Category Archives: Beginner

The basics and essentials to start you off knitting

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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Casting-off 1: Knitted, Elasticated and Crochet

Three basic casting-off techniques for the beginner knitter Continue reading

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How-to: Purl

A reverse knit stitch which completes the basic stitches used to make all knitting patterns Continue reading

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