close-up of a finished magic knot in knitting

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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sometimes fixing a knitting mistake with a crochet hook

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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knitting tips for beginners for beginners and advanced knitters

10 knitting tips for beginners and advanced knitters

A massive list of knitting hints and tips. Smart adjustments of standard techniques & how to knit better the easy way. Do you want to know how to get good at knitting? Do you want neat edges and a nice stitch definition? Then you came to the right place because this post contains essential knitting …

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reverse stockinette vs garter stitch - the two knitting stitch patterns close-up side by side

Reverse stockinette vs garter stitch

A handy little beginners guide to the difference between reverse stockinette stitch and garter stitch So, your pattern calls for reverse stockinette stitch and you are wondering what’s the big deal? Why knit it at all, and why not just knit in garter stitch instead of this reverse business? Is reverse stockinette the same as …

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a double knitting swatch where you can see both sides and two balls of yarn in the back ground

What is double knitting?

Everything you need to know about double-sided knitting. What it is, how it’s done, and how to use it. Did you read a pattern or saw a post online where they talking about double-sided knitting? A project that has no wrong side and two distinct sides of colorwork instead? And now you are wondering what …

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close-up of the garter stitch graft where you joined two mitered squares

Grafting garter stitch for beginners

A step-by-step tutorial on how to graft garter stitch. An easy method to close horizontal seams in an invisible way. Are you currently knitting a cowl or maybe a little baby set in garter stitch? And now you want to create an invisible horizontal seam to finish your projects? And this left you wondering about …

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fixing a dropped stitch in garter stitch with a crochet hook several rows down

How to fix a dropped stitch in garter stitch

A step-by-step tutorial on fixing mistakes when knitting garter stitch. How to pick up dropped stitches and fix holes. I begin by assuming you just dropped a stitch, you are in full panic mode, and you are afraid that you just ruined all your hard work. Nonsense! There is an easy way to rescue your …

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