Learn how to knit an adorable stitch with two names. The Little Butterfly Stitch (also known as Bowknot Stitch) adds so much character to simple stockinette. Only a little funky to knit, and it packs a huge visual punch!
Learn how to knit the beautiful Diamond Brocade Stitch in an easy-to-follow video tutorial. This stitch has a clear right side and is worked over 8 rows.
Let’s talk a bit about color theory for makers, beginning with the concept of color value. This is a great place to start if you’re having trouble selecting yarn colors for projects.
Learn about 5 common yarn ball types, what they’re called, and how to work with them!
An update on where Hands Occupied is headed in 2021 after a much-needed break.
A quick update on taking a short break to recharge for the new year!
Check out some festive finds for the 2020 making season!
Wet blocking, also called immersive blocking, is one of the most common methods for finishing a knitting project and helping ensure its final size and shape. Learn basic blocking for absolute beginners in an easy-to-follow video tutorial.
I recently realized that taking on a larger, challenging project as well as a fun one might help me cope with the rest of this, uh, wild year.