Everyone wants to keep their hands warm, but here we are shown how to keep them warm with style as we are shown how Anna Saccone accessorizes, matches, and makes the warm winter dressing fashionable and exciting. From style of top to the type of footwear, Anna keeps the winter ...more
How to Knit a Simple Sweater
A snag in your favorite sweater doesn't have to mean a trip to the tailor?or the donation pile. In just two quick steps you can fix any knit. Learn how to fix sweater snags with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. This video offers an easy solution to that snag in you ...more
See how to stitch a simple fair isle on circular needles 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 ove ...more
Knitting, ladies and gents, is not just for grannies who have too much time on their hands. In fact, knitting is fun and quite addicting once you get the basics down. Don't believe us? Then take a gander at this video to learn how to knit a simple warm scarf that'll keep your ...more
You don't need to be a Martha Stewart with the needle and thread to create cool, impressive clothing. In fact, you often don't need a needle and thread at all to upcycle your old, tired clothes. Next time, instead of throwing away your old sweater, why not make it edgier and ...more
This isn't a real Moebius scarf, since it has not been stitched in the round. However, you can use this knitting technique to turn a regular straight scarf into a Moebius scarf (named after the Moebius strip, a paper loop that has only one side).
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
Purchasing expensive and oh-so-cute babies clothes poses a conundrum: Yes, your little pea in a pod will look like as cute as a jelly bean, but he or she will soon outgrow the sailor outfit in less than a few months, letting all cuteness go to waste. So save yourself some mon ...more
This week's CRAFT Video Podcast is the second in a two part series on how to make intarsia/stranded knitting pattern from an image in Photoshop. We'll go from the gridded pattern we made last week to a knitted back panel for the sweater using a mixture of intarsia and stranded ...more
Learn how to fix stretched sweater cuffs with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Don't give up on that sweater with the loose, stretched-out cuffs?just follow these simple tricks to tighten the material, and you'll be ready to put that pullover back into rotation in ...more
Learn how to knit a yarn over knit stitch. These are common in knitting patterns as another way to increase and also used in making eyelets and decorative stitches.
This isn't necessarily a one-size-fits-all sweater, but more like a one-size-fits-"most" sweater, and it's the perfect creation for beginner knitters to try out as they learn the ropes knitting. And this cozy and creative knitted sweater is a great present for anyone! Try it o ...more
Get into the Christmas spirit this holiday season by crafting! But don't worry - we're not talking about super complex and time-consuming crafts like crochet scarves or those fugly Christmas sweaters your grandma used to knit for you. Check out this video to learn how to fold ...more
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
These tulip buttonholes are both pretty and all-purpose, usable for just about any knitting project that requires buttonholes. Composed of a petal-shaped hole rimmed at the edges with a briaded knit, this tulip buttonhold project is simple and great for knitting beginners. To ...more
Learn intarsia knitting using a graph in this five part video tutotial series. When knitting intarsia, blocks of color are worked with separate balls or bobbins of yarn, producing a sweater only one layer thick. Get the free simple heart chart used in these videos, here. Part ...more
Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flai ...more
Here is how to join two sets of stitches without leaving a seam. This method is good for the toes of socks, the top of hoods, baby garments, or anywhere else you don't want a bulky seam.. It's NOT recommended for shoulder seams on heavy sweaters or other places where you need ...more
How To : Get a Free Tow Home This New Year's Instead of Leaving Your Car at the Bar (Or Driving, You Drunk Fool)
Assuming that you're not going to knit a sweater and celebrate New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy on ABC's “New Year's Rockin' Eve," it's a pretty safe bet to say that you're probably going to consume alcohol—a considerable amount of alcohol. Similar to the ...more
Want a knitting project that looks really impressive and complex but is actually much simpler than it appears? Then this hexagonal illusion cube blanket, made with an array of variously colored hexagons. The blanket is made of 100% wool, so it's perfect for covering up and the ...more
Here is a tutorial for knitting ramen noodles with chopsticks, narrated by Carissa Browning. This how to video demonstrates how to knit the basic purl stitch with slippery, wet ramen noodles! This is a creative and unexpected knitting tutorial - so simple & fun. Knit some rame ...more
This video knitting tutorial demonstrates how to stitch the "cabled" eyelet that can be used to make really warm knits. The important steps are worked in rows 1 and 2; rows 3 and 4 are worked in simple ribbing. Watch this instructional knitting video and learn how to knit a fa ...more
Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on inserting a heel for a knitted sock. This is a very large scale knitted sock. It's going to be a felted Christmas stocking. The knitting is finished except for inserting the heel. The knitting technique demonstrated is exactl ...more
The video demonstrates how to do the two stitches used to make the raspberry stitch, which are purl 3 stitches together, and knit 1 purl 1 knit 1 in the same stitch. To purl 3 stitches together, simply take the next three stitches on the left needle at the same time and purl ...more
For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose. Here is the snowflake graph to follo ...more
Marty Schwartz leads you through the basic chords for Weezer's Sweater Song. If you are looking to learn how to play the electric guitar, he gives a simple, easy, effective lesson that anyone can follow. The tips are shown visually, making the lesson easy to comprehend. He goe ...more
Learn how to knit in the round using a fixed circular needle. Use this technique to knit sweater sleeves, hats, socks, and scarves. There are many way to knit in the round, but this video demonstrates how to knit a hat shaped form with a fixed circular knitting needle.
