• 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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  • Understanding Stitch Pattern Repeats

    If you enjoy exploring different stitch patterns, it’s important to understand how pattern repeats work. In this video, knitwear designer Corrina Ferguson explains stitch pattern repeats. Corrina looks at two different stitch patterns – a braided cable, which is worked over a multiple of 8 plus 2 stitches, and a lace stitch pattern that’s worked…

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  • Reading Schematics

    Schematics are drawings commonly found in knitting patterns to tell you all the measurements of the finished piece. They are found in many garment patterns, but you’ll also find schematics in other patterns as well, like shawls. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to read schematics. Corrina compares two schematics. The first…

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  • Sewn Bind Off

    The Sewn Bind Off is a very stretchy edge that is perfect for a bind off that can benefit from extra elasticity. Because of the stretchiness of this bind off, it’s the perfect finish for edges of cuffs, necklines, and the top of toe-up socks. In this video, Jill Wright demonstrates how to work the…

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  • Wrap & Turn Short Rows

    There are several different methods to create short rows in a knitting project. In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains how to work the Wrap & Turn Short Row method, the most common method used for creating short rows. Working a swatch of Stockinette stitch (knit on Right Side/purl on Wrong Side), Mary Beth works…

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  • 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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  • Invisible Ribbed Bind Off

    The invisible ribbed bind off is a sewn bind off that creates a very stretchy edge to finish 1×1 (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) ribbing. As the name suggests, this bind off is nearly invisible and gives the edge of your piece a clean, finished look. In this video, Jill Wright demonstrates how to…

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  • Bind Off in Pattern

    Occasionally, you might come across a knitting pattern that contains the instructions to “bind off in pattern.” In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains what this instruction means and how to work it. For many knitting projects, a knitwise bind off or a purlwise bind off can be used to finish the knitting. As Mary…

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  • Japanese Short Rows

    There are several methods to work short rows into your knitting projects. In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains how to work Japanese Short Rows. Mary Beth is working on a swatch of Stockinette stitch (knit on Right Side/purl on Wrong Side). She notes that a knitting pattern will tell you where to place the…

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