Several stitches are slipped with yarn in front to create a stack of loose strands. These strands are gathered up in one stitch creating wings radiating out from the center. Done in a solid color, the butterflies are very prominent. When done in multiple colors, the butterflies are hidden and simulate tuck point quilting.
The one row, horizontal buttonhole is a sturdy and tidy buttonhole. It is a great choice for pieces where the buttonhole receives a lot of stress. You will be delighted with its easy execution and professional appearance.
This simple cast on can be used to start any project. It is especially handy to use when stitches must be cast on in the middle of a project such as buttonholes, thumb gussets and picot bind offs.
Cables are the best bang for your buck in knitting! Cable designs look difficult, but are so simple to execute. Start with these easy cables and work your way up to more complicated versions. All levels of cables follow the same principles and you will be very impressed by the professional look achieved with such minimal effort. We don’t have to let all those non-knitters in on our little secret!
Increase the speed of your cable knitting by eliminating the use of a cable needle. This video demonstrates both the left cross (stitches held to the front) and right cross (stitches held to the back) cables to make your next project a quick knit.
There is no need to cut yarn between color changes when knitting colorwork or stripes. Carrying yarn up the side of your work allows you to bring the different colors discreetly up the edge. Consistency is the key to a professional edge and this video will guide you to expert color changing.
Expertly carry and manage multiple colors in circular knitting.
Wind the cast on’s leftover yarn tail into a handy bobbin. The bobbin keeps the tail out of the way as you knit and prevents you from accidentally knitting with it. The bobbin preserves the tail and is perfect for seaming at the conclusion of the project. This yarn management tip is one of my most requested tricks at my workshops.