• 7:28

    Choosing the Right Color for Your Project

    With so many different types of yarn available in such a wide variety of colors, it can sometimes seem daunting to choose the right color for your knitting project. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson discusses some tips on how to choose the right color for your next project. Corrina begins by showing several…

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  • 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 Super…

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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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  • 4:14

    How to Make a Small Center-Pull Ball of Yarn

    For some knitting projects, only a small amount of yarn is needed for a particular technique or step in the pattern. Making a small center-pull ball of yarn is helpful when working on intarsia projects or small toys because it makes the yarn easier to manage while working through the knitting pattern. In this video,…

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  • 6:55

    How to Read a Yarn Label

    Yarn labels contain a wealth of information. It’s important to learn how to read a yarn label and understand how you can use that knowledge in your knitting projects. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson looks at a yarn label from a commercial yarn and breaks down all the information that is contained on…

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  • 12:11

    Selecting the Right Yarn for Your Project

    With so many yarns to choose from, it can be hard to decide what yarn to use for your next knitting project. In this video, Corrina Ferguson shares her expertise on how to select the right yarn for you. To begin, consider the physical characteristics of the yarn. Corrina says to consider if the yarn…

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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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  • 4:57

    Yarn Put Ups: Different Ways Yarn is Wound

    Yarn comes wound in a variety of ways. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson explains the terminology for yarn put ups. A put up is the way in which the yarn is wound. There are four ways yarn is commonly available: skein, ball, hank, and cake. Corrina shows a skein of yarn, which has…

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