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News : DIY LED Carpet-Light

For the craftsters & LED lovers, great idea by Johanna Hyrkas. The LED carpet-light: a simple, yet novel DIY project. A single strand of LEDs is encased in a knit tube; the knit tube is wound together to form a carpet. Brush up on your knitting skills, and get creative.

How To : Bind Off Knitting on a Circular Needle

Binding off on a circular needle is as easy as binding off on a straight needle. Follow the steps below to learn how to bind off on a circular needle: Knit the first 2 stitches on the needle. Insert left needle into the front of the stitch you knitted first, and pull it over ...more

How To : Crochet a bullion or roll stitch

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a bullion or roll stitch. This is a difficult crochet stitch to accomplish. This video provides an alternative method of completing the crochet stitch using a homemade tool. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete ...more

How To : Do a three-needle bind off for knitting

Stay tuned for this knitting demonstration video. This three needle bind off technique produces a very neat, flexible shoulder seam – and, no sewing is required. Begin by moving the shoulder stitches from their stitch holders to appropriately sized needles. I like to use doub ...more

How To : End a Knit Hat

Some time, when you are making a hat and after you have done your decreases for the crown, you will get to the end of your hat pattern and it will simply say "end the hat". Here's what to do. End Your Hat You will probably have 6 to 10 stitches left on the needle. Push all ...more

How To : Knit a spider stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a spider stitch. A spider stitch is a stitch used in lace making to fill in open spaces with threads resembling a cobweb. The knitter's version of this stitch makes an elegant, open weave pattern.The Continental method i ...more

How To : Bind Off on a Purl Stitch

You've come to the end of your work and are ready to BIND OFF, but you're on a PURL row. What to do? You've learned how to BIND OFF on a knit stitch, but this is something new. Usually you will do the BIND OFF stitch on a knit row, but now your pattern is telling you to BIND O ...more

How To : Cast off a loom when knitting a shawl

Need to know how to cast off? In this free video crafts lesson, Internet crocheting superstar Mikeyssmail offers advice on how to cast off of a loom when knitting a shawl or anything else. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started ...more

How To : Make a Pom-Pon pom pom for baby hats

We don't know why you wouldn't like to make a pom pom. After all, they're cute, chubby, and make anything they're attached to - keyrings, the tops of berets, air - look absolutely adorable. But then again, they do take a lot of patience to make. Watch this tutorial to learn h ...more

How To : Set up a Singer knitting machine

In this video, the demonstrator sets up a knitting machine for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to provide a video guide for going through the first real run through on a knitting machine. This instructional video should help out new machine knitters or folks who w ...more

How To : Change colors in a granny square for right handers

If you've proven yourself beautifully adept at making snug and cozy granny squares (usually used as coasters), then why not add some spice to your crafting by adding different colors to the mix? This tutorial takes granny squares to another level of crochet. Learn how to chan ...more

How To : Take out purl stitches in your knitting

KnitWitch.com will show you how to take out purl stitches in your knitting on this easy to follow video. Tinking, tink, which is knit spelled backwards, is the actual knitting term for removing stitches. This shows how to tink purl stitches and gives great advice on how to hol ...more

How To : Crochet a variation of a ripple stitch

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a variation of the classic ripple stitch. This is an intermediate level crochet project, but the visual guidelines are simple and easy to follow. Use this interesting ripple stitch design to crochet blankets, sweaters, or light ...more

How To : Bind off like a lace stitch when knitting

See how to bind off like a lace stitch when knitting, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars. Judy's knits have appeared in movies, television, and concerts for over thirty years. She herself has been hand-knitting for over fifty. Watch as ...more

How To : Crochet an afghan

In this instructional video series, our expert will demonstrate how to crochet an afghan. She will demonstrate an afghan pattern and how to attach each row of crochet stitches. If you are familiar with crocheting and want to make a beautiful afghan our expert can walk you thro ...more

How To : Knit a triangle shawl using the yarn over increase

In this video, you'll learn how to knit a triangle shawl. This shawl is knitted using the yarn over increase, which is just one of many ways you can knit this shawl. This video takes you step by step through the stitches necessary to make a beautiful and gorgeous triangle shawl.

How To : Crochet flower edging on a hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Knit a Flower Headband

This is a very nice HEADBAND that can be used plain or decorated with a FLOWER. I made mine wide (4 1/2 inches), but you can make yours as wide or narrow as you want. I used Softball Cotton and a size 6 needle. Cast on 3 stitches. Tips Leave a long tail to use for the croc ...more

How To : Make a Flower From a Knitted I-Cord

Once you learn how to knit an I-CORD you will find many different applications in which to use them. One thing I like to do is to make a FLOWER from an I-Cord. The flower can then be applied to a sweater, a blanket, a scarf, a purse. There are limitless possibilities. To make ...more

How To : Crochet a small decorative flower

Looking for a quick-and-easy crochet project (and happen to be right-handed)? Make a small decorative flower from yarn with this crafter's guide. While this tutorial is geared toward people already posessing some knowledge of crocheting, beginners should be able to follow alon ...more

How To : Crochet a flower

Are you interested in doing a crochet project? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to crochet a flower. You will need some yarn, a crochet needle and a pair of scissors.

How To : Make one right (increase) in Continental knitting

This video demonstrates how to make one right or make one back (increase) in continental knitting. This is very neat, tight, invisible increase, but it can be tricky to work. Make one right (increase) in Continental knitting. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com

How To : Double crochet intarsia using a chart or graph

In this five-part video tutorial, learn how to double crochet intarsia using a graph or chart. Intarsia knitting is an advanced knitting method, used to knit with several colors of yarn. The simple heart chart used in this video is available here. Part 1 of 5 - How to Double c ...more

How To : Increase Stitches at the Beginning of a Row

When you make an actual garment you will have to know how to decrease and increase stitches. For this article we'll deal with just the increase. Increasing is adding a stitch (or stitches) to your work. There will be many instances when you will need to know how to increase. ...more

How To : Knit with a serenity loom

This video demonstrates how to knit with a serenity loom. A serenity loom can produce a blanket up to 10 feet. To start, thread a double loop of thread through a straw. Then use the loop of thread to pull through a piece of yarn. The straw will help you place the yarn around t ...more

How To : Knit a Ball

Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, strip ...more

How To : Make a shawl when knitting on a large circle loom

This video shows us how to make a shawl when knitting on a large knitting loom. Here are the following steps: Step 1. First of all take the knitting ring and wrap the wool around it. Now take the wool and form a peg by forming a loop and then turning it clockwise passing it ...more

How To : Sew seams together on a knitted garment

Expert knitter Rachel Ong shows you how to sew the seams of a knitted garment together. All you need is a yarn, a yarn needle, and then sewing the seams together is easy when you follow this video. This is for more advanced knitters. Sew seams together on a knitted garment. Cl ...more

How To : Knit a Snowflake

For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose. Here is the snowflake graph to follo ...more

How To : Cast On at the End of a Row in Knitting

Sometimes your pattern will instruct you to CAST ON AT THE END OF A ROW. CASTING ON AT THE END OF A ROW is quite easy. Here's how to do it: When you come to the end of the row, turn the work as to purl. Cast on, in the usual way, the number of stitches needed. Purl all the ...more

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