• 3:54

    Extra Tools for Knitting: Stitch Holders

    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 options for stitch holders, and when you might need to use them in your project. Stitch holders come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common…

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  • 5:28

    Extra Tools for Knitting: Stitch Markers

    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 different types of stitch markers, and how and when you would use them. The three most common types of stitch markers are: – Locking stitch markers – Closed ring stitch…

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  • 3:30

    Extra Tools for Knitting: Tapestry Needles

    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 shows you different types of tapestry needles. She’ll discuss their differences and why you might find it useful to have more than one type of tapestry needle. Tapestry needles come in…

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  • 6:49

    Fiber Content and Texture of Yarn

    There are thousands of yarns to choose from when you’re beginning a knitting project. Corrina Ferguson looks at different projects and gives suggestions on how to determine the best fiber content and texture of yarn for your next project. Corrina’s first suggestion is to examine the yarn label to check the washing instructions for the…

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  • 5:09

    Finishing Basics: Weaving in Ends

    When a project is a complete, some basic finishing is needed to have your project looking its best. In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains how she likes to weave in ends on a Stockinette stitch fabric. The Stockinette stitch is creating by knitting the stitches on the Right Side and purling the stitches on…

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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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  • 7:52

    Get to Know Your Pattern: Parts of a Pattern

    Knitting patterns contain a wealth of information to help you knit the project correctly. In this video, Mary Beth Temple gives an overview of the parts of a knitting pattern by looking at a two-color shawl pattern. A knitting pattern will begin by listing the finished measurements and gauge needed for the pattern. Mary Beth…

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  • 6:50

    Get to Know Your Pattern: Understanding Your Gauge

    It’s important to understand how to achieve the proper gauge in a knitting pattern. In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains how to read the gauge section of a knitting pattern, and how you go about achieving the proper gauge. The gauge listed on a knitting pattern is the exact gauge that the person who…

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  • 3:44

    Going Up a Needle Size to Bind Off

    Once the knitting is complete on a project, it’s time to bind off. If you have a hard time creating a loose bind off edge, in this video Jen Lucas demonstrates how to use a larger knitting needle to work the bind off. Jen begins with a small swatch of Stockinette stitch that she knit…

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