Knit-techniques

How To : Do the twisted cord knitting technique

Watch this knitting instructional video for tips on mastering the twisted cord knitting technique. This is a fast, easy cord, and, with a sturdy fiber, it makes a durable bag handle. Start with a piece of yarn that is four times longer than the desired length of the finished ...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 : Stitch a double-knitting technique

This video knitting tutorial demonstrates a technique for how to stitch two sides at once with a double-knitting technique. It's like knitting a tube. Learn how to stitch a double-knitting technique by watching this instructional video.

How To : Do the magic loop knitting technique

Knitting blogger Sapphires'n'Purls provides step-by-step basic instructions of the magic loop knitting technique. To begin Magic Loop knitting, you will need the following supplies: One circular needle with flexible cable, skein of yarn of your choosing. To begin, you will cas ...more

How To : Knit a scarf with basic knitting techniques

ThreadBanger teaches you some of the basics about knitting and some basic knitting techniques while showing you how to knit a scarf. Knit a scarf with basic knitting techniques. Click through to watch this video on threadbanger.com

How To : Use the thumb method to cast on in knitting

Cast on? What's that? At first, it might sound like a fishing phrase, but any good crafster would know that casting on is a knitting technique, which can be difficult for new knitters to comprehend. But if you're one of those knitting newbies, don't worry—this video outlines t ...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 : 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 simple fake Moebius scarf

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).

How To : Insert a heel when knitting a sock

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

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

How To : Perform a knitted bind-off on the "wrong side"

This video teaches the viewer how to do a knitted bind-off on the back side of the piece, the side that this is not usually done on. In other words, it is a pearled bind-off. First, do two pearl stitches, then go into the first of the two stitches and pull it into the second o ...more

How To : Make a Fourth of July American Baby Hat

If your little youngster is celebrity his first Fourth of July and you want to get him decked out for the occasion without posing any potential choking hazard with beaded necklaces or bracelets, then this fuzzy hat is the perfect way to get him in the spirit. In this tutorial ...more

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