Tubular cast on

This technique works well for items such as sock cuffs as it provides a stretchy cast on edge.   With waste yarn cast on half the required number of stitches. While working first round divide stitches evenly across needles Using project yarn: Round 1: [k1, yarn over]...

Kitchener stitch (on three stitch I-cord)

This technique joins two I-cord strips   Place knitting to be joined on two needles and hold them parallel to each other with the end of the needles to the right. Pick up the tail of yarn from one piece of knitting and thread it through the eye of a yarn needle. Using...

Whip stitch seam

The whip stitch is an overcast stitch which can be used to bind the edges of the fabric.   Secure yarn at the back of the fabric, then bring yarn to front. Holding the two pieces with wrong side together work along the seam edge as follows: place needle through layers...

Kitchener stitch

Kitchener stitch can be used to join two pieces of knitting together. With practice, this technique can produce a seamless effect.   Place the stitches to be joined on two needles with the same number of stitches on each. Hold the needles parallel to each other with...

I-Cord

I-cord is a very useful technique. It can be used to create decorative effects or used practically as in belts and straps or even fingers for gloves. It can be knit on a various number of stitches. The basic directions are the same. The main difference for this...

Square knot

A square knot will be secure and not slip. Holding one end of item to be tied (thread, yarn, i-cord) in each hand, place the right end over the left and bring what was the right end underneath and pull it towards the left. You now have reversed the ends. Now bring the...

Color changes in stripes

This technique can be used to reduce the jog effect when knitting stripes in the round At the end of the first round of a new color, pick up a loop from the first stitch in the round below (previous color) and place it on the left needle. Knit that stitch together...

Central Double Decrease

Just as the name says, this technique decreases two stitches. Simple and decorative, when done repeatedly it can create a visually emphasized and centered column of stitches. This decrease makes one stitch out of three. It creates a decorative, slightly raised center...

Color knitting – Stranded

Stranded knitting is used when the pattern repeats more frequently across a row. It is generally used for two-color knitting as in Fair Isle and Scandinavian styles.   Stranding refers to what is done with the yarn that is not in use for the current stitch. It is...