a knitted swatch with the italian cast-on for an invisible edge

How to knit the Italian cast-on

A step-by-step tutorial on the Italian tubular cast-on method including a slow-motion video Are you looking for a super neat and stretchy cast-on for your ribbings? Well, then the Italian cast-on method might just be what you are looking for. It’s super simple to knit and will create a particularly well-balanced and almost invisible edge …

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knitting a tubular cast-on in green cotton yarn for a super neat and stretchy edge for a 1x1 rib stitch

How to knit the tubular cast-on

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting the long tail tubular cast-on the easy way Are you looking for an extremely stretchy cast-on that creates a well-rounded edge for a 1×1 rib stitch? Then the (long tail) tubular cast-on method might be what you are looking for and this tutorial is all about it! So what is …

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someone knitting a sl1 stitch in blue cotton yarn

How to sl1 in knitting

Step-by-step instructions for sl1. What it means, how to do it, and important things to be aware of So, you just started out knitting, maybe you even finished your first little potholder or scarf, and now your next pattern asks you to knit “sl1”. Well, as you will see in a second, the technique is …

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different knitting decreases all in one swatch ontop of each other

Knitting decreases – The ultimate list

A detailed list with all decreases in knitting. Centered, right- and left-leaning options for every project. In knitting, decreases are one of the most fundamental ways to shape fabric. No matter if you want to knit a hat, a shawl, or socks, at one point or another you probably want your project to get narrower. …

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the waffle stitch knitting pattern as seen from the right side in purple yarn

The waffle stitch knitting pattern

Step-by-step instructions on how to knit the waffle stitch knitting pattern for beginners – including a video. The beautifully textured Waffle Stitch knitting pattern is probably one of the most popular stitches for beginners. While it looks fancy, it’s a simple 4-row repeat that only requires knit and purl stitches. In this tutorial, I am …

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close-up of a a knitted swatch increased with m1pr

How to knit M1PR – Make one purl right

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting m1pr. A super easy right-leaning increase for the wrong side. Your pattern calls for knitting a M1PR and you have to clue what it means? Or, do you want to know how to create a right-leaning decrease from the wrong side? Then keep on reading because this tutorial is all …

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a swatch increased with m1pl on the wrong side

How to knit M1PL – Make One Purl Left

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting m1pl. A simple left-leaning increase for the wrong side. Does your pattern call for knitting a M1PL and you have no clue what it means or how to knit it. Then fear not, this tutorial will show you everything you need to know about this easy left-leaning increase. M1PL stands …

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german twisted cast on purlwise on the knitting needles

German Twisted Purl cast on

A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the German twisted cast on purlwise. A smart and stretchy method if you want to knit ribbings. Do you want to knit perfect ribbings with a super stretchy edge? Well, then you should consider casting on knit and purl stitches. You can do this by doing the German …

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a knitted swatch with the german twisted cast on and various knitting tools

How to do the German twisted cast on

A step by step tutorial on the German twisted cast-on method with a very detailed slow-motion video so you can get it right the first time Does your pattern require a super stretchy edge? And now you are looking for a tutorial on the German Twisted cast-on? Well, then look no further! As a local, …

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a knitted swatch showing the easy single cast on technique and the beautiful edge it creates for garter stitch

How to do the single cast on – the easiest cast on in knitting

A step-by-step tutorial on the single cast on – A basic and super easy way to cast on knitting stitches for beginners. Are you looking for the easiest way to cast on stitches? A super basic method that you can use for your first project that doesn’t involve any complicated instructions with 20 different steps …

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