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How To : Knit in a new ball of yarn

This video will teach you how to join a new ball of yarn to your knitting using the "knitting in" method. With sly handiwork you can begin to weave in a new ball of yarn without dropping the old strand of yarn. It helps to knit in the new yarn in a less visible area.

How To : Add a new ball of yarn when knitting

See how to add a new ball of yarn when knitting, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars. Judy's knits have appeared in movies, television, and concerts for over thirty years. She herself has been hand-knitting for over fifty. Watch as she t ...more

How To : Litter Box Train Your New Kitten

I love cats (dogs too - but that's a subject for a different article...;o)). There are few things more enjoyable than welcoming an adorable little kitten into one's house; watching them inspect their mysterious new surroundings - timidly at first - and then quickly make it the ...more

How To : Pick Up Stitches on an Edge

There will be times when you will want to knit an edging onto your work. Here's how to do it. It's best to use a smaller needle for edging than the one you used for the project. Go into every stitch on the edge with your needle. Put the stitches onto your needle as you PICK TH ...more

How To : Pick up stiches for knitting

In this video you can learn about gauge, picking up stitches, and joining a new ball of yarn. Part 1 of 2 - How to Pick up stiches for knitting. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pick up stiches for knitting.

How To : Do a knit-in join of same color yarn

This video shows how to do a knit-in join of the same color yarn. This will join your new ball of same color yarn in a way that won't show in your finished product. Do a knit-in join of same color yarn. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com

How To : Make an all-natural dryer ball from yarn

Tired of static cling? You can make your very own dryer balls that will prevent your clothes from having static clean and it only takes some yarn and pantyhose. You can even make scented dryer balls using this method. Make a dryer ball that will eliminate static cling without ...more

How To : Knit for Beginners

So Christmas is coming up, and you want to make a couple of presents for your friends and family, who you don't really feel like splurging on- but want to make something from the heart. You've tried other stuff, and you totally failed at the Cross-stitch from last year, have y ...more

How To : Wind a center pull ball of yarn

A classic demonstration on how to wind a center pull ball of yarn. take the end of the yarn and wrap it around Your fingers. Keep wrapping over the first loop to shape it like a ball but keep the first loop sticking out. When everything has been winded up, just pull the first ...more

How To : Start knitting the basics

Cat Morley and her charming Scottish accent show you how to knit in this video crafting tutorial. Learn how to cast on, hold the knitting needles, knit stitch, pearl stitch, change a ball of yarn (great for changing colors, or even when running out of yarn), decrease stitches, ...more

How To : Knit a Little Heart Cushion

This sweet little knitted heart cushion is easy to create and makes a lovely gift. It can also be used as a sachet. Here are the directions. First the graph: Next, the written instructions. You must make two of them. Cast on (CO) 2 stitches. Increase (Inc.) 1 stitch on each ...more

How To : Knit a Ball

Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, strip ...more

How To : Knit a garter stitch scarf

This instructional knitting video will show you how to knit a garter stitch scarf using bulky weight yarn. If you are a beginner, you may want to avoid knitting your scarf with thin, skinny yarns. These step by step instructions cover casting on, knitting, adding new yarn, and ...more

How To : Wind a skein of yarn into a usable ball

Like getting your watercolor papers and paints ready before you unravel a Monet-worthy masterpiece for the ages, knitting takes some prepwork that many beginning knitters may forget about. While it may seem that alll you need are two knitting needles and a ball of yarn, skeins ...more

How To : Make yarn hair falls

Emily from Girlispoision takes us through crafting yarn falls, a new and interesting sort of hair accessory for girls and women of all ages. First, obviously, you need yarn. Second, you'll need a glue stick, for general construction. Third, you'll need a nice large flat surfac ...more

How To : Add a new yarn to your crochet project

Looking to get started in the world of crochet? In this video courtesy of Craft Mastery, learn how! Quite often in crochet you would need to join a new yarn of a different color or sometimes yarn simply breaks or ends. In this video, learn how to add yarns without this happening!

How To : Use a yarn ball winder and and umbrella swift

This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to use a yarn ball winder and umbrella swift. Use the umbrella swift to wind balls of yarn onto a ball winder. Never let a quantity of yarn go to waste from being tangled up. If you are a devout knitter, you will want to have ...more

How To : Crochet a left handed eight-point snowflake

Choose a cheap leaflet, get a size H hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn. Your yarn loops spend most of their time on the part of hook between the taper and the thumb-rest. However, this doesn't seem like the right thing to do, and you are right. The working area on a threa ...more

How To : Control the yarn tension in your crochet projects

The key to controlling the tension in your crochet project comes from the yarn ball. This tutorial shows you a couple tips on how to set up your yarn, and then a few techniques on using your hands to add the right amount of tension to your projects.

