Crochet Techniques

Bohus Knitting: The Story of its Start

By Ashley Little
Bohus KnittingBohus Knitting financially rescued struggling families in 1930s Sweden, making its complex patterns even more admirable. Find out about its origins and download some of these beautiful colorwork patterns. Read more »

Tips for Unfussy Stranded Knitting

By Ashley Little
Stranded Knitting TipsLike most knitters, I learned the tricks to stranded knitting the hard way. Many sweaters were knitted and ripped out, knitted and ripped out, until I figured out my own strategies for perfecting it. And actually, I still don’t feel that I’ve perfected it! Are you ready to try stranded knitting? Get tips from these experts to avoid a few common beginner mistakes. Read more »

Have You Heard About the German Knitting Technique?

By Sarah Johnson
German KnittingAfter learning about all the different knitting techniques used throughout the world (like the Russian knitting technique, the Japanese knitting technique, and the Armenian knitting technique) are you beginning to be a little confused, wondering just how many ways there could possibly be to hold your yarn and work a knit stitch? Well, let’s take the confusion out of one of them: German knitting. Read more »

For a Fabulous Finish, Felt Your Knits

By Sarah Johnson
Felting KnitsCreate a whole new kind of knitted fabric by felting. Turn your individual stitches into a solid piece, to make bags that pens won’t poke through and slippers that look like slippers, not socks. Running a finished knitted project made with the right kind of yarn through a washing machine with hot water will transform your project! Read more »

Combined Knitting Tutorial

By Sarah Johnson
Combined KnittingCombined knitting pairs a Western-slanting knit stitch with an Eastern-slanting purl stitch to make the flattest, most even stockinette fabric around. By wrapping the yarn clockwise on a purl stitch, Combined knitters then position themselves to work the knit row by knitting through the back loop. To account for the different slant of the resulting stitches, combined knitters must be mindful to alter their increases and decreases accordingly. Read more »