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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…

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…

Fixing a Mistake in Ribbing

When working in a ribbing pattern, it’s a common mistake to accidently knit where you should have purled and vice versa. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to fix mistakes made in ribbing patterns. Michele is working a swatch of 2×2 (knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches) ribbing, but the techniques…

How to Knit a Mitered Square

Mitered squares are a great way to use up leftover yarn. They’re quick and easy, too! You can make them from any weight yarn, but you should use the same weight throughout your project. A mitered square is cast on with enough stitches to cover two edges of the square. You can cast on an…

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4 Tips for Brioche Knitting

Just learning brioche knitting? Here are some tips and tricks to help you on your way. These tips are specifically for two-color brioche rib knitting. Brioche knitting creates a lovely, squishy, two-sided fabric. To do this, you work half the stitches on each row or round, while slipping every other stitch. The slipped stitches get…

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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…

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…

Elastic Bind Off

The elastic bind off is a simple one to work and creates a stretchy bind off for garter stitch, lace projects, and more. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the elastic bind off. Michele discusses that this a knitwise bind off that can be worked on either side of…

Carrying Two Yarns in Your Right Hand for Stranded Colorwork

Stranded colorwork is a beautiful technique that creates interesting designs in your knitting. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein shares an easy method for carrying two yarns in your right hand while working stranded colorwork projects. When working Fair Isle designs, some knitters will pick up and drop each yarn as they are knitting. Others…

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…