Adapting Knitting Patterns
Knitters are an intelligent and resourceful lot, and itís possible to re-size most patterns. A number of different techniques can be used to do this; here are a few of them.
Blocking Your Knits
Blocking your hand knit fabric is an important step in finishing your knitted piece. Avoid mistakes that could ruin your work, and learn to block so that your work is enhanced. Read this article on blocking for important blocking advice.
Changing Yarn Weights in Sweater Patterns
Prefer DK to bulky sweaters, but love a certain pattern? Re-size it and make it your own!
Crochet for Knitting
Crochet is definitely a cousin to knitting. It is a great skill to have in your toolbox.
Articles that help you when making a sweater or jumper.
Intarsia goes in and out of style. It's a great technique for warm-weather knits!
Jogless Stripes In The Round
Three techniques are given to avoid or solve the jog that happens when knitting stripes in the round. Read here to found out how to create a smooth stripe effect in your circular striped knitting projects.
Knitting Horizontal Stripes
Read this to learn two techniques for knitting horizontal stripes, plus tips and what to look out for when adding stripes to your knitting.
Lace Knitting Simplified
Want to try lace knitting? Here are a few pointers for beginners
Learn to Knit
Links and articles geared to the beginning knitter or those needing a refresher.
Parallelogram Check and Plain Diamond Stitch
Description of two more reversible stitches the Parallelogram check and the Plain Diamond stitch.
Playing with Ribbing
Take the time to swatch different rib patterns, and use your new knowledge to personalize your next garment!
Skills to learn after or while you are learning the basics.
Stranded knitting is a special technique that results in beautiful colorwork. This article discusses some how-tos to keep in mind.
The Kitchener Stitch
It only seems difficult! Once you understand how the Kitchener stitch works, you'll be knitting socks from the top down with no problem!
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