Knitting Fundamentals

Knitting Stitches You Need to Know: 7 Free Knitting Stitches

7 FREE Knitting Tutorials for Beautiful Knit Textures

By Kelsey Loughman
Discover seven fun and functional knitting stitches you'll turn to time and time again! Learning new knit stitches is as simply as downloading our FREE Knitting Stitches You Need to Know Guide made exclusively for Craftsy by Lisa Guiterrez, Ashley Little and Andrea Sanchez. Read more »

7 Tips & Tricks for Knitting Toys

By Julie Crawford
Knitted toys and animals are my go-to baby gift: washable, huggable and so adorable even adults love them. Through years of of knitting and gifting toys and stuffed animals, I've picked up a few tricks that makes knitting delightful critters much easier. If you are interested in knitting toys, or like the idea but find them fiddly, try some of these tips. Read more »

Stitching Up Stockinette: How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

By Andrea Sanchez
Stockinette stitch creates a fantastic fabric. It's smooth, polished, and let's be honest, it's an easy knitting pattern to work on while watching TV. Stockinette stitch (abbreviated St st) is a stitch that works well for almost any yarn. It is great for variegated yarns as the simple fabric really allows the colors in the yarn to shine. Read more »
Noro felted tote pattern

Talk and Knit: Knitting Patterns to Take to Your Knitting Group

By Ashley Little

Knitting groups are super fun, but taking a complicated knitting project to the group is not a good idea. It starts innocently enough with a discussion about the latest episode of "Downton Abbey" and before you know it, you're knitting furiously but have no idea where you are in the pattern. Take one of these knitting patterns to your next knitting group and avoid knitting mishaps.

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Circular Knitting Looms: An Alternative Way to Knit

By Ashley Little
Circular Knitting Loom and Skein of Yarn

Remember that knitting doesn't have to be limited to needles. Circular knitting looms are another fun way to knit! Find out when it's beneficial to use a circular knitting loom, plus ideas for some projects you can make on the loom.

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How to Buy Enough Yarn for Your Project

By Ashley Little
Most knitting patterns take the guesswork out of determining how to buy enough yarn for your project. But what if you're modifying the pattern a little, or even designing a pattern on your own? Even substituting yarn can result in a change in how many skeins you'll need to buy. Check out these tips for how to buy enough yarn for your project, whether you're modifying a pattern, substituting yarn, or designing your own pattern. Read more »

The Best Patterns for Knitting While Watching TV

By Ashley Little
Knitting Pattern for TV

We've all been there: you're dying to knit, but you're also dying to watch the latest episode of your favorite TV show. Our free time is precious, so combining two of our favorite pleasures makes sense. But if you don't choose the right knitting project, bad things can happen. Dropped stitches are lurking, waiting for you to look at the TV for just one second too long. Here's what to look for when choosing a knitting pattern to work on while watching TV, plus a few pattern suggestions to help you out!

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