Kelbourne Woolens Knitting Tips and Tricks
The Sew-As-You-Go method allows the knitter to join an edge of their fabric to live stitches to create a hem or pleat. This technique is featured on the January Mittens cuff as part of our Year of Mittens.
A knitter may run into a problem if the colors they are working with are different from the MC and CC as they appear on a chart. If you face this same challenge, here's a quick guide to using alternate charts to your best advantage.
A video tutorial showing a quick and safe way to process the two stitch cable crosses featured in the October Mitten without taking the stitches off of the needles.
The September Mitten cuff is a very simple lace edging, worked back and forth on two DPNs. The edging is then joined into a circle, and stitches are then picked up along the straight side to work the hand.
This particular bobble is the one used in our Year of Mittens September Mitten. For this bobble, yarn overs increase 1 stitch into 5 stitches, then decreases reduce the count down to three, then back to 1.
Why is it important to swatch in pattern, and not just in St st? Why is the St st gauge not even listed? Why bother blocking your swatch? All your answers - and more - in our in depth guide to help you get the best end result!
This technique is worked by first knitting future thumb stitches with waste yarn. Once the mitten is complete, the waste yarn is removed the live stitches are placed onto double pointed needles.
An alternative method of creating short row shaping if you're looking for as subtle a short row as possible.
How join provisionally cast on and live stitches into a seamless folded brim that is warm and strong and requires no additional finishing save for weaving in ends.
The crochet provisional cast on, our preferred method for casting on stitches when working folded brims as found in the Fringe Hatalong by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Seathwaite.
A unique bind off to compliment the Channel Island Cast On.
A cast on traditionally used on the hem of Gansey fisherman sweaters of the British Isles.
An easy way to calculate the correct number of stitches to pick up along a vertical piece of knitting.
How to efficiently and effectively cable without using a cable needle.
When substituting a yarn of different weight compared to that used in the pattern, it is imperative to swatch and sometimes redo some of the math to make an appropriate switch.
How to create a beautiful seamless edge to a garter stitch border and eliminate the need for seaming at the base of a shawl.
A simple trick we use often in order to cast on without a lot of yarn waste.
How to seam two pieces of knitting held perpendicularly with perfect results every time.
How to correctly make pieces the same length to easily - and successfully - seam them together.
A wonderful finishing technique that connects two opposing pieces of fabric together for a seamless join.
Step by step instructions on working a secure, yet not-bulky bind off perfect for a shoulder seam.
How to seam vertically knit pieces together with perfect results every time.
WORKING FROM CHARTS
While often very complex in appearance, filet crochet is a simple form of crochet that uses a open netting and filled spaces formed by a combination of chain stitches and double crochets.
I always go back to the granny square when messing around with a new project or idea. They're fun and easy to make, and quite addictive!
How to work back and forth in rows when working single crochet and figure out where to work the first stitch in a new row.