How to Cast on Stitches at End of a Row

How To : Cast On at the End of a Row in Knitting

Sometimes your pattern will instruct you to CAST ON AT THE END OF A ROW. CASTING ON AT THE END OF A ROW is quite easy. Here's how to do it: When you come to the end of the row, turn the work as to purl. Cast on, in the usual way, the number of stitches needed. Purl all the ...more

How To : Knit puffed ribs

Iknitwithcatfur teaches us how to knit perfect puffed ribs. Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2 stitches. This means that any number of stitches that you want to cast on for you project must be divisible by 3 plus 2 extra stitches to create the selvage. Purl the first 2 st ...more

How To : Knit a Pointed Edge Scarf

Sometimes you just don't know how many stitches to cast on for a scarf, so here's the perfect solution. Just cast on a few stitches and increase until you have the width that you want for your scarf. Tips I used garter stitch for my scarf so it wouldn't roll on the sides. Yo ...more

How To : Knit the Garter Rib Stitch

Step 1: Cast on an Even Number of Stitches. Step 2: K2*P2, K2, End K2 Step 3: P2, *K2, P2, End P2 Step 4: Repeat These 2 Rows. The Garter Rib Stitch is a wonderful stitch to use for a scarf. It's the same on both sides and has nice texture. Be sure you follow the directions ...more

How To : Make Simple Mittens in Single Crochet

This is a simple pattern, designed to produce a well-fitting mitten. Both the right and left mittens worked the same up to the shaping for the top of the mitten. A slight adjustment for making one right and one left, then they are worked the same. The gusset for the thumb cons ...more

How To : Knit the Tunic Stitch

The tunic stitch is another one of those real easy patterns that looks more difficult than it is. It's a strikingly beautiful pattern. Although both sides are not the same, they are both attractive so you can use either side. The picture below is of the right side. Here's how ...more

How To : Knit a Picot Hem

Knowing how to knit a picot hem is a good technique to learn. Usually, at the bottom of a garment you will have a ribbed edge. A picot hem, as pictured below, is a nice alternative. It's quite easy and here's how to do it. Start by casting on the number of stitches you need f ...more

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 : Knit a Decorative Flower

This beautiful flower can be used as decoration on a hat, scarf, headband or purse. You name it. There are many uses. On the photo above, I added it to a hat. I have also used it as a decoration on a napkin ring. The flower is knit in three parts. Check out the instructions be ...more

How To : Knit an uneven rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit an uneven rib stitch. You will want to cast on your stitches in multiples of four. The uneven ribbing pattern uses a row of purl two, knit two pattern with an added knit stitch at the end of each row. The Continental met ...more

How To : Knit the Like Lace Stitch

The Like Lace Stitch This is a beautiful stitch that can be done on any size needle and with any size yarn. When you use a small size needle and thin yarn it will come out looking very delicate. When you use a larger needle and bulky yarn it will come out thick and cozy. It's ...more

How To : Knit a Flower Headband

This is a very nice HEADBAND that can be used plain or decorated with a FLOWER. I made mine wide (4 1/2 inches), but you can make yours as wide or narrow as you want. I used Softball Cotton and a size 6 needle. Cast on 3 stitches. Tips Leave a long tail to use for the croc ...more

How To : Knit Straight on a Circular Needle

I love circular needles! I use a circular most of the time, even when I am knitting straight. One of the reasons I love knitting on a circular is because with a circular needle, you don't have to worry about dropping a needle. You just have one. It's particularly good to knit ...more

How To : Knit a Stockinette Stitch Wash Rag (Dish Cloth)

They can be called wash rags, wash cloths or dish cloths. There are lots of different patterns for them. Here's an easy washcloth that incorporates the Stockinette Stitch with Seed Stitch edging. I used Softball Cotton and #8 needle. My finished size is approximately 8 inches ...more

How To : Knit a Triangle with Yarn Over Edge

The Yarn Over (YO) edge is a nice way to increase. Here's how to do it for a Triangle Scarf. WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE HOW TO DO THE YO BIND OFF. Cast on 1 stitch. Next row K that stitch and increase in that stitch so you have 2 stitches. Next row K those 2 stitches and increas ...more

How To : Knit On Circular Needles Or Knit In The Round

Knitting on circular needles is called Knitting in the Round. You cast on to your circular needle in exactly the same way that you cast onto straight needles. The first row where you make your join will be the hardest. After that, it's easy. Tip You MUST be sure that when yo ...more

How To : Knit a Spiral Ruffle Scarf

These lovely scarves have different names. I call it the Spiral Ruffle Scarf. It's easy to make and looks great in either a fine or a medium weight yarn. I made mine with softball cotton yarn and size 8 needles. Here are the videos and written directions: Watch both videos for ...more

