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Yarn Color Dominance in Stranded Colorwork

Yarn color dominance. What is it? How can I control it? When knitting with two colors, the two yarns can’t be in exactly the same place. One yarn will be carried below the other, and that makes it travel further to get to the needle. That makes the stitch just a little bit taller, and…

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Easy Pi Shawl Knitting

A half-pi (half-circle) shawl is one of the simplest shawl constructions to work. They are worked by doubling the number of stitches each time you’ve doubled the number of rows. Increases are made all at once in one row, so it’s easy to maintain stitch patterns between increase rows. Let’s Get Started: As for all…

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Meet the Knitter: Michele Lee Bernstein

Michele Lee Bernstein, PDXKnitterati, loves designing accessories, especially if they use one or two skeins of very special yarn. She’s fond of texture (brioche, lace, entrelac, elongated stitches), and enjoys using interesting techniques to make small objects sing. She loves teaching knitters to be the boss of their knitting, and does so at local yarn shops in Oregon, fiber festivals including Vogue Knitting Live, guild retreats, and now all over the world via Zoom! Find her on Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry, and her website PDXKnitterati.com.

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Chart Reading Basics

Reading a chart doesn’t have to be difficult. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein explains chart reading basics and shares several different kinds of charts. Michele begins by noting that all charts have a key that will explain what the symbols mean. Different designers will use different symbols, but the key will always tell you…

Elastic Bind Off for Ribbing

The Elastic Bind Off is perfect for the edges of your knitting projects where you need extra stretch. This bind off can be particularly useful on edges where a ribbing pattern has been worked, like the top of a toe-up sock. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the Elastic Bind Off…

Syncopated Brioche

If you are familiar with Brioche knitting, you’ll want to give Syncopated Brioche a try. This technique of Brioche knitting is simply switching the brioche knit (BrK) stitches to brioche purl (BrP) stitches and vice versa. This creates an interesting effect in the fabric and can be used to create all kinds of designs and…

Twisted Stockinette Edge

Adding a decorative edging to your knitting project can really turn up the volume and add pizzazz to your project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work a Twisted Stockinette Edge. This edging is perfect for the top of a cuff-down sock or the bottom of a bottom-up sweater. This decorative edge…

Knit Stitch versus Purl Stitch

Being able to read your knitting is an important tool to have in your knitter’s toolbox. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein explains how to tell the difference between knit stitches and purl stitches. Knit stitches look like smooth “Vs” and purl stitches look like small bumps. Michele explains her method of remembering…

Putting Together Mitered Squares

Mitered squares are so fun to knit and there are many ways to put them together into your project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein explores a couple ways to put the mitered squares together. Michele begins by taking individual squares and discusses how to seam them together. They can be arranged so that all…

Knitting an I-Cord Edge for Shawls or Scarves

An I-Cord edging is a beautiful detail on any knitting project. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work an i-cord edging at the beginning and end of the row, making it the perfect technique for scarves and side-to-side shawls. This edging requires three stitches at the beginning of the row…