• 14:42

    Better Garter Tab Cast On for Crescent Shawls

    The garter tab cast on is a popular technique used to start top-down shawl patterns. In this video, shawl expert Michele Lee Bernstein explains her method of making a better garter tab when working a top-down crescent shawl. Michele begins by showing several crescent shawl swatches. She notes that in some cases, a small but…

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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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  • 9:48

    Blocking a Lace Shawl

    Once the knitting on a lace shawl is complete, you’ll likely want to block the piece to open the lace to fully show the beauty of the stitches. In this video, shawl expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to wet block a lace shawl. Wet blocking is commonly used on items that were knit in…

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  • 3:41

    Carrying Two Yarns in Your Right Hand for Stranded Colorwork

    Stranded colorwork is a beautiful technique that creates interesting designs in your knitting. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein shares an easy method for carrying two yarns in your right hand while working stranded colorwork projects. When working Fair Isle designs, some knitters will pick up and drop each yarn as they are knitting. Others…

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  • 2:58

    Chart Reading Basics

    Reading a chart doesn’t have to be difficult. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein explains chart reading basics and shares several different kinds of charts. Michele begins by noting that all charts have a key that will explain what the symbols mean. Different designers will use different symbols, but the key will always tell you…

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  • 4:52

    Counting Cable Rows

    Cable knitting is a fun technique that can be used on just about any knitting project, including knitted scarves and baby blankets. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein shares how to easily count rows on a cable stitch pattern. With this simple knitting tip, you’ll never lose your place in a cable knitting project again!…

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  • 5:09

    Decorative I-Cord Bind Off

    When it comes time to complete a knitting project, the last thing to do is the bind off. There are many ways to bind off your knitting – from simple, functional bind offs to ones that are delicate and decorative. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates a bind off that is both…

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  • 4:09

    Elastic Bind Off

    The elastic bind off is a simple one to work and creates a stretchy bind off for garter stitch, lace projects, and more. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the elastic bind off. Michele discusses that this a knitwise bind off that can be worked on either side of…

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  • 3:13

    Elastic Bind Off for Ribbing

    The Elastic Bind Off is perfect for the edges of your knitting projects where you need extra stretch. This bind off can be particularly useful on edges where a ribbing pattern has been worked, like the top of a toe-up sock. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the Elastic Bind Off…

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