Are you ready to TUCK?
Tuck sounds like some kind of energetic gym activity, but I promise that knitting tuck stitches is actually relaxing and not at all alarming. And to help you develop your tuck stitch skills, we have Nancy Marchant’s lovely Bramen Cowl – the first design in Boost Your Knitting. Read More
Now that you’ve got two-round stripes and stitch patterns nailed, you’re ready to open the doors to a whole new world of helical possibilities… Read More
When I talk to knitters about helical knitting, if they are familiar with the technique it is almost always in the context of 1x1 helical stripes. I have to admit that this was how I first met helical knitting, but I’m fast coming to the conclusion that it’s helical garter stitch that is the most exciting application of helical knitting. Read More
I-cord cast off gives a smooth, rounded edge to your knitting. Find out how to do it from this straightforward video tutorial. Read More
These two videos cover the basics of working jogless helical stripes, whether you use circular needle, or double-pointed needles. Read More
Have you come across pin combs before? I had seen them mentioned a while ago, but it wasn't until we started work on Something New to Learn About Lace that I got around to ordering a set. I have the KnitPro Knit Blockers that we now stock in the shop, and I absolutely love them! I have had a set of blocking wires for nearly ten years, and they get used a LOT. I find my wires so useful that it had never really occurred to me that I would want to use anything else for blocking lace. For peaked or scalloped edges, I think that wires are still the best way to go, but depending on the size of your project, pin combs are a brilliant way to pin out straight edges. They are certainly faster and easier than wires over short distances. Read More
Do you know that horrible feeling you get when you look down at your knitting and realise that you've made a big mistake, and it's too far back to just unknit a row or two? I certainly do! Many people think that as you get more experienced at knitting, you stop making mistakes, but that's absolutely not the case! I think it was the Yarn Harlot who said that experienced knitters just make bigger mistakes more quickly, and she's ABSOLUTELY right! Read More
Stitch markers are one of the most useful tools in knitting. Whether you're keeping track of shaping elements in a garment, or establishing a lace pattern, these simple rings, or even just a loop of waste yarn, can instantly make a pattern more straightforward.
The video below is the second in our Something New to Learn About Lace series, and explains how to use stitch markers to keep track of your lace knitting. Read More
Never lose track of rounds or rows with this handy trick. Read More
Learn this essential technique from Jen’s calm and detailed tutorial video. Read More