How To : Upcycle an old bed sheet into yarn for knitting

We enjoy the fuzzy wool yarns at craft stores as much as any other knitter, but did you know that yarn doesn't have to be made from wool or any of the typical yarn fibers? In fact, you can make your own yarn at home. Don't worry, we're not going to put you in front of a weavin ...more

How To : Knit with double pointed needles

Have you ever wanted to knit with double pointed needles? Don't be intimidated by them anymore! Follow along in this great how to video, and you'll be on your way in no time! Learn how to knit with double pointed needles: We are starting with forty stitches. Be sure that stitc ...more

How To : Swatch a round in knitting with less wasted yarn

Swatching for work in the round is necessary because people often have different tensions between how they work a knit and a purl. This method of working a flat swatch from the front wastes less yarn and is neater than leaving a long loop across the back of every row. Watch th ...more

How To : Increase Stitches at the Beginning of a Row

When you make an actual garment you will have to know how to decrease and increase stitches. For this article we'll deal with just the increase. Increasing is adding a stitch (or stitches) to your work. There will be many instances when you will need to know how to increase. ...more

How To : Knit a scarf for yourself this winter

Stay warm this winter with your own "MIY" (make it yourself) scarf! Learn to knit a scarf for a relaxing pastime and to engage in a constructive and creative activity. You Will Need: • An 8-ounce skein of four-ply yarn • No. 10 knitting needles • Time Step 1: Make a slipknot ...more

How To : Make a weave it to beaver necklace

Want to make a gift for a friend? Or just something fun for yourself? Just grab some yarn and get ready to make the Weave it to Beaver Necklace, shown in this how-to jewelry-making video! You will need a ball of yarn and a pair of scissors. Follow along with this video activit ...more

How To : Knit An I Cord

Knitting an I Cord seems like a mystery, but it's quite simple. There are lots of uses for an I CORD. Some ways to use an I Cord include using them for handles on a purse or bag. An I Cord can also be used for ties on hats or it can be used as a decorative add-on to embellish ...more

How To : Weave in loose ends when knitting

This is a video on how to weave in ends on kniting. First take two ends at a time, tie the new color and a half not around the current working color, and tie them. The thread the end onto the yarn needle, and go througha few of the yarn stitches. Next give it a little pull to ...more

How To : Crochet without loosing your ball of wool

Watch this crochet video for a tip on retaining that runaway ball of yarn. When using a small ball of wool in crochet projects, it helps to keep the wool in a ceramic bowl. As the yarn unwinds, the ball can roll but will stay in place, avoiding the danger of rolling under the ...more

News : 2 New LEGO Great Ball Contraptions (GBC)

The concept stems from aRube-Goldberg style contraption, only it is done with Legos. Each module of the the contraption is built so it can connect another. Below is an example of one module and then several connected together. How complicated a way can you transfer Lego soccer ...more

How To : Make a yarn pom pom ball

Add even more personal touches to your crocheted items. This how to video is a tutorial on how to make pom pom balls out of yarn. These pom pom balls are super easy to make and are a great way to decorate scarves and hats.

How To : Wind yarn onto a cone for machine knitting

If you knit with a knitting machine, a cone of yarn proves much more useful than a standard ball of yarn. This instructional knitting video demonstrates how an electric cone winder works. This little machine allows one to quickly wind a ball of yarn onto a cardboard cone.

How To : Knit a Mobius Dog Scarf

If you save scraps of yarn, and have a dog, this is an easy project for you. The Mobius scarf has the advantage of not having any ends to come untied, or dangle down for your dog to trip over, or get tangled in branches and stuff. I made this one for Pepper, my 16lb rat terrie ...more

How To : Bind Off Knitting on a Circular Needle

Binding off on a circular needle is as easy as binding off on a straight needle. Follow the steps below to learn how to bind off on a circular needle: Knit the first 2 stitches on the needle. Insert left needle into the front of the stitch you knitted first, and pull it over ...more

How To : Bind Off or Cast Off Knitting

You have learned to Cast On, you know how to do the Knit Stitch and the Purl Stitch. Now you've come to the end of your first project and you don't know what to do next. You will need to know how to Bind Off. Binding off, sometimes called Casting off, is how you end your work. ...more

