• 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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  • 3:24

    Easy Ribbing: How to Work Knit One, Purl One (K1, P1) Ribbing

    Once you’ve mastered the knit and purl stitches, you’re ready to try ribbing. In this video, Mary Beth Temple will demonstrate how to work knit one, purl one (K1, P1) ribbing. She’ll also share some tips on how to read your fabric and how to avoid mistakes while working this stitch. You’ll find ribbing used…

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  • 3:58

    Easy Ribbing: Knit Two, Purl Two (K2, P2) Ribbing

    Knit-2, purl-2 (K2, P2) ribbing is a great stretchy stitch pattern that is perfect for projects like baby hats and socks. This ribbing is very elastic, when stretched the fabric naturally wants to snapback into place. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to work this ribbed pattern. This stitch pattern is also known as…

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  • 5:03

    English Knitting (Throwing)

    There are many ways to hold and tension the yarn when knitting. The English (or throwing) knitting method is a common way to knit where the yarn is held in the right hand. In this video, knitting expert Mary Beth Temple shows you how to knit using the English method and shares her expertise on…

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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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  • 2:41

    Extra Tools for Knitting: Cable Needles

    Cable needles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. In this video, Jill Wright explores three common cable needles to help you determine which one is right for you and your next cable knitting project. She looks at the straight cable needle, straight with indent cable needle, and the J-shaped cable needle. The…

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  • 2:23

    Extra Tools for Knitting: Flexible Tape Measures

    Once you’ve learned the knitting basics, there are a few extra tools that you’ll need to complete your projects. In this video, Jen Lucas discusses flexible tape measures and their uses in your projects. A tape measure is one of the most important notions you can have in your knitting bag, so you’ll want to…

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  • 2:59

    Extra Tools for Knitting: Needle Caps

    Once you’ve learned the knitting basics, there are a few extra tools that you might find helpful to use in your projects. In this video, Jen Lucas shows you a variety of needle caps so you can choose the one that’s right for you. Since they help keep the stitches on your knitting needle when…

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  • 4:35

    Extra Tools for Knitting: Row Counters

    Once you’ve learned the knitting basics, there are a few extra tools that you’ll need to complete your projects. In this video, Jen Lucas talks about different types of row counters, and how and when you would use them. A row counter can be used for various reasons, including counting rows, pattern repeats, or shaping.…

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