Bind off 3 stitches from one

This bind off  creates a decorative edge.  It requires at least one knit stitch prior to starting. Basically we are knitting into the front, then back, then front again of the stitch on the left hand needle, but binding off as we go.   Directions K1 but don’t...

Cast on for toe up socks

For toe up socks, we need a cast on that will produce a circle of knitting already joined together at the toe.   One method is to cast on half the number of required stitches onto one circular needle. Then knit across these stitches increasing in each one by knitting...

Kitchener bind off for K1, P1 in the round

To obtain a nice stretchy bind off for K1, P1 circular ribbed items such as the tops of sock cuffs, we use a modified Kitchener bind off. The modification is to omit some of the preparatory rows that you see in many instructions (these rows slip half the stitches for...

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...

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...