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.
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!
Embrace the larger-than-life craft of arm knitting with a free pattern for The 45-Minute Wrap.
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.
A close look at two different long tail cast ons, the regular Long Tail Cast On and the German Twisted Cast On.
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.
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!
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!
I have wanted to knit a bulky area rug for my office for years, and I finally found the right combo of yarn and needles to do it. What’s so great about this design is its beginner-friendliness. You only need to knit and purl to make this room-warming 5×7′ rug.