Knit Purl Hunter Video Lessons
(Sorted by Category)

For your convenience all Knit Purl Hunter video lessons are listed below by category. Just click on any of the titles below to view that post’s video.

NOTE: If you prefer to view an alphabetical list of my video lessons click here.

Basic Techniques

Bind Off


Cast On

Circular Knitting

Color Work


Decorative Stitches


Fixing Mistakes


KAL Specific Videos


91 thoughts on “Knit Purl Hunter Video Lessons
(Sorted by Category)

  1. Hi Michelle
    Hope you are enjoying time with family. Currently I’m knitting a baby blanket for my 4th grandson, the pattern is Channing Road. I’ve completed the lower seed border and lower inner border. About to start the body. I understand the pattern to knit the 89 body stitches but not sure of the 12 stitches before the marker on each side. Do I knit the seed stitch (8) and next 4 stitches is knit on RS and purl on WS.
    Please let me know .
    Thank you
    Prema Shankar

  2. Ok so I got the twist figured out, but can’t figure out how to substitute the fleck for stockinette and keep the right twist in pattern #6. Could please help? Thanks!

  3. Thanks for knitting along with me! Continue the established seed stitch up the first last last four stitches of every row. On right sides you will k1, p1, k1, p1. In wrong side you will p1, k1, p1, k1. Hope this helps!

  4. For Row 1 you will k1, kfb, k2tog, k1. All of the following right side rows will have knit stitches between the kfb and the k2tog. I hope this helps!

  5. I am starting your last KAL, Audition, released on 10 October. I am already stuck. The written instructions say to start with the MC and cast on 5 stitches which I have done.
    Row 1 says (RS) k1, Kfb, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1. Since there are only 5 stitches how do I knit k2tog, k1?

  6. I’m new to Continental knitting so I need a video for a m1 right and make one left . I see you have one for the make 1 to the right but do you have a make one left ? If you don’t , could you please make one ? I’ve been knitting for a few years ( English throw style) but so desperately wanted to try Continental ! I’ve been searching the internet for days and your videos are the BEST ! I’m not just saying that either !

  7. Pull the second stitch on the needle tightly and it secures the first and lessens the gap. Sounds counterintuitive, but it does the trick. Happy knitting!

  8. When I am knitting a cuff for a sock using the magic loop method, I always get a ladder at the end of each row (rounds). I have tried to pull tight, but it just doesn’t stay tight. I have no trouble with k2p2 ribbing, but the k1p1 or the k1tbl p1. Can you help me solve this problem? Thanks in advance

  9. So many good options. Search on Ravelry for sweaters knit by many people and read over their notes to be sure it is well written.

  10. Choose the finished size for how big you want the sweater to be on you. I recommend measuring a sweater you love for a guide on your best fitting measurement.

  11. I have enjoyed your Building Blocks, Building with Color and Building with Lace projects. The videos have been so very helpful. Thinking now about a first sweater. Any suggestions?

  12. Help! I am getting ready to knit a sweater and am wondering about sizing. When the pattern has a 4″ positive ease, how do I incorporate that positive ease into the size I choose to knit? The bust size is 38″ and the finished measurement is 42″ closed. So do I choose the size bust size measurement or the finished bust size measurement?
    I thought I already asked this question….but maybe not!!

  13. I haven’t been knitting very long. I just started a block that has P1, YO, P1. I’m confused as to how to do a yarn over when the yarn is already in the front. I can’t find anything on the internet that tells/shows how to do this. Please help.

  14. Thank you for your Slip Stitch Edge video. I have never been comfortable with my work when the pattern calls to slip the first stitch and your video was a great help.

    My question is about something else! Is there a bind off that mirrors the long tail cast on? I normally use the basic bind off but like the way the cast on edge looks rather than the bind off edge.
    Thank you.

  15. Do you have a video for the Raspberry stitch? I don’t see one but maybe it has a different stitch name. Your videos are the very best!!

  16. Can you make a video on how to make a clean edge. I am knitting a blanket which is a seed stitch. I know to slip the first stitch but one side always has knots on it, I am confused as to how to have both sides with a clean edge.

  17. Thanks for knitting Building in Color with me! The short rows in section two are of the simplest variety (worked much like a bobble) and will leave a slight hole. The hole will close up mostly in the blocking process so no need to worry. The garter stitches above and below the short rows also help to compress the fabric to help conceal the hole. Knit on with confidence:)

  18. First, I love and appreciate your books and videos. Thank you! I am knitting the blanket in Building in Color and am on the short row section. No matter what I do, I have holes when I turn my work on the short rows. What am I doing wrong? Several videos talk about wrapping, but that doesn’t seem to fit here.

