All knitting starts with casting on as it makes the foundation row of stitches on your needle. This video shows you how to do a basic cast on.
Long Tail Cast On
The long tail cast on is a great all purpose cast on method. This technique is quick and offers a neat edge once you get the hand of it. This video shows you how to do a long tail cast on.
The knit stitch is the basis for all knitting and is the first stitch everyone learns. This stitch is first of the two basic stitches that makes all other stitch patterns possible. This video shows you how to make a knit stitch.
The purl stitch is essentially creating the inverse of the knit stitch. This stitch is the second of the two basic stitches that makes all other stitch patterns possible. This video shows you how to make a purl stitch.
Joining New Yarn
More often than not, you're going to need to join in a new ball of yarn while knitting. This video shows you one of many techniques for changing yarn.
Once you've finished your project, it's time to cast off. This tutorial shows you how to finish off your knitted piece.
A yarn over, or YO, is a technique in which the yarn is passed over the right-hand knitting needle. It's a technique for making an extra stitch and creating a decorative small hole in your yarn. This tutorial shows you how to create a yarn over.
Knit Front Back
Knit front and back, or KFB, is one of the easiest and most common knit increases. This tutorial shows you how to create this basic increase by knitting into the front and back of your stitch.
Make One Right, Make One Left
Make one right, or M1R, and make one left increases, or M1L, are mostly invisible, complementary increases that are often used in raglan sweaters. This tutorial shows you how to create make one right and make one left increases.
Once you've learned different increases, it helps to be able to identify the differences between them. This tutorial shows you how to compare and identify yarn overs, knit front backs, and make one increases.
Dropped Stitches - Stockinette
Accidentally dropping stitches is horrifying for beginners, but also inevitable. However, picking up stitching is actually very straight forward, especially when knitting in stockinette. This tutorial shows you how to pick up dropped stitches when working in stockinette stitch.
Dropped Stitches - Garter
Picking up a dropped stitch in garter stitch is different than picking in stockinette stitch. This tutorial shows you how to pick up dropped stitches when working in garter stitch.
Tinking - Undoing Your Knitting
Tinking is the process of undoing your knitting, or knitting backwards. The word 'knit' spelled backwards is 'tink', hence here it gets its name. This allows you to undo your knitting and fix mistakes you may have made. This tutorial shows you how to undo your stitches one stitch at a time through tinking.
Frogging - Unraveling a Mistake
Frogging simply means ripping out your stitches when you've made a mistake. Sometimes we make mistakes that can't be fixed without ripping out our stitches back to that point in our project. This tutorial shows you how to safely rip back your work.
Twisted stitches occur when the stitches from the previous row get twisted as the new row is worked. This tutorial shows you how to identify a twisted stitch, teaches you how they occur, and how to correct them.
Knit Two Together
Knit two together, or K2Tog, is a simple decrease used for shaping in knitting patterns and results in a right-slanting decrease. This tutorial shows you how to create this basic decrease by knitting two stitches together as though they were one stitch.
Slip, Slip, Knit
Slip, slip, knit, or SSK, is a mirrored decrease of K2Tog and slants to the left. This tutorial shows you how to create this decrease by slipping two stitches and then knitting them together through the back loop.
Once you've learned these two decreases, it helps to be able to identify the differences between them. This tutorial shows you how to compare and identify knit two togethers verus slip, slip, knit decreases.
Pick Up Stitches on Cast On or Cast Off Edge
Picking up stitches is a way to add new stitches to an already finished piece of knitting. You can add stitches to any edge. This tutorial shows you how to pick up stitches along a cast on or bind off edge.
Pick Up Stitches in Garter Stitch
There may be patterns that require picking up stitches along a vertical edge. This tutorial shows you how to pick up stitches along a vertical edge in garter stitch.
Pick Up Stitches in Stockinette Edge
There may be patterns that require picking up stitches along a vertical edge. This tutorial shows you how to pick up stitches along a vertical edge in stockinette stitch.
Picot Bind Off
The picot bind off is a decorative way of casting off at the end of your project. It makes a nice detailed finish and is quite easy to do. It is often used as the bind off in shawls. This tutorial walks you through the steps in the process, and gives you some tips for making it look it's best!
Gauge and Sizing
This tutorial walks you through how to find your gauge for a project, and make sure it will work to give you the size project you are looking to create. Super important part of ensuring a successful project!
Hiyahiya Grandma's Stretchy Bind Off
HiyaHiya Grandma's Stretchy Bind Off is a great stretchy bind off to use for ribbing. While this bind off is similar to the tubular bind off in looks, it is much easier. This tutorial walks you through the steps in this bind off on 1x1 ribbing.
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off combines the classic simple bind off with a yarn wrap. This bind off is well suited for socks, sweaters, and hats - any project that requires a lot of stretch to get into place. This tutorial walks you through the steps in this bind off on 1x1 ribbing.
Tubular Bind Off (With Set Up Rows)
The tubular bind-off is a sewn bind-off that creates an invisible edge. It is a very stretchy edge, making it the perfect bind-off when finishing the brims on hats, cuffs on sleeves, or socks. This tutorial walks you through the steps in this bind off, including the setup rows and showing the difference with and without the setup rows.
Wrap and Turn Tutorial
The wrap and turn is a type of short row used to shape your work. This technique involves wrapping stitches, with the working yarn, turning the work, and knitting back to the wrapped stitches later. The wrap and turn short row is a great way to incorporate shaping while making your knitting look more seamless. This tutorial walks you through the steps to make wraps and turn from both the knit and purl side of your project.
Backwards Loop Cast On
The backwards loop cast on is not recommeneded as a general cast on, but is a great method to use when casting on in the middle of a row. This makes it perfect for adding a few stitches to the neck and underarms of sweaters. This tutorial shows you how to use the backwards loop cast on.
German Short Rows
Whether you’re new to knitting or an advanced crafter, German Short Rows will surprise you! It produces neat, almost invisible shaping and can be used in place of any wrap and turn instructions. In this video tutorial we break down our favorite short row method into a few easy steps.
Joji Locatelli Storm Shawl
This gorgeous 1 skein shawl designed by Joji Locatelli is a fun knit and versatile piece to wear. This tutorial walks you through all the techniques needed for this pattern.
Andrea Mowry The Shift
This beautiful cowl designed by Andrea Mowry is a fun and engaging knit. A perfect project for knitters who love to knit shawls but have a hard time styling this. This tutorial walks you through all the techniques needed for this pattern.
Andrea Mowry Free Your Fade
This magnificent shawl designed by Andrea Mowry keeps you engaged with eyelet rows and endless color possibilities.
It's a friendly pattern that easily allows you to make your own creative adjustments. This tutorial walks you through all the techniques needed for this pattern, including Yarn Overs, Slip One with Yarn in Front, Changing Colors, Counting Garter Rows and the Picot Bindoff.
Caitlin Hunter Gloam Cardigan
This fabulous, boxy cardigan designed by Caitlin Hunter is an easy knit, worked in pieces with a beautiful purl texture. This tutorial walks you through all the techniques needed for this pattern, including Wrap & Turn stitches, chart work, seaming, picking up stitches, the HiyaHiya Stretchy Bindoff, and more.