• 5:51

    Join a New Ball of Yarn to a Project

    Curious about how to join a new ball of yarn to your knitting project? Good news – it’s remarkably easy! In this video, knitting expert Jen Lucas demonstrates two ways to join a new ball of yarn to a project. For most knitting projects, you’re going to run out of yarn at some point and…

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  • 4:41

    How to Knit I-Cord

    An i-cord is a tube of knitted fabric that’s created by working a small number of stitches on double-pointed needles or a short circular needle. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how easy it is to create this fun knitting detail. In general, three stitches are cast on to create the i-cord, which…

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  • 2:22

    Knit Through the Back Loop (K1 tbl)

    Once you’ve mastered the knit stitch, you’re ready to learn how to knit through the back loop. In this video, Jen Lucas explains how to knit a stitch through the back loop. To begin, Jen shows a swatch of twisted ribbing. This ribbing is created by knitting 1 stitch through the back loop and purling…

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  • 3:17

    Purl Through the Back Loop (P1 tbl)

    Once you’ve mastered the purl stitch, you’re ready to learn how to purl through the back loop. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to purl a stitch through the back loop. Jen begins by showing a swatch of twisted ribbing. This ribbing is created by knitting 1 stitch through the back loop and purling…

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  • 8:21

    Exploring Gauge in Different Knitted Fabrics

    Gauge is a crucial consideration in any knitting project. In this video, Jill Wright explores different knitted fabrics and how working different stitch patterns affect the gauge of the fabric. Jill has several swatches to compare. They are: Stockinette stitch 1×1 (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) ribbing English rib Seed stitch Garter stitch Garter…

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  • 4:14

    How to Make a Small Center-Pull Ball of Yarn

    For some knitting projects, only a small amount of yarn is needed for a particular technique or step in the pattern. Making a small center-pull ball of yarn is helpful when working on intarsia projects or small toys because it makes the yarn easier to manage while working through the knitting pattern. In this video,…

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  • 2:04

    How to Work the Make One (m1) Increase

    Make one increases are created by working into the strand in between two stitches on your knitting needles. In this video, Jen Lucas explains how to work the make one (m1) increase. You’ll find this increase used in many different types of projects, like fingerless mitts or mittens. It’s a great increase to have in…

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  • 2:24

    Knit Two Stitches Together Through the Back Loops (K2tog tbl)

    Once you’ve learned to knit and purl, you’ll need to add a few more stitches to your skill set in order to make all sorts of knitting projects. Simple decreases like knit two stitches together (k2tog) and slip, slip, knit (ssk) are found in a variety of patterns. Another easy single decrease that you’ll find…

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  • 5:58

    With Yarn In Front vs. With Yarn in Back

    The instructions to work a stitch “with yarn in front” or “with yarn in back” is commonly found in slipped stitch knitting patterns. In this video, knitting expert Jen Lucas explains these directions and shows how to work these instructions in a linen stitch pattern. With yarn in front is often abbreviated as “wyif.” With…

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