• 5:01

    Fancy Cast On: Knit, Yarnover, Knit (kyok)

    There are so many ways to cast on your knitting. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson shares an interesting cast on that she created that can be used to rapidly increase the stitches on the needle. She calls it the Fancy Cast On, as it creates a beautiful detail along the top of the…

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  • 5:15

    Figure-8 Cast On

    When starting a project like a toe-up socks, it’s nice to have a cast on method in your knitting toolbox that creates a nice, seamless start to the project. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to work the Figure-8 Cast On. Corrina begins by looking at a small swatch that looks like the toe…

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  • 5:25

    German Short Rows

    Short rows are a technique used in knitting to create extra fabric in certain areas of a piece without working a full of row of knitting. They are often used in the heel of socks and for sweater shaping. In this video, knitting expert Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work German Short Rows. This…

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  • 7:52

    Get to Know Your Pattern: Parts of a Pattern

    Knitting patterns contain a wealth of information to help you knit the project correctly. In this video, Mary Beth Temple gives an overview of the parts of a knitting pattern by looking at a two-color shawl pattern. A knitting pattern will begin by listing the finished measurements and gauge needed for the pattern. Mary Beth…

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  • 6:50

    Get to Know Your Pattern: Understanding Your Gauge

    It’s important to understand how to achieve the proper gauge in a knitting pattern. In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains how to read the gauge section of a knitting pattern, and how you go about achieving the proper gauge. The gauge listed on a knitting pattern is the exact gauge that the person who…

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  • 3:44

    Going Up a Needle Size to Bind Off

    Once the knitting is complete on a project, it’s time to bind off. If you have a hard time creating a loose bind off edge, in this video Jen Lucas demonstrates how to use a larger knitting needle to work the bind off. Jen begins with a small swatch of Stockinette stitch that she knit…

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  • 2:57

    How to Make a Crochet Chain

    Having a few crochet techniques in your knitting toolbox is important. Being able to work something like a simple crochet chain is useful for things like decorative bind offs, provisional cast ons, and adding embellishments to your knitting. In this video, Corrina Ferguson explains how to work a crochet chain. Corrina begins by showing a…

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  • 7:46

    How to Read a Slipped Stitch Chart

    Slipped stitch knitting is a fun technique that adds colorwork into a project, with the benefit of only working with one color each row or round. There are so many slipped stitch patterns out there to knit and many of them are worked from charts. In this video, Corrina Ferguson discusses slipped stitch charts and…

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  • 6:20

    How to Work the Garter Tab Cast On

    The garter tab cast on is the perfect cast on for top-down shawls. If your shawl is going to have a garter edge running along the top, this cast on is for you. It provides a near-seamless edging to the top of the shawl. In this video, Jen Lucas will show you how to work…

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