How to Knit a Simple Sweater

How To : Draw Ned Flanders from The Simpsons

In this how-to video, you will learn how to draw Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. First, start off with the basic outline of the body. Use simple shapes for this. Next, fill in the eyes, hair, nose, mustache, ears, and mouth of the figure. From there, you can move on to the det ...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 basic purl bind off

This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to knit the basic purl bind off. After you cast on, knit and purl your pattern and finish your project, there's just one more step that has to be completed: get your project off the needles. The purl bind off is a simple and q ...more

News : Google+ Knitting Request

Google+ Profiles Product Manager +Frances Haugen is working on a simple roll brim baby hat inspired by the Google +1 button. It looks like it'll be very cute. She's looking for advice on what to knit the hat out of, and whether she should do it differently. Check out the patte ...more

How To : Machine knit double bed e-wrap ribbing

If you use a knitting machine to knit your projects, follow this simple example to knit ribbing. This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to e-wrap for double bed knitting and transfer the carriage. You may want to reference some written instructions in addition to w ...more

How To : Do a tubular cast-on in knitting

This knitting how to video demonstrates how to do a tubular cast-on in knitting. It is worked with little to no waste of the main color, the method of casting on is the same as the invisible style of provisional cast-on. Watch and learn how simple it is to knit tubular cast-ons.

How To : Use a knit edge foot on a sewing machine

Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to use a knit edge foot on a sewing machine. A knit-edge foot is great for sewing sweater knits and imitation fur. Select an overlock stitch pattern appropriate for the fabric, right the sides together, place under the special kni ...more

How To : Knit the Twisted Stockinette Stitch

Here is a good stitch to know, especially if your knitting tends to come out looser than you would like it. It works well for a nice cozy sweater when used with a thick wool. The twisted stockinette is just like basic stockinette stitch, except you put the needle in the BACK o ...more

How To : Slip a Stitch Knitwise

There are times when your pattern will direct you to slip a stitch. Usually, this is done on a knit row. I always slip the first stitch of every row because it makes a neater selvedge. It's a very simple technique. Here's what to do: Put your right needle into the first stitc ...more

How To : Fix a Snagged Thread in Your Favorite Sweater

You just bought a new loose-knit sweater, slipped it on, and your ring, earring, smartwatch, or even your fingernail snagged a piece of thread yanking an entire loop loose in the fabric. It's happened to me more times than I can remember, and if you cut that eyesore away you'r ...more

News : Mario Nerd Madness

Here ya go, a collection of the web's nerdiest Mario-mania. C'mon, who doesn't love Mario? Check it out. Everything from tattoos to cake decorating to knitting to bento to stop-motion animation. The Happy Seamstress lovingly knit her husband a Mario sweater vest: Boston Coll ...more

News : DIY LED Carpet-Light

For the craftsters & LED lovers, great idea by Johanna Hyrkas. The LED carpet-light: a simple, yet novel DIY project. A single strand of LEDs is encased in a knit tube; the knit tube is wound together to form a carpet. Brush up on your knitting skills, and get creative.

News : Knit the Periodic Table

Science geeks everywhere: the ultimate knitting pattern. Creator apinnick made this amazing sweater displaying the Periodic Table of Elements for her husband, a microbiologist working in the pharmaceutical industry. Click through to her blog for her periodic table knitting cha ...more

How To : Join knitted squares for sweaters or a hat

If you're an avid knitter, then you're probably making dozens of different pojects at the same time: scarves, Afghan quilts, hats, and wee slippers for your dog. So you need a video that doesn't waste your time (so you can finish that last row on your striped rugby scarf) by g ...more

How To : Knit a long tail cast on for scarves & sweaters

Knitting can be a tricky hobby. This tutorial shows you how to create a long tail cast on, also known as a double cast on or continental cast on for knitting projects such as scarves and sweaters. Perfect to use in your winter holiday gifts. For more knitting advice, search fo ...more

How To : 5 Natural Ways to Remove a Crick in Your Neck

A crick is a sudden, spasmodic pain and stiffness in the neck caused by tight muscles that can absolutely ruin your entire day. It can last for more than one day and can be triggered by the smallest movement of the neck, such as a simple pandiculation, aka a yawn-stretch. Alth ...more

How To : Make fashionable chunky glass pearl drop earrings

We've always had the impression that the only women who wear pearls are those who also own McMansions and tie cable knit sweaters around their shoulders at yacht club soirees. But now that we've seen this jewelry craft - a pair of chunky blue green glass pearl earrings - we're ...more

How To : Make buttonholes on a knitted-on I-cord

This video knitting tutorial shows how to attach an I-cord along the right front of a sweater and then work buttonholes into the I-cord. When you come to each marker: (1) Remove the marker and leave the I-cord stitches on the right-hand needle. (2) Slip the next 2 stitches fro ...more

How To : Grid a skeleton cardigan sweater in Photoshop

This week's CRAFT Video Podcast is the first in a two part series on how to make intarsia/stranded knitting pattern from an image in Photoshop. We'll go from an old skeleton illustration to a gridded knitting pattern for personalizing your own Skeleton Cardigan.

