• 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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  • 5:09

    Decorative I-Cord Bind Off

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

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  • 4:18

    Yarn Color Dominance in Stranded Knitting

    Stranded colorwork is a technique where more than one color of yarn is used on a row (or round) of knitting. When working this type of colorwork, it’s possible to control the color dominance in the project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how yarn color dominance in stranded knitting works. To begin, Michele…

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  • 4:05

    Two-Tail Long Tail Cast On

    The Long Tail Cast On is a popular cast on method due to the fact that it’s quick, easy, and leaves a flexible edge. One downside to this cast on is that you need to estimate the length of the tail before starting the project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work…

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  • 6:33

    Putting Together Mitered Squares

    Mitered squares are so fun to knit and there are many ways to put them together into your project. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein explores a couple ways to put the mitered squares together. Michele begins by taking individual squares and discusses how to seam them together. They can be arranged so that all…

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  • 15:32

    Log Cabin Squares

    Log Cabin Squares are commonly found in quilting patterns, but they are also a fun knitting technique. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein explains how to knit a log cabin square. Michele begins by explain basic log cabin square construction. They are typically worked in a garter stitch, making it an easy and relaxing project.…

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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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  • 5:00

    Fixing a Mistake in Ribbing

    When working in a ribbing pattern, it’s a common mistake to accidently knit where you should have purled and vice versa. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to fix mistakes made in ribbing patterns. Michele is working a swatch of 2×2 (knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches) ribbing, but the techniques…

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  • 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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