a knitted swatch in blue yarn increased with the hitch knot increase

How to knit the hitch knot increase (HKI)

A step-by-step tutorial on a rare centered single increase that creates a balanced twin stitch. As a knitter, you have access to a lot of knitting increases. The problem is that almost all of them either lean towards the left or towards the right. Enter the hitch knot increase (HKI). This is a perfectly centered …

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How to knit the twisted chain cast-on

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting a stretchy cast-on using a crochet hook (formerly known as Chinese waitress cast-on) Are you looking for a medium stretchy cast-on technique that creates a lovely braided edge and is super easy to knit? Then look no further, the twisted chain cast-on could be just perfect for your next project. …

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The stretchiest cast-ons in knitting

A massive list with more than 10 stretchy cast-on techniques for your next project No matter if you want to knit traditional socks cuff down, start a beautiful hat, or knit gloves, the lynchpin is always the cast-on. Typically you want and need a lot of extra give but you don’t want the edge to …

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How to knit the loop stitch

A detailed tutorial on the loop stitch knitting pattern (plus alternatives) The loop stitch, also known as the flokati stitch, is a super simple 1-stitch repeat. It creates a voluminous fabric that resembles towels or handwoven carpets. It can be a fun stitch pattern for anything from scrubbers to pillows, and even toys (think of …

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How to fix brioche mistakes

A step-by-step tutorial on fixing mistakes in brioche knitting; rescue dropped stitches the easy way To a beginner, the brioche stitch can seem a daunting thing. It will take quite a while to understand that it’s a form of double knitting and that mistakes have to be handled in a special way. Whenever you dropped …

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How to knit the tubular bind-off

A step-by-step tutorial with everything you need to know about the super invisible tubular bind-off method So, you’ve finished a project in ribbing and now you are looking for a stretchy and perfectly invisible way to bind-off? Then look no further because the tubular bind-off might be your new best friend. This sewn bind-off method …

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How to increase double stockinette stitch

A step-by-step tutorial showing you my favorite increase for double knitting that’s neat and easy. There’s a lovely knitting stitch pattern called Double Stockinette stitch. It’s fully reversible and doesn’t curl. Despite being a form of double knitting, you only need one skein. However, a lot of people are unsure how to increase it and …

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The Trim, Overlap & Felt join

The perhaps easiest way to join in a new yarn in knitting – no weaving in ends required Over the years, I’ve turned joining in yarn into a science. Not all methods work with every fiber and for all projects. There is, however, one version that really sticks out. I call it “Trim, Overlap & …

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One move SSK

A neater and faster way to knit an SSK in one move By popular acclaim, SSK is most knitters’ favorite left-leaning decrease. It’s relatively easy and relatively neat. However, it also involves three steps. It’s called “slip, slip, knit” for a reason. What if I told you you can achieve similar results in one move …

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How to do the duplicate stitch in knitting

A step-by-step tutorial for the duplicate stitch knitting technique – a simple way to add color to a project Colorwork can be a great way to personalize your knitting. However, most techniques (like intarsia or fair isle), can be a bit more complicated and better suited for more advanced knitters. That’s why I want to …

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