• 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…

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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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  • 2:23

    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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  • 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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  • 7:03

    Mistakes 101: Knitting Too Tight/Loose

    A common knitting problem is that the fabric being created for a project is too tight or too loose. In this video, Mary Beth shows examples of this problem and shares her tips on how to get your knitting fabric to be just right. It’s important when following a knitting pattern that you are getting…

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