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How To : Use a yarn ball winder and and umbrella swift

This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to use a yarn ball winder and umbrella swift. Use the umbrella swift to wind balls of yarn onto a ball winder. Never let a quantity of yarn go to waste from being tangled up. If you are a devout knitter, you will want to have ...more

How To : Wind a center pull ball of yarn

A classic demonstration on how to wind a center pull ball of yarn. take the end of the yarn and wrap it around Your fingers. Keep wrapping over the first loop to shape it like a ball but keep the first loop sticking out. When everything has been winded up, just pull the first ...more

How To : Knit in a new ball of yarn

This video will teach you how to join a new ball of yarn to your knitting using the "knitting in" method. With sly handiwork you can begin to weave in a new ball of yarn without dropping the old strand of yarn. It helps to knit in the new yarn in a less visible area.

How To : Add a new ball of yarn when knitting

See how to add a new ball of yarn 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 over fifty. Watch as she t ...more

How To : Make an all-natural dryer ball from yarn

Tired of static cling? You can make your very own dryer balls that will prevent your clothes from having static clean and it only takes some yarn and pantyhose. You can even make scented dryer balls using this method. Make a dryer ball that will eliminate static cling without ...more

How To : Make a yarn pom pom ball

Add even more personal touches to your crocheted items. This how to video is a tutorial on how to make pom pom balls out of yarn. These pom pom balls are super easy to make and are a great way to decorate scarves and hats.

How To : Wind a skein of yarn into a usable ball

Like getting your watercolor papers and paints ready before you unravel a Monet-worthy masterpiece for the ages, knitting takes some prepwork that many beginning knitters may forget about. While it may seem that alll you need are two knitting needles and a ball of yarn, skeins ...more

How To : Control the yarn tension in your crochet projects

The key to controlling the tension in your crochet project comes from the yarn ball. This tutorial shows you a couple tips on how to set up your yarn, and then a few techniques on using your hands to add the right amount of tension to your projects.

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 : 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 : Start knitting the basics

Cat Morley and her charming Scottish accent show you how to knit in this video crafting tutorial. Learn how to cast on, hold the knitting needles, knit stitch, pearl stitch, change a ball of yarn (great for changing colors, or even when running out of yarn), decrease stitches, ...more

How To : Do a crochet stitch A pattern for summer

Any good crochet artist will tell you that most crochet patterns can be mastered more easily simply by sticking to one color yarn. Once you begin adding different colors to the same stitch, it becomes an integrative process as well as a learning one. The multiple for this pro ...more

How To : Crochet without loosing your ball of wool

Watch this crochet video for a tip on retaining that runaway ball of yarn. When using a small ball of wool in crochet projects, it helps to keep the wool in a ceramic bowl. As the yarn unwinds, the ball can roll but will stay in place, avoiding the danger of rolling under the ...more

How To : Make funky yarn pom poms

This video demonstrates how to make a funky yarn pom pom. Take a yarn of your choice that matches your scarf. Take one end of the string and start winding it not too tightly around your fingers. Leave back enough string for the pom pom for the other end. Cut the string using a ...more

How To : Use single crochet stitches to make a ball shape

This video crocheting tutorial demonstrates how to do single crochet stitches for Japanese amigurumi shapes. This pattern will make a ball shape, useful for amigurumi yarn toys. Learn how to stitch a single crochet for ball shapes by watching this instructional video.

How To : Make a paper bag puppet

In order to make a puppet out of a paper, you will need the following: a paper bag, glue, eyes, markers, cotton balls, sock, and yarn. With the fold up the small paper bag facing you, on a flat surface, glue the eyes on to the folded portion of the bag. Glue the cotton ball o ...more

How To : Use a yarn bowl when knitting

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a yarn bowl when knitting. The side of the bowl will have a slit in it where you can place your yarn while you are working on a project. Use hand wound balls or any other type. First place the yarn in the bowl and then string it through th ...more

How To : Do a cotton ball snowman kid's project

Shelley Lovett from ChildCare shows us how to make a cotton ball snowman. This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills. The snowman comes in a several variations, there is a snowman that has circles on its tummy so that children would have to try and place the cot ...more

How To : Pick up stiches for knitting

In this video you can learn about gauge, picking up stitches, and joining a new ball of yarn. Part 1 of 2 - How to Pick up stiches for knitting. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pick up stiches for knitting.

How To : Tie a slip knot for knitting

So you're staring at your un-knitted ball of yarn wondering, "What have I gotten myself into?" Fear not, a simple slip knot is the first step in any knitting project, so after this lesson you'll be an expert in getting started.