This instructional knitting video shows how to use chain stitch embroidery to embellish knitting and crochet projects. Use a tapestry needle and a piece of yarn to add a special decoration to a hand knit sweater, scarf or pair of socks. It's an easy knitting embroidery trick t ...more
Watch this instructional knitting video to knit a simple triangle shawl. If you aren't starting out using circular needles, you will need to transfer the shawl to circles once the shawl is too large to fit on straight needles. By knitting increases you can make a an elegant sh ...more
An easy, up close, demonstration of how to add color to your knitting on a Purl Row by Judy Graham. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear instructions.
An up close demonstration of how to knit a diagonal ribbed stitch by Judy Graham. The diagonal rib stitch combines purl and knit stitching. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear directions.
An up close demonstration of how to knit a ribbed checkerboard pattern stitch by Judy Graham. This ribbed checkerboard stitch combines the knit and purl stitch to make a checkerboad pattern with just one color. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear instructions.
An up close demonstration of how to knit a checkerboard pattern stitch by Judy Graham. The checkerboard pattern stitch will be a two color pattern. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear instructions.
An easy, up close demonstration of how to sew a button on a knitted baby hat so the button won't come off by Judy Graham. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear instructions.
Allyce King from DIY Style shows a simple way to recycle an old sweater into a cute purse in this how-to video. There's probably a lot of clothing going unworn in your closet, so why not fashion something that will get some mileage. Follow along with the simple steps in this v ...more
Some people think that knitting is difficult, but it really isn't. All knitting is actually based on only two simple stitches, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. The Stockinette Stitch is the most common of all the Knitting Stitches. It's very simple. Once you know how to k ...more
With the winter coming, a sweater is your key to warmth. But you don't have to sacrifice your sexiness with a big, bulky sweater. Transform it into a slim and sexy dress. See how to make a sweater dress in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and ...more
Hard edged cast-ons in knitting are difficult to remove, so it's important to also know how to complete loose cast-ons that easily remove themselves from your knitting project. Loose cast-ons allow you to hold a knit in place so you can return to it later (so, for instance, yo ...more
Learn how to create a warm hat and leg warmers from an old sweater with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is an old crappy sweater, some scissors, and some string. It's simple and easy to make these leg warmers a ...more
With the weather getting colder and colder this winter season, you may need to update your winter clothing with some new, warm sweaters. If the weather is just a little too chilly for your taste, then layer yourself up with this fashion tip. See how to make a lux short-sleeved ...more
This video contains simple video and text instructions on how to knit. This video demonstrates the first step of knitting: the cast on knot.
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
In this video, Craftside blogger/author/craftster Stephanie Girard shows us how to make bird-like upcycled sweater bookmarks. Joining Stephanie Girard in this video is Jennie Hinchcliff, co-author of Good Mail Day. We're shown how to use a die cutting machine to die cut some s ...more
When it comes to knitting patterns, simple algorithms can have very aesthetically pleasing results. Take the simple color-graded hat. See how to knit a color-graded hat with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars. Pick two colors. Start with yo ...more
Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more
This instructional knitting video will teach you how to do a knitted cast on. The first step in all knitting projects is casting on. By knitting into each stitch and slipping the stitch from one needle to the other, you can knit a sturdy and even cast on. Knit as many loops as ...more
This is only two rows, and quite simple once you get used to it. See how to knit the fisherman rib stitch 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 ...more
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
Learn how to recycle a frumpy winter sweater into a sporty strapless dress! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is one old frumpy winter sweater, pins, scissors, and a sewing machine. Cut along the pattern that Gianny L has ...more
Learn the simple technique of decreasing stitches while knitting. Anyone can learn to knit and it's a great craft to know if you want to give handmade gifts! This how to video is a quick demonstration on how to decreasing stitches in your knitting projects.
In this five-part video tutorial, learn how to double crochet intarsia using a graph or chart. Intarsia knitting is an advanced knitting method, used to knit with several colors of yarn. The simple heart chart used in this video is available here. Part 1 of 5 - How to Double c ...more
This video demonstrates how to knit on large diameter circular needles. This method is great for a one piece sweater, It also works well for afghans, you just need to turn every row instead of connecting. Do large diameter circular knitting. Click through to watch this video o ...more
Learn the simple technique of decreasing stitches while knitting with your left hand. Anyone can learn to knit and it's a great craft to know if you want to give handmade gifts! Watch this how to video and begin decreasing stitches with your left hand.
This video demonstrates how to do ribbing. This can be done in a variety of ways, from thin ribbing (knit 1, purl 1) to a thicker (knit 3, purl 3). This is used in a variety of ways one application is the bottom of a sweater and sleeves. Do ribbing in Continental knitting. Cli ...more
Crochet a pretty pansy flower. Follow these crochet instructions to knit a pansy flower ornament. You may want to reference some written flower pattern crochet instructions in addition to watching this video. Use this cute crocheted pansy flower for ornaments on larger garment ...more
Want to learn to knit? Then watch this how-to video tutorial. This particular video shows you how to cast on for knitting. Casting on is the first step in knitting, so to start off learn this simple technique. Once you have mastered the art of casting on loops you can move on ...more
Ribbing on double pointed needles is quite simple. Here's what to do: Cast on as many stitches as you need onto only one of the needles. Be sure to cast on an even number of stitches. Start ribbing for an even number of stitches. It can be K2, P2, or any combination of stitc ...more
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
Let the Knit Witch show you how to weave the ends on your stockinette stitch project with this video tutorial. She takes a simple swatch of knitted pink fabric and shows you how to accomplish this simple but useful trick with black yarn so that it can be easily seen. Don't let ...more
A knitted cast on stitch is one of multiple methods for casting on your stitches, and is good for starting a scarf, or the bottom of a sweater. With this tutorial, learn how to do the cast on stitch. Beginning with a loose slip knot, knit a stitch, making sure to replace the o ...more