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.
Knitting & Crochet
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.
It’s a bit of a mouthful, but this is my favorite method for knitting vertical stripes. Kick off the Funkasonic Knit Along officially with this great video tutorial.
This knitting cast on is similar to the widely-used long tail cast on, but includes an extra twist that provides added yarn to each stitch of the cast on, resulting in a stretchier cast on edge. This cast on is great for socks, mittens and sweater sleeves – really any edge you would want a little stretch for!
Why yes, you’re seeing that correctly! That’s TWO new, coordinating patterns from yours truly. I’m kicking off the new year with two patterns I’ve dubbed Funkasonic for their mesmerizing use of stripes! While they’re officially being released in my pattern shop on Friday, January 15, I’ve teamed up with PostStitch and Ewe Ewe Yarns to bring you a super special knit along with these two totally funky patterns this January.
I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve, guys! That means it’s time to put the 12 ornaments of Christmas series to bed for the year. Designing, photographing and sharing these 12 yarn craft ornament ideas has been really fun and even a little challenging in the best way. I’ll definitely have to do another ornament series next year.
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