How To : Knit the Purl Stitch

There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the Knit Stitch. The other is the Purl Stitch. All knitting patterns are based on these stitches, so you'll want to know how to do both of them. The Knit side of your work is generally called the Front or Right side, whereas the ...more

How To : Attach an I-cord by knitting

This video knitting tutorial shows how to attach an I-Cord onto another knitted piece. Start by picking up stitches along the edge to which the I-cord is to be attached. Break the yarn, and cast 3 stitches onto a double-point needle. Slip these stitches onto the front end of t ...more

How To : Attach the strap to a knitted felt tote bag

In this tutorial, we learn how to attach the strap to a knitted felt tote bag. Using a knitted cast on, cast on 35 stitches to where you want the strap to be. After this, use a crochet or knitting needle to pick up working yarn through the sts. Continue to work on your strap u ...more

How To : Knit a Color Graded Hat

This is a fun project and a good way to use up small amounts of yarn. Just follow the easy steps below for knitting a color-graded hat. Cast on the number of stitches you need for your hat on a circular needle using Color A. Knit for 10 rows for a rolled edge or k2p2 for a ri ...more

How To : Knit the Mistake Rib Stitch

The mistake rib stitch is very beautiful and very easy to do. The mistake rib stitch is a multiple of 4+3. Watch the video demonstration on knitting the mistake rib stitch below for a step by step demonstration. Cast on an UNEVEN number of stitches. Knit (K) 2, purl (P) 2, rep ...more

How To : Cast on with work in progress when knitting

Ever wonder how to cast on with work in progress when knitting? Well, wonder no more with this knitting demonstration video! There are several ways to accomplish this, but I'm going to show you the one I like best. It's the one I use in the Knitting At Knoon patterns, and I r ...more

How To : Knit Fingerless Mitts

Fingerless mitts are all the rage. They can be fancy or simple, long or short. This article will show you how to make a simple pair of fingerless mitts—for men or women. By adding more colors in stripes or other patterns, you can make them more interesting. You can also add to ...more

How To : Knit a Seed and Garter Stitch Potholder

Potholders are a good way to practice stitches and they make great gifts. Here's a nice seed and garter stitch potholder to make. You need to know only two stitches for this project - the GARTER STITCH and the SEED STITCH. Photo below is my potholder in progress. The white thr ...more

How To : Master the knitting technique short-row shaping

Watch this video demonstration of the knitting technique short row shaping. In traditional knitting shoulder shaping, stitches are bound off across the top edge of the shoulder on sequential rows, creating a stair-step line. It can be difficult to make a neat job of seaming th ...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 Ribbing

The two basic stitches in knitting are the Knit Stitch and the Purl Stitch. Once you know how to do both of them you can put them together to make RIBBING. RIBBING is usually, but not always, used at the bottom of a garment, as well as at the cuffs and at the neck. It's also a ...more

How To : Crochet an extra puffy puff stitch

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet an extra puffy puff stitch. First, insert the hook and pull it through. Pull all the loops up even so the hook is horizontal, then wrap the yarn over and enter the hook through the top of the stitch. Pull the loop up and then wrap the ...more

How to Knit a Scarf & Cap : All in One

Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original ...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 : Do a knitting provisional cast-on

Watch this knitting instructional video to learn how to do a knitting provisional cast-on. A provisional cast-on is usually worked in a contrasting waste yarn so the cast-on stitches can be easily removed later. The live stitches are then recovered so you can knit down from th ...more

How To : Decrease Stitches In Knitting

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 decrease. There are two ways to decrease in knitting. If you're knitting a garment one way is done at the beginning of the row and the other ...more

How To : Do the E wrap cast on for knitting

Pay attention to this knitting demonstration video and learn how to do the e wrap cast on. This is not a good knitting cast-on for long lengths because it is not possible to control the tension well when knitting the first row, resulting in a loopy, uneven edge. I like to us ...more

How To : Knit a 1x1 rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a 1x1 rib stitch using an even number of stitches. Begin the row with a knit stitch and end the row with a purl stitches. The Continental method is used here, meaning the yarn is held with the left hand. Part 1 of 2 - Ho ...more

How To : Properly do a double crotchet stitch

How To Crochet: Double Crochet Stitch is a short video that demonstrates how to create the double stitch. As show in the video, you will need yarn as well as a crochet hook. The video shows step by step how to create this specific type of stitch. The narrator explains that the ...more

How To : Add Color to Your Knitting Projects

Once you have mastered the technique of knitting something in one color, you will want to go to the next step, which is learning how to add color to your knitting. You might want to knit stripes or knit something with two colors. It isn't as difficult as you might think, and o ...more

How To : Roll pleats in knitting projects

This stitch pattern was featured in the May 2008 issue of Simply Knitting. Here is a brief demonstration of how this stitch pattern is worked. You will be working in multiples of two stitches with one added stitch at the end of each row. Watch this knitting video to learn the ...more

How To : Knit a Moroccan style scarf with Diva Dan

You will need two different colors of complimentary yarn to take full advantage of this lovely pattern! You should also be prepared to cast between 90 to 105 stitches to start, and you can end with a lovely and elegent Moroccan scarf.

