• 4:32

    Fixing Basic Yarn Over Mistakes

    For knitting projects that use lace stitch patterns, many knitters find it helpful to use stitch markers to keep track of stitch pattern repeats. The advantage to using stitch markers for these projects is that it makes it easier to find an error. The most common mistake in lace knitting is a missing yarn over.…

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  • 13:12

    Fixing Mistakes in Lace Knitting

    Like any technique, mistakes can happen when knitting lace patterns. Fortunately, lace knitting mistakes can be fixed, often without ripping out an entire project. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to fix a mistake in lace knitting. Mary Beth has a swatch of a leaf lace pattern. The examines her work and notices…

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  • 4:32

    Garter Stitch Versus Stockinette Stitch

    Two basic knit fabrics are garter stitch and Stockinette stitch. They are the basis for thousands of stitch patterns and are also used on their own to create a beautiful fabric. In this video, Jen Lucas explores garter stitch and Stockinette stitch fabric. Garter stitch fabric is created by knitting the stitches on both the…

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  • 2:49

    How to Increase Using a Knit Front&Back (KFB)

    The knit front and back increase is a simple increase that looks beautiful in your knitting. In this video, Jen Lucas, explains this knitting increase and shows how it looks in both garter stitch and Stockinette stitch. As she points out in the video, when the knit front and back increase is worked on a…

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  • 3:33

    How to Make a Slip Knot

    Making a slip knot is the first step to starting most knitting projects. The slip knot is created and then the rest of the stitches are cast on and you’re ready to begin knitting. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to create a simple slip knot. To begin, you’ll need a length of yarn,…

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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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  • 6:55

    How to Read a Yarn Label

    Yarn labels contain a wealth of information. It’s important to learn how to read a yarn label and understand how you can use that knowledge in your knitting projects. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson looks at a yarn label from a commercial yarn and breaks down all the information that is contained on…

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  • 2:59

    How to Work a Yarn Over (yo)

    A yarn over is an increase that deliberately adds a hole to your knitting. You’ll most often seen this increase used in lace knitting, but it has lots of other interesting applications in knitting as well. In this video, Jen Lucas shows you how to work a yarn over increase when working in Stockinette stitch.…

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  • 3:53

    How to Work Garter Stitch

    Garter stitch is a simple, squishy fabric created by knitting every stitch, when working back and forth in rows. Knitting expert Jen Lucas shows you how to work garter stitch in this video. She demonstrates how to create the stitch pattern when working flat in rows. When taking a close look at the garter stitch…

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