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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Jan 22

Knitting Basics – Casting Off

Beginner Knitters 101

Last week I helped you start a knitting project. Straight out the gates you put stitches on your needles and started knitting rows! (If you’d like to see last week’s video click here) And as I promised, this week I’m going to help you finish that project. If you’ve been knitting over the last week […]

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Jan 15

Knitting Basics

Beginner Knitters 101 , Casting On

If you want to start knitting, but aren’t really sure where to start, it’s the basics that will help you the most. Setting a foundation in place is perfect for any new adventure. Harry and Draco weren’t supposed to actually explore the skies of Hogwarts during their first flying lesson, as holding the broomstick and […]

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