How To : Decrease Stitches on a Purl Row

Usually you decrease on Knit rows, but there will be times when your patterns tells you to decrease on a Purl row. It's easy to do and here's how. Put your needle through 2 stitches as to Purl. Put the yarn around BOTH STITCHES and Purl off. You have decreased one stitch. Con ...more

How To : Knit the Garter Stitch

There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the KNIT STITCH, the other is the PURL STITCH. The GARTER STITCH itself is quite simple. You knit every stitch on every row of your knitting. It's the first stitch one learns in knitting. It's the easiest of all the knitting sti ...more

How To : Knit a backward loop cast on

Watch this instructional knitting video to knit a backward loop cast on. Your knitting will be as wide as your cast on row if you do not apply any shaping, such as increasing or decreasing. When knitting the backward loop cast on make sure to leave the stitches a little bit lo ...more

How To : Do an I Cord Bind Off

An I CORD BIND OFF is a useful technique to know. It makes a nice edging for a pocket or around a potholder or blanket. Here's what an I CORD BIND OFF looks like: How to Do an I Cord Bind Off Cast on 3 extra stitches at the beginning of the row. K 2 stitches. K next 2 sts ...more

How To : Knit a simple garter stitch scarf

Watch and learn the secret behind knitting a simple garter stitch scarf. Garter stitches are great for scarves because all you do is knit every row and both sides are the same. Cast on the number of stitches that you want and just start knitting! Judy Graham, Knitter to the St ...more

How To : Knit The Raspberry Stitch

There are many beautiful stitches to learn in knitting. Some are harder than others. Some look hard, but really aren't. The RASPBERRY STITCH (shown in the header) is a quite easy. Once you get into the rhythm of doing it and practice for awhile you'll agree. The pattern seque ...more

How To : Decrease on a Circular Needle

Decreasing on a Circular Needle is as simple as decreasing on a straight needle. You can still do it both ways. Either K 2 tog or K, slip, psso. You will need to know how to decrease on a circular needle when you make hats or purses. If t don't know how, see the bottom of the ...more

How To : Add Color on Circular Needles When Knitting

Adding color on circular needles is as easy, if not easier than adding color on a straight needle. You can use this method for knitting stripes or simply just changing from one color to another. Here's how to ADD COLOR ON A CIRCULAR NEEDLE. Take your new color and fold it ov ...more

How To : Knit on Double Pointed Needles

Knitting on double pointed needles (abbr: DPN or DP) is scary to most knitters. That being said, there will be times that you will want to, or need to use them, so you might as well learn now. You'll need to use DP needles for small projects when there are too few stitches for ...more

How To : Knit a Lacey Eyelet Rib Pattern

There are not many stitches that are more beautiful than this LACEY EYELET RIB STITCH. And, there are few that are easier. Most knitters are apprehensive about knitting any lace patterns, and truthfully, many are difficult because of so many rows. This one, however, consists o ...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 : Perfom a cable cast-on

In this video, we learn how to perform a cable cast-on. Start this with a slip knot, then grab your working yarn and create your first stitch. After this, go between the two stitches with your other needle, then tighten the last stitch that you just made. Now, go in between th ...more

How To : Crochet the half-double stitch

Crochet the half-double stitch with these easy steps and achieve that beautiful design you've been longing for. Insert your crochet hook to the two loops found at the end of your cross stitch. Yarn over your stitch and make three loops wrapped around the crochet hook. Always c ...more

How To : Knit a shaker rib stitch

Follow this quick video demonstration to see how to knit a shaker rib stitch. The shaker rib is also known as the half fisherman, and that's because it's not as bulky as the fisherman rib. During this process, you'll even see how you can knit one below, or k1b. For the 1st ro ...more

How To : Double crochet

How to make a double crochetIn this video we are about to see how to make a double crochet. It is done by chaining two chain stitches. In this case it is of seven chain stitches to get four double crochet. Take the yarn over the hook. Insert the hook into the fourth by skippin ...more

How To : Use a pocket knitter

This video tutorial teaches how to cast off, knit stitch, pearl stitch, and end off on a pocket knitter. Those who want to learn how to use a pocket knitter instead of traditional knitting needles will learn how to do the same basic knitting stitches with the pocket knitter. U ...more

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