How To : Do a twisted cross stitch

Spice up your repertory of knitting stitches with the twisted cross stich demonstrated in this clever crafter's how-to. The stitch, though it might sound difficult, is much simpler than you would think and can be used anywhere a traditional cross stitch might be. Learn how to ...more

How To : Craft a sweet "I Love You" Valentine's Day card

When it comes to Valentine's Day presents, let's face it: Non-handmade is best. It's not that we don't want that hand knitted heart sweater, but it's nice on the romantic holiday for a sweeter and couple-centric treat like a couple's massage or tickets to a play. However, the ...more

How To : Seam a set-in sleeve into your knit

In this tutorial, we learn how to seam a set-in sleeve into your knit. First, you will need to lay out your piece in front of you and fold the sleeve cap in half. Find the middle point in the sleeve and put a marker in it. After this, attach it to the sweater from three differ ...more

How To : Make a crochet super star afghan for a baby

Baby clothes and accessories are the cutest around: delicate polka dotted bibs, fuzzy knitted booties, and of course perfectly cozy knitted Afgans to cover them up as the get their first ZZZs. In this tutorial, master crocheter Mikey crochets his way through the starting of a ...more

How To : Sew a tube top lace dress for prom yourself

In this how-to video, you will learn how to create your own tube top dress with lace and tulle. This will be useful if you need a unique dress for prom. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape, thread, a half yard of gray knit, tulle, and a yard o ...more

How To : Become a Great Thrift Store Shopper

Shopping at a thrift store can be a fun adventure, a daunting task, a way to save money, or a combination of any or all of those. There's no question that buying secondhand is almost always cheaper and buying at a thrift store undoubtedly so. But it can also be a lot of work. ...more

How To : Knit basic cables with Eunny Jang for beginners

Chances are, if you have some elder relatives who have paid you a visit during the holidays, then you probably have more than your fair share of cable-knit sweaters in various ugly Christmas designs. While we're certainly not a fan of these types of sweaters, the cable-knit te ...more

HowTo : Knit Marzipan

Wow, I love this tutorial by VeganYumYum! HowTo: knit teeny tiny sweaters and scarves with marzipan. Scroll down past the tutorial to see examples of the finished work & a video of VeganYumYum on Martha Stewart.

How To : Stockinette stitch for knitting projects

Watch this instructional knitting video knit a stockinette stitch using the Contintental method. This means you will knit on one side of the piece and purl on the other side. Stockinette stitch tends to curl at the edges, which add a nice finishing touch to sweaters or hats. K ...more

How To : Crochet a broomstick lace pattern

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet broomstick lace. This crochet method creates an intricate snowflake pattern. Use any type of yarn, a crochet needle and a size 19 knitting needle to complete this project. You can even use a knitting needle made out of a PVC pi ...more

How To : Knit the Moss Stitch

There are certain stitches that work well when you want both sides of the work to look pretty much the same. These stitches are good for scarves, shawls baby blankets and throws. One of these stitches is called the MOSS STITCH. It's a pretty stitch and easy to do. Of course, y ...more

News : Tough-As-Nails Tattoed Truckers Knit, Too

So why not join the party? (Oh, plus they also happen to quilt, as well). Via WSJ, "Kevin Abraham-Banks, a 37-year-old trucker with a shaved head and dragon tattoos learned to knit last year after load-volumes slowed. Creating something tangible beats sitting around the tru ...more

How To : Crochet a human ear for an amigurumi doll

Watch this instructional video to crochet a human ear for your amigurumi doll. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Amigurumi are typically cute animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.), but can ...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 : Make a Flower From a Knitted I-Cord

Once you learn how to knit an I-CORD you will find many different applications in which to use them. One thing I like to do is to make a FLOWER from an I-Cord. The flower can then be applied to a sweater, a blanket, a scarf, a purse. There are limitless possibilities. To make ...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 : Do the Two Needle Cast On Knitting

There are so many different ways to cast on knitting. I have my own favorite. It's the way I learned when I first started knitting. My way is called TWO NEEDLE CAST ON. I like this 2 needle method because you don't have to guess how much you need to measure out a length of yar ...more

How To : Count crochet stitches

How many stitches does your crochet art have? How can you tell? Why would you even want to know how many stitches are in your crocheted sweater or crocheted hat? Knowing how to count your stitches is a fundamental step in learning to crochet – assuming you want your finished p ...more

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How To : Knit a shag scarf using a knitting loom

This craft is exceptionally easy to do on a knitting loomm, even though the shag style might look difficult to create. This tutorial shows you how to create your own shag scarfs using a loom and a few simple stitches.

How To : Make a crochet potholder using single crochet

Single crochet stitches sound easy, but when many are knitted together into a pattern you get a very thick and heat-resistant surface. That's the idea behind this simple beginner-level crochet project for crafting a granny-style potholder out of a single crochet stitch. These ...more

How To : Build confidence by fixing hanger bumps on clothes

A quick fix is to wet your hands and put it in the bumps of the clothing or your lucky sweater. She explain as you wet the area were the bump is located, you should with your wet hand dab it until the surface is smooth, once this is done, grab a hair blower (any type of hair b ...more

How To : Crochet a brimmed hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a v-stitch summer hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a basketweave patterned hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

How To : Crochet a lightweight skull cap beanie

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more

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