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Casting On For Beginners star
Four common cast-ons are explained here.

Common Decreases for the Newcomer star
Newcomers need to practice decreasing to be able to follow patterns with shaped knitting. Here are some of the most common decreases

Common Increases for the Newcomer star
Newcomers need to learn how to increase. Here are some of the most common ways to do this!

Learn to Knit Sites star
External sites to supplement learning.

Reasons to Swatch star
We’ve all been told to make a gauge swatch before beginning a project. Here’s why, along with a few other good reasons to swatch.

Selecting a Pattern for Your First Knit Sweater star
The first sweater is a milestone, but choose the pattern carefully if you want to actually wear the finished piece! Here are some considerations.

Swatches and Gauge star
Do you want your knitting to fit? Then you need to understand what gauge is, and how to swatch for it.

The Kitchener Stitch star
It only seems difficult! Once you understand how the Kitchener stitch works, you'll be knitting socks from the top down with no problem!

The World of Cast-Ons star
Every project needs a cast-on, but different methods produce divergent results.

Tutorials star
If you need help for a problem not covered here at BellaOnline, here are some sites that will help.

Yarn or Pattern FIrst? star
How do you plan a project? Newbies, here are some suggestions.

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