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.
All of the knitting patterns, tutorials and inspiration from the Blog. There's a lot of it, so if you're looking for something in particular, the search bar at the top left might come in handy.
Learn how to knit the Twice Turned Stitch in a brand new video tutorial. Using a combination of twisted and slipped stitches, this stitch knits up into a nice dense fabric that would be right at home in a warm sweater.
Learn how to knit the deceptively easy anemone stitch. This stitch has a clear right side, and creates a dense, timeless finished fabric.
New video tutorial alert! Learn how to knit the Tassel Stitch, which creates a flexible, wearable fabric with a clear right and wrong side. This advanced beginner-friendly stitch pattern is worked over 12 rows and a multiple of 6 stitches plus 1.
Learn how to knit Square 20 of the Traveling Knit Afghan featuring the triangle rib stitch. Free pattern and video tutorial available!
The new Hands Occupied YouTube Channel is live! Check out the first videos, subscribe, and help me decide what tutorials to make next.
We officially have enamel pins in the Hands Occupied Shop, folks! I worked with an illustrator friend to develop these adorable designs inspired by the knitting community. Which is your favorite? Does this spark ideas for potential future pins? I want to know! :)
If you’re looking for a baby knitting idea that isn’t your standard blanket or sweater, this quick-to-make set of stuffed knit toys is just the ticket!
Read about one knitter’s Christmas inspired take on the Soldotna Crop sweater pattern by Caitlin Hunter, including tips for customizing for fit!