Author Archives: Onehandknits

About Onehandknits

I am a former doctor now designing knitwear and teaching in SE London.

Decreasing: How-to mirror in Knit & Purl

Decreases are used in shaping, to create buttonholes and in the texture of lace knits. This tutorial covers K2tog, SSK, SKPO and their purled equivalents as well as demonstrating some of the varied effects that can be produced by working in combination with a yarn over. Continue reading

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Möbius Scarves: Mastering the Cast-On

A Möbius scarf is a continuous loop of material, in this case knitting, with one 180 degree twist in it so that the inside becomes the outside in a geometric display of infinity. Although the initial cast-on seems complex, once learnt it is an addictive process that will resolve all your winter gift conundrums. Continue reading

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Turkish Cast On: A variation on the provisional

An invisible cast-on using two circular needles that can form the centre of a knitted rectangle or a closed pouch, as for toe-up socks. Continue reading

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