Made the Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry

How I Made the Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry

by Kelley Hobart March 26, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

This super fun shawl has an even larger canvas for color play! This pattern includes a recipe, to make it all your own, or row by row directions for those who want to play it safe! Using yarn we carry in our store and background yarn from my stash, I was able to make this beautiful shawl for around $30.
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Three-Needle Bind-Off Knitting Tutorial

Three-Needle Bind-Off Knitting Tutorial

by AD Staff March 19, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shares tips on how to complete a 3-needle bind-off. This bind-off can be used to seam two ends of a knitted flat piece together. Use it join shoulder stitches for a sturdy, long-lasting seam.

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TSK (Twin Stitch Knit) for Perfect Short-Rows—Knitting Tutorial

TSK (Twin Stitch Knit) for Perfect Short-Rows—Knitting Tutorial

by AD Staff March 15, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley demonstrates how to knit the TSK (Twin Stitch Knit) knitting technique. Twin Stitches are a clean way to create short rows and are used with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel
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How to Knit a Hat From the Top Down

How to Knit a Hat From the Top Down

by Kelley Hobart March 02, 2019 0 min read 0 Comments

Here are some tips on how to make a cute hat using a pattern called A Little to the Left by Amy Gunderson and the Universal Design Team using Universal Classic Shades Big Time Yarn.
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SK2P (Slip, Knit 2 Together, Pass Slip Stitch Over) Knitting Tutorial

SK2P (Slip, Knit 2 Together, Pass Slip Stitch Over) Knitting Tutorial

by AD Staff February 27, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley shares a quick tutorial on how to knit the SK2P stitch (Slip, Knit 2 Together, Pass Slip Stitch Over) in this knitting tutorial. It is also called a left-leaning double decrease.
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Knitting For Beginners | Resources, Videos, Tips and Techniques

Knitting For Beginners | Resources, Videos, Tips and Techniques

by AD Staff February 27, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

That's great you are interested in learning to knit. If you like to learn by watching videos, be sure to check out our quick How To Knit videos here.

Why Learn To Knit?

There's a host of reason but here are few! 

  • Knitting is relaxing and relieves stress
  • Knitting is a social activity you can enjoy with others
  • Knitting allows you to user your brain and could help in the prevention of alzheimer's and dementia
  • Knitting allows you to be creative
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