Sweater knitters, listen up! Learn how to knit a buttonhole over the course of a single row of knitting, a.k.a. a one-row buttonhole. In this technique, a combination of binding off and casting on stitches on opposite sides of the work creates a symmetrical, stretchy buttonhole.
Norwegian Purling for Continental Style Knitters + Video
Learn how to do Norwegian purl to help improve your continental knitting tension with this quick tutorial. (Includes photo, video and animated GIF tutorials.)
Knitting Styles: Continental vs. Throwing (with Video)
Learn the differences between picking and throwing style knitting.
How to Fix Common Knitting Mistakes + Video Tutorial
Learn how to fix common knitting mistakes with a beginner-friendly video tutorial. Topics covered: laddering down, tinking, frogging, and picking up stitches.
One-Step Provisional Cast On with Video Tutorial
Learn how to work a provisional cast on in knitting. This popular method uses scrap yarn and a crochet hook.
Carousel Horses and New Year Plans
It’s time for the annual Hands Occupied new year update, and for the first time in years, I feel like I have some clarity about I’m doing next.
Picks of the Season
Check out some festive finds for the 2020 making season!
Making My Way Through The Rest of 2020
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.
The New Hands Occupied YouTube Channel is Live!
The new Hands Occupied YouTube Channel is live! Check out the first videos, subscribe, and help me decide what tutorials to make next.