Do you hate sewing up after you have finished your knitting? Or struggle to sew your work together neatly? Learn this technique called ‘ladder’ or ‘mattress’ stitch to make sewing up quicker and easier. ‘Ladder’ or ‘mattress’ stitch creates a very neat, flat seam to
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You’ll often hear people talking about their ‘tension’ or ‘gauge’ when it comes to knitting. Tension/gauge is how many stitches/rows an average knitter will achieve in a given measurement. Often this measurement is done knitted in stocking-stitch (knit a row, purl a row), however occasionally
Next up in our Knitting Know How series is how to cable. In this post we will demonstrate how to cable back and front. Your pattern may instruct you to C6B or C6F, which means to cable 6 stitches back, or cable 6 stitches front.
When you start knitting, you’ll hear a lot of people tell you to “check your dye lot”, but what is a dye lot? A dye lot is the batch that the wool has been dyed in. So, you may have 2 balls of the same
Ever read through a pattern and have no idea what it’s telling you to do? Often patterns will abbreviate what to do and it can be quite confusing. We have included a lot of the regularly used abbreviations below to try and help you out
Have you reached the end of your work and now unsure how to cast off? Follow this step by step guide below where we teach you how to cast off: Click here to download a copy to print and keep for future help!
Following on from our How to Knit post, today we share with you how to purl! Click here to view the downloadable ‘How to Purl’ guide!
Ever confused knowing a right-side row to a wrong-side? Here we will explain the RS/WS row meanings and how to tell them apart. This is only applicable if you use the thumb method to cast on. Your pattern may abbreviate either of the two to:
Have you just managed to cast on using our How to Cast On guide? Next up we’ll teach you how to knit! Click here to view the downloadable How to Knit guide Ever seen a pattern saying garter stitch and not understood what it
Next up in our Knitting Know How series, we thought we’d teach you how to knit from beginning to end! Check out our page every Sunday for the next step in the knitting process. Starting from the beginning, here’s how to cast on using thumb