Knitting Fundamentals

Tips for Fixing Knitting Errors

By Ashley Little
Tips for Fixing Knitting ErrorsAt one time or another in your knitting past, you've probably made a knitting error. Did you rip out the entire sweater? Give up and throw it in the back of the closet? Next time you make a knitting error, check out these tips to try and save yourself from a total knitting meltdown. Read more »

Add Some Color to Your Knitting

By Ashley Little
Colorful KnitsIt's tempting to knit everything in neutrals. But there are so many gorgeous yarns out there that it seems a shame to keep them hidden from the world! Take a look at these different ways to incorporate color into your knitting, then see if you change your mind next time you reach for that gray yarn! Read more »

The First Step to Knitting: The Slip Knot

By Sarah Johnson
Knitting Slip KnotIn knitting, we always try to avoid making knots in our yarn. We join yarns by knitting with both the old and new yarns for several stitches. We weave in the ends of our yarn rather than tying knots. Knitting and knots don't mix - except at the very beginning. The very first step in any knitting project is to make a slip knot. Read more »

Flip It: Reversible Knitting Stitches

By Ashley Little
Reversible Knitting StitchesMost of the time, I don’t care if the back of my knitting looks pretty, especially if it’s a sweater or a knitted toy that’s going to be seamed up. But there are some cases when a reversible stitch is important. No matter which way you turn it, the reversible stitches featured in this roundup look fabulous. Read more »

How to Knit in the Round with Double-Pointed Needles

By Ashley Little
Knitting with Double-Pointed NeedlesKnitting with double-pointed needles, or DPNs, can be tricky. But like any other knitting project, the hardest part is just getting started. Here are some tips and tricks for how to hang on to those stitches and successfully knit in the round. Read more »

Discover New Color Combinations with Color Wheels

By Ashley Little
Color WheelMost crafters have go-to colors we use all the time when we craft. But if you’re making something for a friend or just need to step out of your color comfort zone, a color wheel can be helpful. Let’s take a look at how a basic color wheel can be used to inspire new color combinations for your next project. Read more »

Knitting Fundamentals: Get Started or Brush Up

By Ashley Little
For a beginner, knitting can be daunting and scary. There’s more than one way to cast on, there are hundreds of weird tools (I’m looking at you, cable needle!), and staring at how-to instructions for hours can give you a headache. But you don’t have to master intarsia on your first day of knitting. Take it slow, and learn the fundamentals to get started with minimal stress. Whether you’re brand new to knitting or just need a little refresher, having these skills in your back pocket will help you tackle nearly any basic knitting pattern. Read more »

Learn Loop Cast-On Knitting

By Sarah Johnson
Loop Cast-On KnittingLearn how to cast-on or add stitches in the middle of a row by making a loop out of your yarn. By holding only one needle, you can create new stitches by creating a loop in your working yarn and placing it on the needle. Unlike a yarn-over, a loop cast-on stitch will have an edge and function like a regular knitted stitch. Read more »