Knitting Techniques

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How to Knit Seed Stitch

By Ashley Little

If you know how to do a basic knit and purl stitch, you can become a seed-stitchin’ expert in a snap. Enjoy a step-by-step tutorial, plus some pattern inspiration for putting your new skills to use!

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Knitting Backwards (& Avoiding Purling!)

By Emily Vanek
Knitting BackwardsKnitting backwards is a technique that has been around for ages. It is just as it seems. Instead of turning the work to purl the next row, you can simply knit that row backwards and it produces the same results. Still not convinced? Here are a few ways that knitting backwards can come in handy. Read more »

Exploring Colors for Your Knitting

By Craftsy
One of the fabulous things about knitting is getting to play with colors of all kinds. Unlike shopping for hats or sweaters in a store and being limited to only the half dozen or so colors on the rack, our only limitation as knitters is having to make a choice among the many hundreds of possibilities! Here are some tips for selecting perfect colors for your project. Read more »

Colorful Adventures with Stranded Knitting

By Craftsy
Stranded Knitting: HatStranded knitting produces incredibly eye-catching garments, and knitting with two or more colors also tends to make these items quite a bit warmer than single-color items. What’s not to love about knitting projects that are both beautiful and practical at the same time? Read more »

Brioche Knitting Inspiration: Project Spotlights!

By Craftsy
Brioche Knitting InspirationBrioche knitting is getting to be a pretty hot thing here in the US! That's thanks in part to Nancy Marchant, who brought this popular European technique over to our shores. But she's also brought her knowledge to Craftsy where she teaches the online Craftsy class, Explorations in Brioche Knitting. Here we take a look at some of the creative knitting projects on Craftsy that employ the brioche method. Read more »