    Thank you in advance for your help!

  19. I think your video on K1B was great. You did not knit fast or talk quickly. Now I feel I can try this technique with the K2B pattern I have. I subscribed to your newsletter!

  20. Thank you for your feedback in the gauge for the dress. I think I can do that. It makes sense.m❤️ You’re so great in responding to the questions we have.

  21. So sorry that your message slipped through the cracks and I’m just now seeing it. My apologies! The RTn is comprised of 4 stitches so the stitch count in the repeat remains the same. I’m sure you have sorted it out by now, but I wanted you to know that I saw it and am thinking of you. I hope your cowl is coming along beautifully:)

  22. There is no set formula for adjusting stitches. You would need to swatch and see how many stitches per inch and then remove that number for each number of inches you remove. You would also need to know the stitch multiples in the pattern to maintain the design.

  23. My granddaughter loves a dress and wants me to knit it for her. The trouble is the dress has a chest I’d 28″, size 8, and her chest is 23″, and a size 4(?). Is there a formula to change the number of stitches? Thank you.

  24. I have been knitting the Namesake pattern which I love. I have reached row 31 in Chart B. My question is how many RTs do I knit. All the other rows so far have had 12 stitches. This row is K4, RTn, p4.

    Thank you for your help. Your videos are wonderful!!

  25. Michelle, have you done a video on knitting garter in the round? If done as knit a round, purl a round, it leaves a line or jog. Any tips to avoid the jog?

  26. I used Yarnspirations Caron Chunky Cakes and from what I could tell it was done tightly, but I’ve only been knitting for 8 months so who knows! I knotted the ends as shown in the video and weaved the trails into the pattern.

  27. I made a 3-panelled afghan in an Irish Moss Pattern and used the vertical seam to sew the panels together. After the afghan has been used a few times, I’m finding the panels are begining to seperate leaving me with some large holes between panels. The yarn is still intact all the way through but it didn’t hold as strong as I’d hoped.

    I’m assuming I did something incorrectly but I’m hoping there is a way to fix the problem for the next afghan I’m currently making the same way and to repair the one I’ve already made.

    Any suggestions?

  28. Thanks for knitting Building Blocks with me! In Row 3, work all of the stitches after the asterisk (there are 21 sts), work them all again (that makes the total up to 42), then work the stitches after the asterisk again but this time stop after working the underlined p2 (these 10 stitches bring the total to 52). Be sure you are working the RT twice in each repeat. Hope this helps!

  29. I’m working the Building Blocks patterns, and really enjoying them! However, I’m having trouble with block #6, row 3 in the body. It says, “*P2, k1, RT twice, k1, p2,(k1, p1) 5 times, k1; repeat from*, ending last repeat after underlined stitch. As I count this, there are 9 too many stitches. What am I doing wrong?

  30. Thanks for knitting Building Blocks with me! Perhaps the problem is with how you are reading the directions. You will work the (p3, C6B) three times before the (C6F, p3) three times. So that means to p3, C6B, p3, C6B, p3, C6B, C6F, p3, C6F, p3, C6F, p3. Hope this helps!

  31. patten in there I am on row 5 need help with block 5 cable can do the cable but got knit in there and purl do I knit all the stiches? it says to purl and knit in there like p3 thenc6b 3times thenc6f purl 3 times when I do that it does not match up with previous row then there is a purl st on top a knit so that’s confusing to me help is appreciated thank you and what site do I go to on your site? this is the first time I wrote it says duplicate but never wrote before

  32. Congratulations on finishing your blanket! If you would like to have a picot edging without the border below it, pick up and knit one round and then go immediately to the bind off as described in the book. I recommend trying this out on a few inches of your edge to see if you like the results. No sense in picking up hundreds of stitches all around and then finding out you are unhappy with it. Hope this helps!

  33. I have finished your color block, seamed them together and would like to add a picot edging, not a border, as you suggested in your book. How would I do this?

  34. So sorry Michelle…I read the pattern incorrectly and figured out my question…Happy New Year. No need to reply

  35. Will you ever do a video on Brioche knitting…love your videos…Brioche looks beautiful but difficult…

  36. Many of my previous KAL patterns are now part of my Best of Knit Purl Hunter book. They are also available for purchase individually on Ravelry. Happy knitting, Michelle

  37. Do we still have access to your previous patterns under knit along? I can’t seem to find them?

  38. I love your video’s and use them often!!! I am trying to find the free infinity scarf pattern and I can’t download it.