How To : Upcycle an old bed sheet into yarn for knitting

We enjoy the fuzzy wool yarns at craft stores as much as any other knitter, but did you know that yarn doesn't have to be made from wool or any of the typical yarn fibers? In fact, you can make your own yarn at home. Don't worry, we're not going to put you in front of a weavin ...more

How To : Make a weave it to beaver necklace

Want to make a gift for a friend? Or just something fun for yourself? Just grab some yarn and get ready to make the Weave it to Beaver Necklace, shown in this how-to jewelry-making video! You will need a ball of yarn and a pair of scissors. Follow along with this video activit ...more

How To : Do a knit-in join of same color yarn

This video shows how to do a knit-in join of the same color yarn. This will join your new ball of same color yarn in a way that won't show in your finished product. Do a knit-in join of same color yarn. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com

How To : Crochet a knot stitch cover for a ball cap

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 : Do intarsia knitting

This video demonstrates the fine art of intarsia knitting, this is used to create patterns with multiple colors. Blocks of color are worked with separate balls or bobbins of yarn. Do intarsia knitting. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com

How To : Make a DIY violin music themed party centerpiece

This do it yourself centerpiece is brought to you by A-Bnc parties and more. This starts of by making the bow, shown by painting a dowel and letting it dry. Then glue the 'frogs' at the ends of the dowel and glue fishing line to both frogs and trim to fit. Next take a polystyr ...more

How To : Crochet a left handed eight-point snowflake

Choose a cheap leaflet, get a size H hook and a ball of worsted weight yarn. Your yarn loops spend most of their time on the part of hook between the taper and the thumb-rest. However, this doesn't seem like the right thing to do, and you are right. The working area on a threa ...more

News : Condom + Yarn = African Soccer

African children have been fashioning soccer balls from condoms since condoms became widely distributed by large health education campaigns promoting AIDS awareness. But it is the anticipation of the hype related to the 2010 South African World Cup that inspired this elegant s ...more

How To : Make sc intarsia using a graph

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

How To : Spin silk hankies

There aren't many vids out there about how to work with silk hankies and how to spin with them. I also found that you can easily roll the silk "roving" into a ball. I tend to do this when I need a lot of silk to ply with another single so that way it does not take as long to m ...more

How To : Use an egg yarn dispenser to tie flys

Using an egg yarn dispenser provides more consistent results, is quicker, and results in less material waste than tying egg patterns without a dispenser. You can use a drinking straw, the empty shaft of a ball-point pen.

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 : Make a sock puppet

Puppet time! Kids of all ages can make and play with these. You Will Need * An adult-sized sock * Scissors * Felt * A hot glue gun and glue * Buttons or googly eyes * Yarn * Accessories Step 1 Put the sock on your hand with your fingers in the toe and your wrist at the heel o ...more

How To : Loom-knit a poodle scarf using Pomp-a-Doodle yarn

If you have some looming skills when it comes to knitting, then this scarf should be a great project to try out! It's a poodle scarf, called that because of its use of Pomp-a-Doodle yarn from Red Heart. It's an exceptional scarf that you can loom-knit in virtually no time! You ...more

How To : Crochet a goldfish style dog or cat chew toy

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet a goldfish style dog or cat chew toy. Start with a slipknot, then chain 2. Now, do 5 single crochets next to the hook. Then, do a slip stitch to finish and then knot. Now, make the eyeball by using a yarn needle and black yarn. Go thro ...more

How To : Knit socks

Socks may be one of the lamest gifts you could get someone, especially a child… or a boyfriend or girlfriend. But there is one exception… homemade knitted socks. Make these super simple, handcrafted socks for everyone in your family. You Will Need * Two size 8 knitting needle ...more

How To : Choose the right needles for a knitting project

Knitting with the wrong needles is like playing soccer with a bowling ball –you’ll end up frustrated and disappointed. You Will Need * The pattern for the project you plan to knit Step 1. Check instructions Check the instructions of the pattern you’ve chosen. It may requir ...more

How To : Litter Box Train Your New Kitten

I love cats (dogs too - but that's a subject for a different article...;o)). There are few things more enjoyable than welcoming an adorable little kitten into one's house; watching them inspect their mysterious new surroundings - timidly at first - and then quickly make it the ...more

How To : Wind yarn onto a cone for machine knitting

If you knit with a knitting machine, a cone of yarn proves much more useful than a standard ball of yarn. This instructional knitting video demonstrates how an electric cone winder works. This little machine allows one to quickly wind a ball of yarn onto a cardboard cone.

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 : 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

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