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.
We've all been there. Whether you're a first time knitter, just getting back into it after awhile, or can't quite remember how to work that bind off, Hands Occupied has you covered. This section of the site features beginner-friendly tutorials & patterns to that help you improve while making something you can actually use!
Blocking 101 Video Tutorial
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.
The 45-Minute Wrap – Free Arm Knitting Pattern
Embrace the larger-than-life craft of arm knitting with a free pattern for The 45-Minute Wrap.
Big Old Bias Knit Scarf
There is something so elegant about knitting on the bias, a.k.a. knitting diagonally. While it’s just a matter of increasing on one edge of your work while decreasing at the same rate on the other edge, it elevates something like basic garter stitch with such simplicity.
Learn 2 Long Tail Cast Ons
A close look at two different long tail cast ons, the regular Long Tail Cast On and the German Twisted Cast On.
Master the Knitted and Cable Cast Ons
It’s a new year, so let’s start things off by taking a close look at different knitting cast ons. In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know to master slip knots, the Knitted Cast On, and the Cable Cast On in knitting.
Perfect Tassel Tips & Tricks
Learn the best tips for getting perfect tassels every time. Tassels are the fun part of yarn crafting – you don’t have to count stitches or take yourself too seriously when you make them. They can show off your yarn in different ways than standard patterns may allow, which can be really refreshing!
How to Count Garter Stitch Rows
As a beginning knitter, I always found counting garter stitch rows challenging. Learn how to count garter stitch rows with this beginner friendly knitting video tutorial.
Check out this free pattern for a knit blanket that works up quickly and is totally beginner-friendly!