an icord cast on on a wooden board knitted in blue yarn seen from the top

How to knit the i-cord cast-on

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting the i-cord cast-on and important tips and tricks Your project starts with an i-cord cast-on and you have no clue how to knit it? Then this tutorial will show two very easy ways to start your knitting with a well-rounded edge. The i-cord was named by Elizabeth Zimmerman because she …

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a swatch increased with m1 - make one on a wooden table

How to knit m1

A step-by-step tutorial showing you how to increase with m1 in knitting for beginners You just started knitting and now your pattern tells you to “m1”? And you have no clue what it means and how to knit it? Well, then you came to the right place because in this tutorial I will be showing …

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a swatch decreased with the centered single decrease laying flat

How to knit a centered single decrease

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting a centered single decrease – 2 ways In knitting, almost all decreases have a slant. They either lean to the left or the right, and when stacked upon each other they will form a neat decrease line. But there is one exception: The centered single decrease (CSD) – sometimes also …

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How to knit Judy’s magic cast-on

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting Judy’s magic cast-on – the perfect start for toe-up socks Do you want to start knitting socks toe-up in a super invisible way? Do you hate the Kitchener stitch and similar grafting or seaming methods? Then this tutorial is all for you because I’ll show you how to knit Judy’s …

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purling one below the continental way

How to purl one below

A step-by-step tutorial on purling into the row below – including a video A lot of patterns require you to knit one below. But what happens if the next stitch is a purl stitch? If you are knitting the fisherman’s rib stitch in two colors, you will certainly come across the problem. So in this …

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The knit one below stitch

How to knit one below

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting into the stitch below – including a slow-motion repeat Does your pattern require you to knit one below (k1b) and you have no clue what are supposed to do? Then you came to the right place because in this tutorial I will show you everything you need to know about …

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the fishermans rib stitch knitting pattern - close up shot where you can see all details

How to knit the fisherman’s rib stitch

A step-by-step tutorial on the fisherman’s rib stitch, alternative ways of knitting it, and helpful tips and tricks Do you want to knit a voluminous scarf using the fisherman’s rib stitch but you have no clue how to knit it? The instructions say to “knit one below” and it has you totally confused? Well, then …

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a crochet cast-on on the knitting needles laying on a wooden table

How to knit the crochet cast-on

A step-by-step tutorial showing you how to cast-on knitting with a crochet hook the easy way Are you looking for a moderately stretchy and extremely decorative edge to begin your knitting? One that is very easy to knit and very versatile on top of that? Then look no further. The crochet cast-on ticks off all …

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close-up of the crochet bind off shown on a swatch laying on a wooden table

How to knit the crochet bind-off

A step-by-step tutorial on how to bind off knitting with a crochet hook the easy way Do you want to learn a secret? Most of the techniques in knitting can also be done with a crochet hook. So, if you have been struggling with the standard way to cast-off, then you should know about this …

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How to knit a reverse yarn over

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting the reverse yarn over – a simple right-leaning increase Your pattern asks for a reverse yarn over and you have no clue how to knit it? You know the regular yarn over but how do you knit it backwards? Well, it’s just as simple and quite a useful technique! Unlike …

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