Learn to Knit

Summer is the perfect time to dive into some easy knit patterns. It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 100, it’s never too early or too late to get your creative juices flowing! When I think of “summer vacation”, so many wonderful memories come to mind. There were crossRead More →

Working with the Woven Tweed Woah! You might be saying if you have been paying attention. Where is block sixteen? Well, I skipped it. Actually I shunned it after having to rip it out twice. The pattern doesn’t repeat itself in an easy to memorize/anticipate way, so you really have to countRead More →

Working with the Miniature Mosaic Pattern When I went over my notes for this block the only thing I had written down was, “took forever.” LOL. I made this block back in May so I can’t remember why it took me so long to complete this block. This block knits upRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

Some of you may remember that a few years ago I did a Newbie Knitting series here on the blog. At the time I know it encouraged many of our readers to pick up some needles and jump into the world of knitting. I also know that many of ourRead More →

We have already learned the Backwards Loop Cast On method. That is a great technique to know if you need to cast on stitches in the middle of a project but it isn't generally the method you will want to use to start a project. It tends to create aRead More →

To practice knitting and purling I have included 2 wash cloth patterns. These make a great gift when paired with a special bar of soap. When working in stockinette stitch (when you knit one side and purl the other) it helps if you can visualize how the knit side andRead More →

Lesson Five: The Purl Stitch So now that you have been knitting for awhile, it is time to learn the purl stitch. You actually already know the mechanics… IN, AROUND, UNDER, OFF… but this time instead of working to the back, we will be working in the front. To getRead More →

Newbie Knitting Lesson Four : Making Pom-Poms If you are following along with our Newbie Knitting series you will need to make two pom-poms to complete your Block-Work Hat. There are a couple different ways you can make pom-poms. I’ve included a pattern and directions for using a cardboard homemadeRead More →

Project Three : Block-work Hat I designed this hat project to help us review everything we have learned so far. This hat requires you to complete casting on, knitting, binding off and seaming multiple times. For this project you will need to make 4 rectangular blocks. Two will be completedRead More →

Lesson Three : Binding Off Binding off is how we get those live stitches off of our needles in a way that they will no longer unravel. Since it is one of those things that you only do occasionally it can be easy to forget… there is a good chanceRead More →

Newbie Knitting: Project One Updates! I had some corrections to make and wanted to get some better photos up. Sorry for any confusion. We had out of town guests all week and Pixie’s birthday this weekend! I didn’t get a chance to edit like I normally do. This week’s assignmentRead More →

Lesson Two: The Knit Stitch Alright, by now you should be quite comfortable with Casting On using the Backwards Loop Cast-On. It is time to learn what to do once you get all those stitches on your needle. Make sure the tail and live yarn are hanging down and theRead More →

I will be adding to this page as I add more tutorials and projects. Newbie Knitting Lessons Introduction: Materials List Lesson One: Slip Knot Backwards Loop Cast On Lesson Two: Knit Stitch Project One: Begin Little Birdie Lesson Three: Binding Off Project One: Finish Little Birdie Project Two: Easy HeadbandRead More →

Lesson One: The Backwards Loop Cast-On Before you can knit, you need to Cast On. Casting On is how you get that first row of stitches onto your needle. The Backwards Loop Cast-On method (also called the Single Cast-On) is the easiest way to learn to cast on. There areRead More →

In order to start knitting you will need to get that first row of stitches onto your needle. There are several different methods of “Casting On” and no matter which one you decide to learn you will need to start with a basic slip knot. To create a slip knotRead More →

As promised, I will be starting my Newbie Knitting classes this week. For those of you who would like to join in, here is a materials list to get you started. All of the projects designed for the beginner Newbie Knitting series can be completed on 9″ long size 8Read More →