Apr 02

How To Choose Yarn for Two Colour Knitting

Knitting Yarn 101

  Two colour knitting doesn’t have to be difficult. You may immediately think of fancy fair isle cardigans that you only aspire to possibly knitting one day. Perhaps you’re thinking of how your Gran used to knit snowflakes on the front of warm jumpers for the whole family at Christmas. (and that’s complicated knitting, right!?) […]

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Mar 12

How To Knit Wrap And Turn

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

Knitting wrap and turn is all about knitting short rows. ‘Wrap and turn,’ and ‘short rows’ are techniques seen in knitting patterns and if there are not illustrations to show off the splendour of the effects you can produce with them, they can be confusing. When you knit a short row you’re creating an uneven […]

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Mar 05

How To Knit SSK

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

To knit SSK you need to get your head around slipping stitches. And when I first saw this and learned the intricacies it felt like I was cheating, as I thought ‘if you’re slipping stitches you’re not actually knitting them!’ What I discovered from practicing a few times, is that you’re actually using stitches from […]

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Feb 26

How To Knit SKPO

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

SKPO is a great little tool to add to your toolkit of knitting abbreviations. You’ll more likely find it in patterns from the UK, (I’ll show you teh US equivalent next week) and it’s as useful as k2tog. We will likely see it alongside k2tog as skpo produces a mirror image of the more common […]

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Feb 19

How To Knit KFB

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

Knitting kfb isn’t as difficult as it looks. Of course the first instinct when you see the abbreviation translator is ‘how do you knit into the front and back of a stitch at the same time?’ But take a look at the stitch, there’s one loop making the stitch. The focus needs to be for […]

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Feb 12

How To Knit PSSO

Knitting Jargon Tutorials

If you’re coming across psso in your knitting pattern you might be wondering what on earth it means! Quite simply, the most confusing thing about psso is that it is usually combined with other abbreviations to make a larger textured section. Let’s face it, not many knitters are that keen on long strings of abbreviations! […]

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Feb 05

Knitting Jargon For Beginners

Beginner Knitters 101

A lot of knitting words you might understand from other parts of your life, but they seem confusing when you hear them or read them while you’re learning to knit. Knitting terminology is easier to grasp than you might think, for example a stitch is a loop of thread on the knitting needle. And when […]

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