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How To : Knit cables without cable knitting needles

This how-to video will show you how to knit cables without the aid of a cable needle. This method is actually faster and easier than traditional cabling. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to knit cables without cable knitting needles.

How To : Cast yarn on a needle for knitting

Learn to cast on without needing a yarn tail! This is a simple method that also happens to complete your first row of knitting at the same time. This how to video tutorial is a quick demonstration that will show you how to cast on in knitting. Anyone can learn to knit and it's ...more

How To : Inflate a flat ball without a needle or pump

Well, you're all ready to play basketball, or dodgeball or football or kickball, but, your ball is flat. To make matters worse, you don't have a pump. To make matters even worse, you don't have the needle you'd normally use to inflate your flat ball. Well, this how to video sh ...more

How To : Inflate Any Ball Without a Pump or Needle

What happens when you find your ball deflated and there's no pump or needle in sight? You could always cancel your plans of kicking around the soccer ball or tossing the old pigskin. Or, you could be a badass and use one of these handy tricks to pump up that ball. Compressed A ...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 in the round using a fixed circular needle

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.

How To : Knit a raspberry stitch

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

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 : 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 : 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 garter eyelets

Iknitwithcatfur teaches viewers how to knit perfect garter eyelets. Choose worsted, double-knit (DK) or sport weight yarn. A cotton or wool blend without fancy textures is the easiest to work with for this pattern. Use slightly larger needles to show off the pattern's open wor ...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 : Do the Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

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 : 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 : 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

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 : 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 : Do a three-needle bind off for knitting

Stay tuned for this knitting demonstration video. This three needle bind off technique produces a very neat, flexible shoulder seam – and, no sewing is required. Begin by moving the shoulder stitches from their stitch holders to appropriately sized needles. I like to use doub ...more

How To : Knit on circular needles

Elizabeth Zimmermann demonstrates knitting on circular needles. She also gives us tips on how to deal with twisted stitches. •For circular knitting, you need to join the two ends so that you have a continuous piece of fabric. •The first way to do this is to take the first sti ...more

How To : Do the knitting kitchener stitch flawlessly

Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on the Kitchener Stitch. Grafting with the kitchener stitch requires a bit of concentration. You want to do this when you know you won't be interrupted. With the stitches to be grafted on two parallel, double-pointed knitting n ...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 : Sew a sleeveless cardigan from an old t-shirt

Cardigans are pieces you can throw on with just about any outfit, from a cute miniskirt and tank top to long skinny jeans paired with a bohemian-style top. And with this episode of "Whitney Sews," you'll learn how to create a brand new hot pink cardigan...from an old t-shirt! ...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 : Bind Off Ribbing on Double-Pointed Needles

Once you have learned how to do ribbing on double-pointed needles, you will have to learn how to bind off on double-pointed needles. It's really quite easy. Just follow the steps below. Knit the first 2 stitches on the first needle. Insert left needle into the front of the st ...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 : Perform the indestructible balloon magic trick

Magic Girl is going to teach you a cool trick in this video tutorial that will blow you away, or will it? For this magic trick, grab a balloon and a needle. Watch Magic Girl perform her cool needle in the balloon trick without popping the balloon, until she finally reveals the ...more

How To : Do a knitting cable cast-on

Watch this knitting instructional video to learn how to do the knitting cable cast on. Start by making a slip knot with a 6" tail and place it on the left-hand needle with the working yarn coming from the back. Knit a stitch in the slip knot loop, but leave the slip knot on t ...more

How To : Knit a hat

This instructional knitting video will show you how to knit a hat using a fixed circular needle and bulky weight yarn. These step by step knitting guidelines cover casting on, knitting in the round, decreasing, and weaving in the ends. If you are a beginner, you may want to av ...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 : Make a garter stitch

Knitting is the perfect way to pass any dull day. Needle your way through this and you will know how to knit the perfect garter stitch. Make a garter stitch. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com

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 : Master the gusset stitch for knitting

Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on the gusset stitch. When you knit the heel flap, you slipped a stitch at the beginning of each row. This made a very nice chain through which you can pick up the gusset stitches. You can either pick up stitches through the who ...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 cables

In this tutorial, we learn how to knit cables. You will need to place stitch markers where you are going to begin your pattern for the cable and end it. Now, take a double pointed needle and make sure it's not bigger than the needle you are knitting with. Work your pattern thr ...more

How To : Do the embroidery running stitch

For right-handers, work from right to left or top to bottom. For left-handers, work from left to right, or top to bottom. Bring the needle to the front of the fabric at A, and pull the thread through. Now, for the rest of your stitches, you can work them more quickly if you "r ...more

How To : Knit double motifs

In this video, we learn how to knit double motifs. First, make a grid so that you have an even number of stitches all the way around your motif. After this, cast two colors onto the needle, making sure they stay in order. Cast on a total of twenty stitches, which will be just ...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 : 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 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 : 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 Ribbing on Double Pointed Needles

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

How To : Knit with two circular needles

Learn the tricks of casting on to 2 circular needles, joining, and knitting around. You'll learn about the "udder needle," napping and resting, that it doesn't matter whether the inside or outside of the knitting shows, how to find your way if you put your knitting down, and m ...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 : Make a plush stuffed toy body without sewing

Want to make a plushie, but you're all thumbs when it comes to sewing? Don't worry, you can still make a little stuffed friend without a needle and thread. You will need felt, scissors, a hot glue gun, cotton stuffing, and a fabric marker. Watch this video tutorial and learn h ...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 : Unravel a Bound Off Row

There will be times when you've finished a project, such as a scarf, that you've already bound off, when you will realize it's not quite as long as you want it to be. You will have to unravel the bound off row, add more yarn, and then start knitting again. Unravel a Bound Off ...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 : Find a lost contact lens

This video shows you how to find lost contact lenses and other small things very easily. This is a good practice if you lose your lenses in the bathroom, on a dark carpet and other dark backgrounds. It saves money. This process works with hard and soft lenses, nails, and needl ...more

How To : Fake a body piercing

Wondering how you'll look with a piercing? Wanna find out without actually having to use a needle? Here's how to create the illusion of having a pierced nose without the pain

How To : Do knit-one-purl-one bind-off

This video demonstrates how to do a basic knit-one-purl-one bind-off. This is a bind off for knit 1 purl 1 ribbing. Knit-One Purl-One Bind-Off A very nice BO for ribbing This is a bind-off for K1 P1 ribbing. If you're familiar with the kitchener stitch, you may prefer to work ...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 a cable cast on

This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to knit a cable cast on. Start by making a slip knot with a 6" tail and place it on the left-hand needle with the working yarn coming from the back. Knit a stitch in the slip knot loop, but leave the slip knot on the needle. G ...more

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