Saturday, September 28, 2013

An easy way to increase stitches evenly

One thing that you will find in patterns very often are directions to increase stitches evenly across a row.  The directions might say "inc 21 sts evenly" or "inc evenly to 71 sts".  Doing this requires simple 4th grade math and is a lot easier than it sounds like it should be.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shaping a Sweater Yoke for Better Fit with Short Rows

Some of us are working on the lovely petal cardigan which I re-designed and sized up for adult sizes.  In our first class we talked about improving the fit so that the front neckline doesn't ride up uncomfortably.  This improvement in fit can be achieved with short rows.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

socks working the toe

We are near the end of knitting our first sock!  Here I discuss working the toe decreases.  Feel free to post questions here, or join our facebook group.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

How to Cast Onto Double Pointed Needles

I'd like to call this series the buffet sock series.  Its the first sock class I've taught and we covered a little bit of everything.  Dpns, magic loop, 2-circs, and pick your favorite ribbing.  At least we stuck to cuff down knitting.  Next time we'll go toe up.

We started at the cast on ... option 1.  Double pointed needles.  (stay tuned for the follow up videos)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Not So Common Lace Cast On

This is a very pretty cast on.  It is rather fussy to work, and if you hold the yarn in your left hand, it is rather awkward to work, but nonetheless, it is worth the work.  


Monday, July 1, 2013

shaping a sleeve cap with short rows discussion

 Sometimes it is really challenging to see what is going on with a special technique, like shaping a sleeve cap with short rows, while the knitting is on the needles.  Here I try to describe what is happening when working this technique to shape a sleeve cap and how to keep track of where you are.  Leave me a comment if you have any questions, here, or join me in facebook at

Sunday, March 17, 2013

How to Make a Slip Loop

In my beginning knitting classes the single most difficult maneuver to get is how to make the slip loop.  I put together a short video tutorial and I hope it is helpful.  After learning how to get that first loop on the needles, everything else is really much easier!