Sweater knitters, listen up! Learn how to knit a buttonhole over the course of a single row of knitting, a.k.a. a one-row buttonhole. In this technique, a combination of binding off and casting on stitches on opposite sides of the work creates a symmetrical, stretchy buttonhole.
Garter Kitchener Stitch / How to graft garter stitch knitting + Video
Join two pieces of garter stitch knitting invisibly with the kitchener stitch. Learn how to work garter kitchener stitch with video.
Norwegian Purling for Continental Style Knitters + Video
Learn how to do Norwegian purl to help improve your continental knitting tension with this quick tutorial. (Includes photo, video and animated GIF tutorials.)
Knitting Styles: Continental vs. Throwing (with Video)
Learn the differences between picking and throwing style knitting.
How to Fix Common Knitting Mistakes + Video Tutorial
Learn how to fix common knitting mistakes with a beginner-friendly video tutorial. Topics covered: laddering down, tinking, frogging, and picking up stitches.
One-Step Provisional Cast On with Video Tutorial
Learn how to work a provisional cast on in knitting. This popular method uses scrap yarn and a crochet hook.
Carousel Horses and New Year Plans
It’s time for the annual Hands Occupied new year update, and for the first time in years, I feel like I have some clarity about I’m doing next.
A Farewell to the Studio Space, but Not Hands Occupied
Why I am bidding farewell to the Hands Occupied Studio space, and what this means for the rest of the year for Hands Occupied.
Summer Reading for Makers
Check out three new books written with makers in mind, and enter to win one for yourself!