close-up of a knitted swatch with the in patter bind-off edge in 2x2 rib stitch

How to bind off in pattern

A step-by-step tutorial on the alternating bind-off and ways to achieve an in-pattern edge for ribbings, etc. Most knitting is not done in plain stockinette stitch. Ribbings, moss stitch, seed stitch, and a whole host of other knitting stitch patterns adorn the projects of most knitters. But the standard bind-off DOES create a row of …

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close up of suspended bind-off edge

How to knit the suspended bind-off

Everything you need to know about the suspended bind-off knitting method for a stretchier edge Are you looking to add a little bit more give to your edges? Then the suspended bind-off could be your best friend. This ingenious method allows you to create the exact same edge as your regular bind-off technique – only …

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close-up of the edge created by the sewn bind off

How to do the sewn bind off

Everything you need to know about Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind-off in knitting Are you looking for a super simple yet super stretchy way to finish your knitting? Well, then you absolutely need to try the sewn bind-off. While it does indeed use a tapestry needle (and many knitters don’t really like them) it’s just a …

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a swatch with the icelandic bind off on garter stitch

How to knit the Icelandic bind-off

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting the stretchy Icelandic bind-off and everything you need to know about it Are you looking for a stretchy bind-off that is easy and fast to knit and works very well for garter stitch? Well, then you should definitely consider the so-called Icelandic bind-off. It employs one little trick for stunning …

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close-up of a knitted swatch started with the turkish cast-on

How to knit the Turkish Cast-on

A step-by-step tutorial on knitting the Turkish cast-on – perfect for toe-up socks – on circulars or dpns. Are you looking for a super easy and invisible way to start your socks toe-up? Then the Turkish cast-on could be your new favorite method! It’s so simple and yet so versatile I would actually say it …

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close-up swatch increased with the skl right leaning increase

How to knit SKL – slip, knit, lift

A step-by-step tutorial on how to knit a right-leaning bar increase; perfect to mirror kfb Have you ever wondered if there is a right-leaning counterpart to KFB, knit front and back? Well, there is, even though it is not very well known. By knitting SKL – slip, knit, lift – you can beautifully accent those …

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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 Zimmermann because it …

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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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someone holding judys magic cast on on the knitting needles

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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