How to Knit

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Cable Knitting at Peak Performance

When I was the managing editor at The Mountaineers Books several years ago, many of the authors I worked with were climbers, long-distance hikers, bikers, and so forth. These people were FIT. They worked hard and were passionate about their sports, and that effort paid off to make them experts in the activities they loved.…

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Slip Stitch Knitting: Learn It!

The simplicity of slipped stitches is deceiving. They can help you create gorgeously textured knitting and colorwork patterns. Designer Deborah Newton is a slip stitch knitting expert, and she’s here today to teach you what this simple stitch can do for you. Slip Stitch Knitting: How It Works In the world of knitted fabrics, patterns…

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Finishing Techniques: The Mighty Mattress Stitch

You’ve finished all the pieces and you’ve blocked them to the correct measurements. You want your sweater to look professional and tidy, so how do you put it all together? I’ve got the answer: the mattress stitch! This stitch is done from the right side of the fabric, and it provides the perfect hidden seam…

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The Knit Cowl: Blocking for a Perfect Finish

Working with different stitch patterns is one of the joys of knitting. There are probably thousands to choose from, but most of us only experiment with a few. The welted stitch pattern is what originally drew me to Daniela Nii’s Bingham Hill Cowl, and the explosion of color kept me there. The yarn, Confetti from…

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Pro Tips for Perfect Knit Cables

To me, fall means knit cables. I’ve been working on finishing a knit tee, and it’s gotten me excited about sweater knitting again. I’m so looking forward to casting on a cozy wool sweater that’s covered in cables. Speaking of that, there’s a new pattern in town, Triona Murphy’s Sprague Lake Pullover, which combines a…

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Color Knitting: How to Lock Your Floats

Inspiration comes in all forms, from the country to the city and beyond. There are many designers who are inspired by nature, including myself, but there are also beautiful color knitting patterns that take their inspiration from the beautiful architecture of the city. Kyle Kunnecke, the author of Urban Knit Collection, grew up with his…

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Summer Lace Knitting: The Beach Boho Lace Collection

Lace knitting is always a favorite for summer projects that can beat the heat. The thin yarn and easily packable projects are easy to take on summer travels and the open stitch patterns keep your lap from overheating. Searching for that perfect summer knitting project? Now you can download this bundle of FIVE of our favorite…

The Manitou Knit Cowl is a great project to knit without a cable needle.

A knit cowl you’ve got to make (without a cable needle!)

I love small projects that pack a punch, and the Manitou Knit Cowl is one of those. It’s a design that beautifully pairs stitch patterns and yarn to make a stunning finished object. Designer Jesie Ostermiller uses a simple traveling stitch pattern to swirl a variegated yarn upwards on a solid background. Check out the…

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Entrelac Knitting: One Addicting Block at a Time

This year, I’ve been taking a look back at some of our most popular knitting patterns at Interweave and trying to analyze WHY they’ve been so popular. Why does a project such as the Central Park Hoodie or the Koolhaas Hat excite so many knitters, consistently over time? As I’ve been studying the popular patterns,…

Learn a new knitting finishing technique: Add fabric-covered snaps to your knitwear!

Knitting Finishing Techniques: Adding Snaps

I’ve been exploring knitting finishing techniques for my Vera cardigan, which I just finished putting together. The fabric is really stretchy and a bit floppy, to be honest, and the design calls for a tie closure, which I tried, but the top of the fronts still sagged and curled in a bit. For a minute…