• 3:28

    Backwards Loop Cast On

    There are a variety of ways to cast on for your knitting project. In this video, knitting expert Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work the backwards loop (also known as the “Cursive E”) cast on. The Backwards Loop Cast On is a basic stretchy cast on that can be too loose for some projects.…

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  • 3:26

    Basic Bind Off: Purlwise

    The Purlwise Bind Off is a variation of a traditional bind off. Instead of knitting the stitches during the bind off, the stitches are purled. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to work the Purlwise Bind Off. Jen states that this bind off can be used for a variety of reasons. It can be…

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  • 4:20

    Choosing Your Knitting Needle: Circular vs. Straight

    There are many factors to consider when choosing the right knitting needle for you and your project. In this video, knitting expert Jill Wright looks at both circular knitting needles and straight knitting needles. She discusses their features and what kind of projects will work for each type of knitting needle. Jill starts by looking…

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  • 3:49

    Choosing Your Knitting Needle: Sizes of Needles

    Knitting needles come in many different sizes. In this video, knitting expert Jill Wright shares her needle knowledge with you to give you an overview on choosing the right knitting needle for your project. When starting a knitting project, the pattern will list the gauge needed to make the piece. The gauge is particularly important…

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  • 3:00

    Choosing Your Knitting Needle: Wooden vs. Metal

    Knitting needles can be made up of a wide variety of materials. Typically, the needles are made of wood or metal. In this video, Jill Wright looks at the features of wooden knitting needles and metal knitting needles. Wood needles are made of different types of wood, most commonly bamboo. These needles have a rougher…

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  • 3:01

    Continental Knitting (Picking)

    When it comes to knitting mechanics, there’s a few different ways that knitters will hold the yarn and needle to make their stitches. Every knitter finds a style that works for them. In this video, Jill Wright breaks down how to knit using the Continental (or Picking) method of knitting. She demonstrates how to tension…

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  • 2:05

    Counting Rows in Garter Stitch

    Garter stitch is a simple, squishy fabric created by knitting every stitch, when working back and forth in rows. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to count rows when working garter stitch on your knitting projects. A defining feature of garter stitch is the purl bumps or ridges that are created by working…

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  • 3:31

    Counting Rows in Stockinette Stitch

    Stockinette stitch is a knitted fabric that’s created by working knit stitches on the right side and purl stitches on the wrong side, when working back in forth in rows. In this video, knitting expert Mary Beth Temple explains how to count rows in Stockinette stitch. FROM THE RIGHT SIDE Looking at Stockinette stitch from…

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  • 6:55

    Determining Yarn Weights

    Yarn comes in different thicknesses or yarn weights. In this video, Corrina Ferguson shares tips for determining the weight of a yarn. She looks at both the wraps per inch (WPI) as well as the gauge to determine the thickness of the yarn. YARN WEIGHTS There are eight standard yarn weights. They are: Lace Super…

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