• 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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  • 2:48

    Binding Off Without Yarn

    Most knitters have played the game of yarn chicken at least once. You’re working on a project and you aren’t quite sure if you’re going to have enough yarn to finish and bind off. Sometimes you get lucky and have enough yarn, and sometimes you lose the game of yarn chicken and run out of…

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  • 4:33

    Casting On With Two Needles Held Together

    The long tail cast on is one of the most commonly used cast on methods in knitting. It makes a lovely edge and is often the first cast on a person learns on their knitting journey. Having a loose cast on is important for many projects, but what if you’re someone who casts on too…

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  • 7:28

    Choosing the Right Color for Your Project

    With so many different types of yarn available in such a wide variety of colors, it can sometimes seem daunting to choose the right color for your knitting project. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson discusses some tips on how to choose the right color for your next project. Corrina begins by showing several…

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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 are a few different ways that knitters will hold their needles to make their stitches. Every knitter finds a style that works for them. In this video, Jill Wright breaks down the Continental (or Picking) method of knitting. She demonstrates how to create tension in the yarn, as…

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