How to: Add tucks to your knitting

To complement the pleats tutorial from last week, here is a how to video on working tucks in your knitting. If you've ever wondered what the difference is between pleats and tucks, this will explain all (or is it just me that thinks about these things?). I adore the generous texture that tucks can add to knitted fabric. My Nut-Hap for The Book of Haps features a tucked edging, which is worked in a slightly different way - more on that another time.

I am busy planning our next lot of filming for next week, so do let me know in the comments if there are any techniques you'd like to see us feature.

This video covers the following areas:

What is a tuck? What's the difference between a pleat and a tuck?

How to pick up stitches for a tuck.

How to work a tuck joining row.

Ysolda Teague's Ripley Hat pattern uses tucks.

My Nut-Hap uses tucks worked in a slightly different way.

The cowl I'm wearing in this tutorial is my Knotted Kernel design.

Photos © Kate Davies Designs Ltd

Video © Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Ltd