How to Do The Long Tail Cast On

Double Cast-On aka Long-Tail Cast-On My favorite cast on method. This creates a nice, stretchy edge that works well for stockinette stitch or for ribbing. Easy to knit from, easy to pick up stitches from, this is also the fastest cast-on I know, once you get the hang of it. It’s even faster than Single Cast-On when you take into account that this method creates an already knitted row. (By the way, purl the first row if working stockinette on […]

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The Joy Of Beginning To Knit

Learn to knit the basic stitches with video. Every beginning knitter should be told how much joy knitting will bring them. We have learned from knitters who are famous and the next door neighbor that knitting for them has often  been a life saver. Some tell us that knitting helped them get through grief and stress. The famous like Debbie Macomber, Deborah Norville and Amanda Seyfried speak about the life giving qualities of knitting. A good friend of mine is really into […]

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Knitting 1000 Sweaters for the Needy

Knitting 1000 sweaters for the needy! What a wonderful and noble goal. I found it interesting that in the following video Anna said she knitted sweaters for soldiers in WWII. A while ago  I  read a story about a woman who knitted soldiers sweaters and one of hers came home to her on the back of her own son.  He was given the sweater  because he had given his coat to someone else. The funny thing was  he did not […]

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Knitting In The Round For Beginners

Ok you have finished that baby blanket, shawl or scarf and you are now ready to move on to a hat. You are ready for knitting in the round. This short tutorial gives you the basics and a little more. The presentation is very professional and understandable and will make you feel comfortable making this transition to the more sophisticated technique of knitting in the round. It is a fact that most needle work projects whether knit, crochet or needlepoint […]

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Dye Your Yarn With Tea

You can dye yarn with many things in your kitchen, and this includes tea! The following knitting tutorial will show you how to dye yarn with three different types of tea: Black Tea, Chamomile Tea and a Fruity Herbal Tea. You will need wool yarn, vinegar, tea bags, a microwave, and a microwave safe container. We do it your selfers are always looking for new worlds to conquer and new things to create. This tea dyed yarn project fill the […]

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This video teachs Cable with drop stitches , Knitting stitch,* reversible knitting stitch

Summer is almost here and as as the song goes ” lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, Those days of soda and pretzels and beer” This video teaches you how to knit a cable stitch with drop stitches in between for a delicate summer-weight cable pattern. For the uninitiated knitting is all about warm things like winter sweaters, scarves and shawls that keep the chill of but we know that knitting is a year-round sport. There are a lot of […]

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Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches Tutorial

Whoops! A bunch of stitches just slipped off the end of the needle. You got them back on the needle, but are they twisted now? Here’s how to tell, and a couple of ways of correcting the twisted stitches. Stacy Very Pink Knits Wonderful visual with the “super big sample I’m using is knit with roving”. One of the problems with a lot of tutorials is they are done with the correct needles and yarn for the project at hand which […]

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Now You Can Make A Downton Abby Hat With This Tutorial

The Downton Hat tutorial Will teach you how to make a hat inspired by the Popular PBS series. Downton Abbey the TV series on PBS is set in the years before WWI. The first show of the series began with the news of the loss of the heir to the title of Earl of Grantham on the maiden voyage of the titanic. This is a very popular cerebral historical drama series fictional but believable. True to its period and examining […]

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Mary Jane Baby Booties you can knit Knit Basic

Somewhere we have a photo of one of our daughters kicking off a bootie and the bootie was caught in mid air, fast shutter speed and luck, these little Mary Janes would prevent them from coming off sometimes. Really it has been my experience that booties, socks and shoes do come off little feet, usually at inopportune times. Are the just too cute or what, any new mom would love getting them. Pink is always in fashion for little misses.

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Self Employed Micro Entrepreneurs in Kara Togo

Brilliant idea by a banker from Bangladesh began this wonderful practice of loans to the landless to the poor but hardworking in countries all over the world. This video shows how it works, it enables these individuals to become entrepreneurs on a small life-sustaining scale. This truly is Knitting for life. This video illustrates the old saying “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for […]

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Knitting with One Hand

Knitting is to great a hobby to be kept from those people who would have to do it with one hand. I know a wonderful young lady who has only one hand and she does amazing things because adapting was something that came through her indomitable spirit. The young woman here seems to be of the same sort.

