Short Row shaping

Short rows are just as the name indicates– rows that are shorter than the number of stitches on the needles. They are often used to provide shaping, as for bust darts, and sometimes they are used for interesting color changes. The most common time to see short...

Color Knitting – Intarsia

Intarsia is used when you are making blocks of color over several rows. It is good for representative (picture) knitting, as well as geometric shapes which don’t repeat on a small scale, such as argyle sock diamonds. Each color block requires it’s own...

Color Knitting – Mosaic

Mosaic is used for special kinds of repeating patterns and takes two passes to complete a row.   It uses slipped stitches to “ignore” some stitches, then on the return pass, knits (or purls) those stitches in a second color, thus creating the color work...

Color Knitting – Slipped Stitches

Slipped Stitches are similar to mosaic, but can be done in many varying stitch (knit/purl) patterns.   Altering the number of colors used and the texture of the stitch patterns, and combining these with slipped stitches can produce a great variety of overall color...

Afghan seam

General info This decorative seam technique can be used on both crochet pieces and knit pieces. It is accomplished by working loops at the edge of two pieces together using a crochet hook. The loops can be created using one of the following methods:   In knitted...