Knitting Fundamentals

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Don’t Fear the Armscye

By Ashley Little
Sleeveless Cable HoodieWhat happens when you see a beautiful, gotta-have-it pattern and that scary word "armscye" appears in the instructions? Learn what an armscye is and why it's important for your knitting. Read more »

Tips for Sewing Up Your Knitting

By Ashley Little
Tips for Sewing Up Your KnittingEvery now and then, we knitters have to be multi-talented and add sewing to our list of skills. Like weaving in ends (yuck!), it's just one of those things we have to do as part of finishing a project. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you sew up your knitting. Read more »

Decode the Types of Knit Stitches

By Ashley Little
Types of Knit StitchesIf you're new to knitting, some of the lingo floating around the Craftsy blog may sound like a foreign language to you. Don't worry! We'll help you decode all those weird words -- and maybe even convince you to try a few new stitches. Read more »

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 »

The Beginning: A Good Place to Start Learning to Knit

By Sarah Johnson
Knitting Cast-OnYou won’t learn everything there is to know about knitting from one blog post. But here, you will learn the very first steps, including how to get your first row of stitches on to a needle and how to transition into the knit stitch. This is the tutorial I give to my friends when I’m first teaching them to knit. Read more »