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.
Yarniversal Championship Belt Design Diary & A New YouTube Series
Let’s take a look at how my recent obsession with professional wrestling resulted in a wooly reimagining of the WWE’s Universal Championship title belt, just in time for Wrestlemania. I share how I took this project from a grief-induced grain of inspiration and crafted a fully functional belt combining basic embroidery and punch needle rug hooking.
Dimple Stitch Video Tutorial
If you love a knitting stitch with a LOT of puffy texture, the Dimple Stitch is for you! Get to know this fun stitch that lives precisely up to its name in a new video tutorial.
Tassel Stitch Video Tutorial
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.
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.
The Long Tail Tubular Cast On
In this year’s reader survey, you might remember I had a lot of questions about your thoughts on knitting and crochet video tutorials. An overwhelming number of you (77%) said you’d love to see them, so I’m happy to say I’ve got TWO videos to launch the renewed Hands Occupied YouTube channel. The videos show you how to make a long tail tubular cast on for a knitting project. The first video in this post shows how to do it right handed, and the second video shows the leftie version.