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 the pegs of the loom easier. Tie a loop around the anchor of the inside of the loom. Then loop completely around each peg, being sure to place the loops in the middle of the pegs consistantly. Wrap as far as you want your...
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 OFF on a Purl row. Sometimes, like in ribbing, you will need to do both. If you've never bound off purling here are the instructions to follow.
There are so many different ways to cast on knitting. I have my own favorite. It's the way I learned when I first started knitting. My way is called TWO NEEDLE CAST ON. I like this 2 needle method because you don't have to guess how much you need to measure out a length of yarn at the beginning. I also think it makes a tighter and straighter edge.
The Brother KH-930e knitting machine is an old but reliable device. It's age means that it doesn't like interfacing with modern computers though, so it's hard to get patterns from your computer to your machine so it will knit your project. Without this video it's hard, that is. Watch on to learn how to hack a Brother KH-930e to receive any pattern from your computer.
If you use a knitting machine to knit your projects, follow this simple example to knit ribbing. This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to e-wrap for double bed knitting and transfer the carriage. You may want to reference some written instructions in addition to watching this knitting video. With a little practice, you can make it look as easy as this.
Are your socks developing holes? A gap in your favorite scarf? You don't have to throw them out! Darning is a technique used to rejoin a knitted garment that has become undone, and this video shows you how to become your own darner.
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 decrease.
There are many beautiful stitches to learn in knitting. Some are harder than others. Some look hard, but really aren't. The RASPBERRY STITCH (shown in the header) is a quite easy. Once you get into the rhythm of doing it and practice for awhile you'll agree.
You've finished your very first crochet project! Congratulations! But now how do you tie off the yarn in such a way as to keep the whole thing from unraveling? This video demonstrates a simple and easy technique to finish your project and keep it together.
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.
The rice stitch is another easy and versatile stitch. Both sides are different, however they both look nice. This means the work can be used on either side. Pictured in the thumbnail image above is side one of the rice stitch. Pictured below is side two of the rice stitch.
Using two threads at the same time doubles the density, weight, and adds really cool randomized colors for a sharp looking blanket. This instructional crochet video allows you to use two threads as one to make a more random looking pattern within the larger design of the blanket.
A crochet single rib stitch is essentially a fancy way of saying a crochet stitch with an undulating up and down pattern. A "rib," or elevated stitch, runs across the finished piece vertically, forming an interesting pattern that can be used to accentuate scarves and mittens.
This sweet little knitted heart cushion is easy to create and makes a lovely gift. It can also be used as a sachet. Here are the directions.
There are different kinds of knitting needles to choose from for different projects. You will find wooden, plastic or aluminum in different lengths and shapes. There are straight, circular or double pointed.
Most of the time, when you are directed to 'slip a stitch', it will be on a knit row. But there are exceptions and there will be times when you will need to know how to slip a stitch on a purl row.
Watch this instructional knitting video to hang a rag hem on your knitting machine. Add weights to the inside of the knitted hem to keep your knit work straight. You will need a single pronged tool or a three pronged tool. If you knit with a knitting machine, this is an essential trick for getting started with larger projects.
The great thing about a double lattice stitch is that it looks a hell of a lot more complicated than it actually is. With small, lace-like holes and intricate designs, it's great for lightweight scarves and also fuzzy table runners.
Watch this instructional knitting video to hang a knitted hem. Add weights the inside of a hem to keep your knitted piece straight. If you knit with a knitting machine, this is an essential trick for getting started with larger projects.
This instructional knitting video will show you how to knit a garter stitch scarf using bulky weight yarn. If you are a beginner, you may want to avoid knitting your scarf with thin, skinny yarns. These step by step instructions cover casting on, knitting, adding new yarn, and binding off.
This video knitting tutorial demonstrates the directions for knitting Brooke's column of leaves scarf, which is a lacy, leaf pattern. Follow along with the step by step instructions and learn how to knit this beautiful design. Watch this knitting how-to video and make an ornate scarf. It may take a while, but when people ask where your lovely scarf came from, you can say you made it yourself.
Most of the time you will increase on Knit stitches. You can see my article on that here. However, there will be times when you will need to know how to increase on a Purl stitch. Here's how:
The single stitch is a very simple stitch, easy for beginners to master, which can be used to join two granny squares together. This is a useful technique for joining any two crochet pieces together of any size or shape, not just granny squares!
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.
This video shows us how to make a shawl when knitting on a large knitting loom. Here are the following steps:
Sometimes your instructions will include having to CAST ON AT THE BEGINNING OF A ROW. It's not difficult and here's how to do it.
Ever wonder how to cast on with work in progress when knitting? Well, wonder no more with this knitting demonstration video!
Strings of DNA aren't the only things that contain helixes. With a bit of skill and practice, you can make your own rope helix for fun or bondage and bdsm play by watching this video by Two Knotty Boys.
Are you looking to dress your dog in style? Give your pooch the VIP treatment by making him his very own dog sweater! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to crochet a special sweater to keep your special friend warm in the winter!
Adding color on circular needles is as easy, if not easier than adding color on a straight needle. You can use this method for knitting stripes or simply just changing from one color to another.
You will need around twenty feet of thick, sturdy rope (something smooth like jute or nylon will also prevent the harness from digging into your skin). Tie as demonstrated in this video, and you'll have an instant messenger bag for carrying boxy things around!
This is a great knitting tip. See how to switch from a straight needle to a round needle when knitting, and why, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars.
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:
Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or just want to join patchwork knits into a rasta-cool beanie, knowing how to stick pieces together is integral for a tidy project.
It's easy to add a new yarn color in the middle of your row. See how to change colors in the middle of the row when knitting, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars.
Sometimes you will want to add fringe to your knitted scarves. Follow the steps below for an easy way to make fringe.
This is a simple pattern, designed to produce a well-fitting mitten. Both the right and left mittens worked the same up to the shaping for the top of the mitten. A slight adjustment for making one right and one left, then they are worked the same. The gusset for the thumb constructed with the increases made in the center of the gusset, rather than on each side. This makes it easy with a minimal amount of counting stitches as you go. I have been crocheting for 56 years. In doing research for w...
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.
For the knitted purses pictured above, as well as other knitted items requiring a drawstring, like a cinch sack, you will need to know how to crochet the drawstring cord. Watch the video for instructions, and check out the brief steps below.
A big triangle is easy to make. See how to knit a two-toned triangle when stitching, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars.