Knitting Fundamentals

One-of-a-kind patterns, technique tutorials, and projects galore: what more could a knitter ask for? Enjoy endless knitting inspiration daily on the Bluprint Knitting Blog!

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 »
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Knit vs. Woven Fabrics

By Ashley Little

Whether you’re sewing or knitting, you’ll benefit from knowing the difference between knit and woven fabrics, plus some tricks for working with each.

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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 »

Ultimate Knitting Stash Busters

By Sarah Johnson
Stash Busting Knitted ProjectLet no yarn be wasted! Even the smallest leftover balls of yarn can have some purpose. Whether you’re knitting tiny, multi-colored ornaments, making up extra I-cord as a finishing detail for other craft projects, or using your scraps as stuffing in a teddy bear, there are always ways you can use up those last little remnants of yarn. Read more »

Deciphering Yarn Labels

By Ashley Little
Reading Yarn LabelsHave you ever tried to read a yarn label? It can sometimes be like reading hieroglyphics. Find out what all those crazy symbols mean so you can choose and care for your yarn like a pro. Read more »

One-Day Knitting Projects

By Ashley Little
One Day Knitting ProjectsSometimes you want instant gratification from a knitting project -- and sometimes you wait until the last minute to start knitting a gift for a friend or family member and need it finished ASAP. (Oops!) Knitting a project in one day isn’t impossible, as long as you’re not trying to knit up an entire sweater or other large item. Try these one-day projects and you’ll be finished before bedtime. Read more »