Waste-yarn

How To : Attach a knit pocket

This video knitting tutorial demonstrates a technique for attaching a pocket that is the same as that used for inserting a heel. Following the pattern directions, you knit some of the stitches with waste yarn to mark the top of the pocket. Carefully remove the waste yarn and p ...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 : 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 : Make fingerless mittens

If you've ever worn gloves, you know that doing certain tasks with them on can be quite a hassle. Not only are you not able to grip things properly, but sometimes it makes it difficult to press buttons or text message on a phone. So in this next tutorial, you'll find out how t ...more

How To : Do a single cast on

This is the video about how to perform a single cast on. To work this open cast on you'll need one needle a couple of sizes larger than the needles you'll be using to knit with (or alternately, two needles held together) and a spare length of sturdy yarn several times longer t ...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

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