Spring 2018

What is DK Yarn?

What is DK Yarn?

If you’re searching a yarn store and constantly see the phrase, ‘dk yarn’ you might start scratching your head,  (or stroking your beard!) while wondering why these two initials came together and began describing a yarn. Everywhere you see it. Is it another part of […]

How To Cast Off- 3 methods

How To Cast Off- 3 methods

Once you’ve finished your knitting, in most cases you need to use a casting off technique to remove the stitches from the needle. How do you cast off if ribbing, and does stocking stitch need a different cast off to garter stitch? In this video […]

How To Knit Neat Edges

How To Knit Neat Edges

Have you noticed that the edges of your rows seem looser, more filled with stitches than the middle? It might look a bit like you’ve knitted extra stitches when in fact you’re just knitting your average garter stitch scarf or baby blanket. If your knitting […]

How To Weave In Yarn Ends

How To Weave In Yarn Ends

If there’s any sewing to do while you’re finishing your knits there will be ends of yarn to be woven in. And let’s face it there’s always the cast on edge too, which has to start somewhere, and that’s another loose end of yarn. How […]

How To Sew A Button to A Hat

How To Sew A Button to A Hat

Have you ever knitted a square hat? I mean it’s easy, right? Just plain garter stitch and sew up one seam? It’s the average hat that you find in your first ‘how to knit a hat’ tutorial. Then when you wear it does it feel […]

How to sew a seam in reverse stocking-stitch

How to sew a seam in reverse stocking-stitch

Whether you call it stocking-stitch or stockinette, or even ‘the wrong side of knitting,’ you will finish knitting one day and realise there’s a seam that needs securing. And that seam may appear unfathomable. It’s not as confusing as all that. Just take a bit […]

Choose Your Wrong Side Of Knitting

Choose Your Wrong Side Of Knitting

This is where knitting becomes controversial. Did you know there were wrong sides and right sides? And who decided before and who decides now? Well, the answer is simply that the pattern decides for you, but you can also make that decision for yourself when […]

Sewing A Garter Stitch Seam

Sewing A Garter Stitch Seam

You’ve knitted a rectangle- great job! Now you need to join it together somehow, to create a knitted headband, a bracelet, a coin purse or a square toque or beanie. This is where the problem arises… you signed up to learn how to knit, not […]



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