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Pick Up and Knit

Pick up stitches and knit along a vertical and horizontal edge of knitting. You will need this to create borders and trim on your project. I’m addicted to knitting because there are always new techniques to learn, beautiful patterns to knit and more and more yummy yarns to play with. I know I am not alone! There are many fellow knitaholics out there and I want to share my knitting addiction with you. This site is filled with new designs, […]

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Beginner Loom Knitting- How To Loom Knit a Baby Hat

I know some knitting purist who hold loom knitting in disdain however the hobby is big enough for all and a lot of knitters participate in both types of knitting. Loom knitting is fast and produces some pretty results.   How to make a basic baby hat on a loom. Here we walk a beginner through loom knitting by making a baby hat. This tutorial has lots of tips along the way on How To Loom Knit Basics. A standard […]

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Learn to Knit The Linen Stitch

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How To Cast On For Beginning Knitters

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Knitting A Baby Blanket

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Unintentional Added Stitch

 

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Knitting Needles What You Need To Know

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Knit in the Round on Double-Pointed Needles

  I recorded myself knitting in the round on dpns because I get asked a lot of questions about how I knit. This is not an instructional video it’s simply a watching experience. When I have knit about half of the stitches on the dpn, if you watch closely, I quickly place the point of the previous dpn between my pointer finger and middle finger to keep it out of the way. I also give an extra tug on the […]

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Dropping Stitch A Knitting Tutorial for Beginners

When I was a new knitter the little errors like a dropped stitch just drove me to distraction, then I learned what this instructor reveals that everyone makes the errors the thing I had to learn was how to back up and correct my little slip up. I like the little bit of humor she displays, it makes the video easier to watch.  

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Knit This Easiest Shawl Pattern

The thing I like about this shawl pattern besides it being pretty is that a beginner can knit it and gain the confidence to move on to more complex patterns. When learning to knit it is so nice to start with something that you can finish and be proud of and confidently cay I did this and I can do more. The nice thing about shawl is they are so versatile and useful as a nice wrap or colorful accessory.

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Steam Block Your Knitting Project

I wonder how many knitting projects are sitting in the knitters storage bins simply because they have not been blocked. Many knitters pay someone to do this blocking and the cost delays getting the blocking done. I hope Staci’s instructions have given the fearful the oomph to try steam blocking themselves.

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Learning Reading Your Knitting Knitting Is Helpful

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Knitting Stitch Lace Stitch “Bear’s Paws”

Unique shawl design by eliZZZa see link below video this beautiful stitch can be used for borders , shawls, skirts and many other projects. To learn more about this pretty and useful stitch click on the link below. http://www.knitaholics.com/2013/03/12/how-to-knit-knitting-stitch-bears-paws-lace-stitch/

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Rugged Ripples Blanket – Crochet for Knitters -

This blanket video is from Very Pink Knits. Staci is one of the best knitting teachers and designers, the link to the pattern on Ravelry  is below. Get the pattern here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rugged-ripples

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Cast On – Knitting For Beginners

Learning a new art is so exciting. The first step for a brand new knitter is to learn to cast on. The are so many beautiful things one can make with just the basic knitting stitches. To paraphrase an ancient Chinese philosopher ” A journey …begins with learning a single stitch ” One of my first knitting projects was a baby cap done completely in the knit stitch.  

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World’s Fastest Knitter Learn From Her

I have no desire to become a true speed knitter I would like to become a little faster sometimes I feel like I am slogging along on my knitting. there are some techniques here that would help us learn to knit faster. Isn’t this woman amazing? You can hardly see her hands and fingers when she knits, I always admired people who could type at blinding speeds.

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Knitting Tutorial for Beginners- 11. Ripping Back

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Knitting For A Cause

Color Purple Program is an educational program designed to help parents understand crying babies and avoid the epidemic of shaken baby syndrome. http://dontshake.org/sbs.php?topNavID=4&subNavID=34 Dr. Ronald Barr, Developmental Pediatrician and World Expert on Infant Crying, explains the Period of PURPLE Crying Program. You can learn more about PURPLE Crying at www.purplecrying.info

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Knit cables with no cable needle

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How to Knit Your First Scarf Part 6

We are almost finished and I know you are excited to see your work materialize in your hands. Tomorrow will be the final video they will be up for your review any time you need them.

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How to Knit Your First Scarf Part 5

Ancient Rome is one of the first origins of the scarf, where it was not used to keep warm, but to keep clean. It was called the sudarium, which translates from Latin to English as “sweat cloth”, and was used to wipe the sweat from the neck and face in hot weather. They were originally worn by men around their neck or tied to their belt. Soon women started using the scarves, which were made of cloth and not made […]

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How to Knit Your First Scarf Part 4

Isn’t Staci a wonderful teacher? When you finish this the feeling of confidence in your knitting will grown by leaps and you will know that you can knit anything you want to knit. You will have joined the millions around the world that know the satisfying feeling of  having a tool, knitting, that can relieve stress and thereby improve your long-term health. Remember the poll we covered Done by Stacy Why Knit  and the Mayo Clinic Study we posted in  November Stress Reduction […]

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How to Knit Your First Scarf Part 3

Staci says:  You can really use any size needle you like for this scarf, as long as you like the fabric it creates with your yarn. I suggest US size 10 because they are big enough to easily see your stitches. But if you choose to use a different size, the pattern will still work just fine. This series of seven videos teaches you the basics of knitting, and gets you going on your first project. If you’d like to […]

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