Many times a pattern ends by directing the knitter to bind off in pattern. This instruction means that you should use the standard bind off method while maintaining the stitch pattern used in the project. For example, if you are knitting a k2, p2 rib then you should continue with this rib as you bind off. Binding off in pattern makes the edge more compatible with the design. It is especially nice to use when the bind off edge is exposed as in a neckline or cuff. Watch this video and add a discriminating touch to your next project!
Look at the beauties that can grow from your leftover yarn! Use any yarn and needle size to mix and match with the 3 sizes and the possibilities are endless. Add the flowers to your next knitting project or attach a pin and wear as a stylish accessory.
Yarn Blossom is available as a FREE download at my Pattern Store. The Pattern Store may be accessed from the home page or by clicking “Pattern Store” at the top of this page. Once inside the Pattern Store, look for my logo alerting you to free patterns. Happy knitting!
Changing colors in circular knitting creates a step, or “jog” in the work. Since rounds of knitting do not nestle on top of each other like stacks of plates, special care must be taken to minimize the interruption made when a new color is introduced. This trick is quick and easy to learn in this short video lesson. Stripe on!!!
Unless you will be knitting only one-color and one-skein projects, you will eventually need to add a new skein of yarn. I like to add the new yarn at the beginning of a new row and tying it into a little bow to secure. Watch this video to see how easy it is to move onto two-color and multi-skein projects!
The simplest way to create a left leaning decrease is to knit two stitches together through the back loop (k2tog tbl). This stitch can be found in many lace patterns and was the decrease of choice before the invention of the slick ssk stitch.
Every knitted piece will have at least two ends, or “tails” to weave in at the completion of the project. It is especially nice to weave the ends in invisibly to give your knitting that professional touch. This video demonstrates how to do this on the wrong (purl) side of stockinette knitting. If your knitting is in a different pattern, simply follow along the path of one thread of yarn in the same manner as the video demonstrates. It really is quite simple and worth the few extra minutes it takes to do.
My daughter requested this season’s must have accessory and I was most happy to oblige! The infinity scarf may be worn doubled as an accent piece (as shown) or tripled for cozy warmth with a coat. Knit this simple pattern with one skein of Zauberball fingering weight yarn and watch the stripes move from one fun color to another. You’ll find this pattern at my Pattern Store as a FREE download. I hope you have as much fun knitting it as I did!
After many requests from faithful knitters, I have opened a pattern store on my website. I have many of my favorite designs offered including patterns for socks, hats, mittens and more. I also have several free downloads as a thank you for all your support.
The pattern store may be accessed from my home page by simply clicking on the Pattern Store icon or by using the link on the right side of this page. I will be adding patterns frequently along with more free downloads so be sure to visit my shop often.
I would love to see your work so please send me photos of your finished projects to feature on my blog. I hope you enjoy knitting them as much as I do!