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How to weave in ends as you go

A step-by-step tutorial on weaving in ends as you knit – the probably easiest and fastest way to join a new yarn in knitting Are you sick of tapestry needles and weaving in ends? To be sure, a lot of knitting projects require more than just one ball of yarn. And at one point or …

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Twist and weave – a super neat way to change colors in knitting

A step-by-step tutorial on changing colors in knitting using the twist and weave method that works without a knot In knitting, the fun starts when you do colorwork techniques. But no matter if it’s simple stripes, Fair Isle, or intarsia, you have to knit with more than just one ball of yarn. So, how do …

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someone holding up two balls of yarn joined with the russian join in knitting

How to do a Russian join in knitting

A step by step tutorial on how to join yarn without knots or ends to weave in using the Russian join knitting technique Let’s be honest, who likes weaving in ends. But often, when you need to join a new ball of yarn, you end up with two little tails that will require your attention …

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The best left-leaning decrease in knitting

Everything you need to know about left-leaning decreases in knitting with 7 alternatives from easy to super invisible Everything in knitting comes in mirrored pairs. It’s how this amazing hobby works. You probably know how to knit the knit stitch, and the corresponding stitch for the wrong side is the purl stitch. And similarly, knitting …

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new yarn join with a spit splice in an invisible way and without any knots

How to spit splice yarn

A step by step tutorial on the spit splice. An easy method to join a new ball without any knots suitable for beginners. Most commercial yarn comes in skeins of 50 or 100 grams. While that can be enough to knit socks or a hat, bigger knitting projects will need more than just one ball. …

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Joining yarn with a magic knot in knitting

A step-by-step (video) tutorial on how to make a magic knot in knitting for an invisible and super secure join. Joining a new ball of yarn can be quite a chore. Because, let’s be honest, who really likes weaving in all those ends later on. But there is actually quite an easy way to avoid …

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How to knit a mitered square

A step by step tutorial on knitting mitered squares. How to knit them in multiple colors, and how to join mitered squares Do you want to knit a little baby blanket, a dishcloth or a hue shift afghan? And now you want to know how to knit a mitered square? Then you came to the …

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How to fix a dropped stitch in knitting

A step-by-step tutorial showing how to fix a dropped stitch – no matter if it’s a knit or a purl stitch or if it’s one or several rows below. Let me guess. You just dropped a stitch on your first knitting project and it unraveled all the way down. Do you need to start all …

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How to knit neat edges – essential knitting tips

A step by step tutorial on knitting edges neatly and how to prevent the most common mistakes A lot of beginners, but sometimes even advanced knitters, struggle with their edges. They are often a bit too loose and not especially uniform. So, how do you knit edges neatly? What’s the secret? I could say practice …

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How to bind off the last stitch and make it look neater

A step by step tutorial showing you 3 alternatives to neaten the last stitch of a bind off when knitting flat projects Are you currently finishing a project but you don’t know what to do with the last stitch? Or have you bound off successfully but your edge doesn’t exactly look neat? Well in this …

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