• 5:51

    Join a New Ball of Yarn to a Project

    Curious about how to join a new ball of yarn to your knitting project? Good news – it’s remarkably easy! In this video, knitting expert Jen Lucas demonstrates two ways to join a new ball of yarn to a project. For most knitting projects, you’re going to run out of yarn at some point and…

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  • 6:41

    Stretchy Cast On Method: German Twisted Cast On

    For many projects, it’s important that you have a cast on that can stretch with your knitted fabric. Particularly for the starts of hats and socks, and other things that need to stretch around body parts, using a stretchy cast on can be the difference between your project fitting or not. In this video, Jen…

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  • 2:22

    Knit Through the Back Loop (K1 tbl)

    Once you’ve mastered the knit stitch, you’re ready to learn how to knit through the back loop. In this video, Jen Lucas explains how to knit a stitch through the back loop. To begin, Jen shows a swatch of twisted ribbing. This ribbing is created by knitting 1 stitch through the back loop and purling…

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  • 3:17

    Purl Through the Back Loop (P1 tbl)

    Once you’ve mastered the purl stitch, you’re ready to learn how to purl through the back loop. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to purl a stitch through the back loop. Jen begins by showing a swatch of twisted ribbing. This ribbing is created by knitting 1 stitch through the back loop and purling…

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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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  • 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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  • 2:52

    Knit Stitch versus Purl Stitch

    Being able to read your knitting is an important tool to have in your knitter’s toolbox. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein explains how to tell the difference between knit stitches and purl stitches. Knit stitches look like smooth “Vs” and purl stitches look like small bumps. Michele explains her method of remembering…

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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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  • 4:19

    Knit the Knits and Purl the Purls

    Occasionally a knitting pattern will have an instruction to “knit the knits and purl the purls.” In this video, Jen Lucas explains these instructions, working on a swatch of Elongated Interrupted Rib. Jen begins by working a row of 1×1 ribbing (purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch) on the Right Side of the swatch. To…

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