How To : Make Icosahedral Planet Ornaments

In honor of the new Astronomy World, I thought we should look at a few planetary icosahedrons. The icosahedron is the most round of the Platonic solids with twenty faces, thus has the smallest dihedral angles. This allows it to unfold into a flat map with a reasonably acceptab ...more

How To : Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins

Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more

How To : Loom Knit The Twisted Knit Stitch

Hello Looming friends! I've uploaded my first tutorial. The video will be included below or you can catch it and new videos by subscribing to my YouTube channel. Just click subscribe and check the box to email you. You'll be emailed when I upload videos. Learn more about what ...more

News : Up in Stitches!! (Loom Knit)

Getting started on the loom? START HERE for your first cast on and stitch technique. First Loom Stitch: E wrap or Single Stitch When you first pick up a loom, the instruction book usually teaches you ONE stitch. It is called the Ewrap or in regular knitting also called the si ...more

How To : Loom-knit a poodle scarf using Pomp-a-Doodle yarn

If you have some looming skills when it comes to knitting, then this scarf should be a great project to try out! It's a poodle scarf, called that because of its use of Pomp-a-Doodle yarn from Red Heart. It's an exceptional scarf that you can loom-knit in virtually no time! You ...more

How To : Knit the Knit Stitch

Once you have learned to Cast On, you will need to learn the Knit Stitch. Once you have learned the Knit Stitch, you will be able to start a project! Position your needles. To start, hold the yarn and the needle with the stitches in your left hand. The empty needle is in you ...more

How To : Hold a hook and yarn in crochet

In this video, we learn how to hold a hook and yarn in crochet. First, grab your hook at the thumb grip. Then, practice how you like to hold your hook so it feels most comfortable with your hand. After this, grab your yarn and wrap it around the hook, placing tension in the st ...more

How To : Use a yarn bowl when knitting

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a yarn bowl when knitting. The side of the bowl will have a slit in it where you can place your yarn while you are working on a project. Use hand wound balls or any other type. First place the yarn in the bowl and then string it through th ...more

How To : Crochet a goldfish style dog or cat chew toy

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet a goldfish style dog or cat chew toy. Start with a slipknot, then chain 2. Now, do 5 single crochets next to the hook. Then, do a slip stitch to finish and then knot. Now, make the eyeball by using a yarn needle and black yarn. Go thro ...more

How To : Make tarn (t-shirt yarn) from old t-shirts

Got a bag of old t-shirts that have been with you too long that you don't want to throw them away, but are piling up too fast that you're tempted to toss them on the counter at the Salvation Army? Keep your old t-shirts by your side without compromising storage space by making ...more

How To : Knit socks

Socks may be one of the lamest gifts you could get someone, especially a child… or a boyfriend or girlfriend. But there is one exception… homemade knitted socks. Make these super simple, handcrafted socks for everyone in your family. You Will Need * Two size 8 knitting needle ...more

How To : Make a paper bag puppet

In order to make a puppet out of a paper, you will need the following: a paper bag, glue, eyes, markers, cotton balls, sock, and yarn. With the fold up the small paper bag facing you, on a flat surface, glue the eyes on to the folded portion of the bag. Glue the cotton ball o ...more

How To : Make a folded-paper butterfly ball with origami

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an origami butterfly ball. Begin by making a water bomb base with a squared paper. To do this, fold the paper both horizontally and vertically in half. Then fold the paper diagonally in half on both sides. The paper should have ...more

How To : Knit with a serenity loom

This video demonstrates how to knit with a serenity loom. A serenity loom can produce a blanket up to 10 feet. To start, thread a double loop of thread through a straw. Then use the loop of thread to pull through a piece of yarn. The straw will help you place the yarn around t ...more

How To : Make funky yarn pom poms

This video demonstrates how to make a funky yarn pom pom. Take a yarn of your choice that matches your scarf. Take one end of the string and start winding it not too tightly around your fingers. Leave back enough string for the pom pom for the other end. Cut the string using a ...more

How To : Do the half-double crochet stitch for a scarf

Beth from New York teaches how to make a basic half double crochet. You will need: Yarn and hook. Look carefully at your job, and make sure that you see the hole where you should insert your hook clearly. Yarn over once, then insert your hook to the hole you already seen befor ...more

How To : Crochet a left handed sun beam granny square

make a left handed sun beam granny square crochet in minutes! 1. Prepare the materials, two different yarn colors are needed. 2. Start off with a chain 1 stitch. 3. Make a half double crochet through a chain 4 stitch (12x)4. Work another chain 1 stitch5. Make 2 half double cro ...more

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