• 4:18

    The Basic Bind Off

    You’ve finished your first knitting project and now it’s time to bind off the piece. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to do a traditional knitwise bind off. Follow these steps to work this knitwise basic bind off: 1. Knit 2 stitches (2 stitches on right needle) 2. Insert the left needle into the…

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  • 5:31

    The Knit Stitch

    The first stitch that you’ll need to know to create your knitted masterpiece is the knit stitch. In this video, Jen Lucas will teach you how to do the knit stitch. To create knitted fabric, you need to know just two basic stitches – the knit stitch and the purl stitch. The knit stitch is…

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  • 5:43

    The Purl Stitch

    The second stitch that you’ll need to know to create your knitting project is the purl stitch. Jen Lucas will demonstrate how to work this stitch using both the English and Continental methods. When knitting, it’s important to find the method that is most comfortable for you. There are two common ways to create stitches:…

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  • 4:16

    Why Does My Seed Stitch Look Like Ribbing?

    Seed stitch is a beautiful, easy, textured stitch pattern that is used in every kind of knitting project. Sometimes while working this stitch pattern, the seed stitch turns into 1×1 ribbing (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch). In this video, Jen Lucas answers the question: “Why does my seed stitch look like ribbing?” Jen begins…

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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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  • 2:53

    Working a Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk) Stitch

    Once you’ve learned how to knit and purl, you can explore other stitches that will help you in creating all sorts of knitting projects. By learning a few decrease stitches, you’ll be able to make all sort of things, like hats and socks. In this video, Jen Lucas shows you a common single decrease and…

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  • 3:03

    Working a Slip, Slip, Purl (ssp) Stitch

    Once you’ve mastered the knit stitch and purl stitch, you can explore other stitches that will help you in creating a wide variety of knitting projects. Most commonly, knitwise decreases are used to shape fabric; however, occasionally a pattern contains a purlwise decrease. In this video, knitting expert Jen Lucas shows you how to work…

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  • 4:57

    Yarn Put Ups: Different Ways Yarn is Wound

    Yarn comes wound in a variety of ways. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson explains the terminology for yarn put ups. A put up is the way in which the yarn is wound. There are four ways yarn is commonly available: skein, ball, hank, and cake. Corrina shows a skein of yarn, which has…

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