    Would it be possible for you to email it to me?

    Thank you!

  39. Dorie,
    So sorry that your comment was “lost” in cyberspace and I’ve now just found it! The videos are referenced in the book. You will use the Horizontal Seam video and the Vertical Seam video.
    Thanks for knitting with me!

  40. So many to choose from! Besides the basic knit and purl, I would watch the Long Tail Cast On video since it is the most universal cast on. For newer knitters, I highly recommend my Building Blocks book. It is a series of 12 squares where each block focuses on a different skill. Beginning with knit and purl, the blocks are worked in a skill-building sequence where each block builds on the previously learned techniques. All of the skills are supported with my free online videos which are referenced throughout the book. The book is available at local yarn shops, from yarn online retailers and as a digital download on Ravelry. Please let me know if you need any assistance locating a source.

  41. Hello,
    Your videos are fantastic. Where do I find the toe up sock pattern as stated in the tutorial for german heel please?

  42. I’m almost finished with Fourteen carat, but can’t find out my instructions on how to sew it together and can’t find the clues here on your site. Am I looking in the wrong place? Thank you!!!!

  43. I made your ‘Building Blocks’ as a KAL several years ago. I had heard you had a video on how to connect all the squares. Could you tell me how I could watch that?



  44. I am looking for a tutorial video that was supposed to be online for knitting bubbles. I cannot find it on you tube or the Knit Purl Hunter site. Can you help?

  45. what a wonderful blog I can’t thank you enough for your videos they are the best have helped me so much thank you again !!

  46. Thank you for your lovely, clear videos. As a beginning knitter I am actually feeling increasingly proficient and learning new techniques and stitches quickly thanks to the safety net of having the videos to refer to. Not rocket science after all!

  47. LOVE LOVE LOVE your instruction. So clear & concise. It’s such a relief to know a one stop site is all a knitter needs❣ I feel like I can do anything with your instruction Thank you

  48. I want to thank you for the best knitting tutorial site. I have this bookmarked for teaching me different knitting techniques. Your videos are so very helpful. I live in an area where there is not a knitting shop.
    Thank you for helping me learn to knit.

  49. I just want to say how very very helpful I have found your youtube presentations. Being a novice knitter, I have needed help all along the way and yours are so clear and easy to follow. I turn to them every time! Thank you for taking the time to make them so professional.
    Judy Bowles

  50. I bought your Building Blocks book to make an afghan for my friends’ new baby. I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I used your videos to get me through stitches that were new to me. They were easy to understand, and I truly appreciated that you repeated the stitch a number of times in each video. Thanks for the great pattern book, and THANKS for all your help!

  51. I love this website. The videos are great!! I’m no longer terrified to try something new after watching a video of the stitch. Thanks!!

  52. I could not imagine your making your videos better. I was wrong the new format is wonderful. I recommend your videos to all the knitters that I know and/or meet. You have taught me so much I cannot thank you enough. You are the best teacher.

  53. The very best, easiest to understand Kitchener stitch instruction !
    Thank you so much.

  54. Sorry I missed your message! My 150+ videos can be directly seen from my website. On the home page, just click on the Video Lessons icon and you will find a listing of the titles.

  55. Love this new list by category! Fabulous organization, easy to find what I need when I need a refresher or learn a new technique. You are AWESOME!

  56. This is the best, most well organized website available! I refer to it multiple times while working on projects, as my memory is not what it used to be. It has really helped me, as I don’t have to run into my local store for help all the time. Thank you, Michele, for you clear, concise videos!

  57. Thank you, Michelle, for the generous gifts of your teaching heart. You are a lovely blessing in my life 🙂

  58. This is the best instructional video website I’ve ever used. I like how the videos are paced (not too fast and not too slow). Also, the camera angle, lighting, and audio quality are excellent. I always recommend this site whenever anyone asks for video tutorials because it’s so concise. I’m currently doing the Building Blocks, which I am thoroughly enjoying. Anyway, keep up the good work! ^_^

  59. Wow!! Outstanding organizational setup. Your videos are beyond belief. Extremely easy to comprehend. I love them. Thank you!!

  60. Thank you for posting this sorted list!
    I have copy/pasted it into my OneNote for fast reference links! You’re wonderful!
    I am a spinner but needed to learn how to knit. I learned how to knit from your Building Blocks! Couldn’t have been a better experience! Now I’m a knit-a-holic! Thank you so much for sharing and showing the way!

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