When I first learned to knit the drop stitch, I thought I was getting pretty fancy with my knitting. You see, it was the first non-knit or purl stitch I’d ever tried. The drop stitch is a great stitch to learn earlier on in your knitting career because you only have to know how to knit and yarn over to have success with it
Learn how to work an easy garter stitch tab with this knitting video tutorial. This easy-to-master knitting technique is a staple among shawl knitters. You’ll commonly find garter tabs used to cast on shawl patterns.
Get the free Other People’s Houses Shawl pattern and pick up a copy of The Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. We’ll be knitting this shawl and reading the book between October 10 and 31. Join us on Ravelry for a discussion of the book! Join the discussion, read the book or knit the shawl for your chance to win prizes!
Read and knit along with us! The Read Along Knit Along starts October 10. We’ll be reading The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock and knitting the free Other People’s Houses Shawl pattern.
A look back at the Funkasonic Knit Along and some of the best snaps of the series!
This method of finishing a project results in a seamless finished look, despite being seamed. Using the kitchener stitch to finish cuff down mittens and socks is particularly excellent because the finished result isn’t lumpy, which is great to avoid discomfort on sensitive fingers and toes that lumpy finishes can cause.
Turning a sock heel can be daunting, particularly for first time sock knitters. Turning a sock heel for the first time using a new method can take a minute to wrap your head around. Turning a sock heel using two colors complicates things. Learn how to defeat a short row heel turn with this video tutorial.
Learn one simple trick to knit neat linen stitch edges. Take your knitting to the next level with this easy video tutorial that helps SO MUCH when knitting socks, scarves and cowls.
Today’s Funkasonic knit along post is about the details. There are little details written into both Funkasonic patterns to help add some visual texture and strength to the finished pattern or help hide where the round begins.