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...

Double Increase

The double increase can be used to create a decorative column of raised stitches.   Work in pattern up to marker, pick up stitch from below right hand needle and work in pattern. Move yarn to back of work. Move marker. Slip next stitch. Pick up loop from below stitch...

Small Bobble

Small bobbles are a nice way to add that extra little ‘pop’ to your garment. They can also be used for small buttons Knit into the front, then back, then front again of the stitch on the left hand needle. This gives you three stitches from 1 stitch. Turn...

Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette stitch is one of the basic building blocks of what we think of when we think of knitted garments. It produces a fabric with a flat smooth side (aka the “knit side”) and a bumpy side (aka the “purl side”).   Knit back and forth...

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...