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  • Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-On

    This technique comes from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac (Dover, 1981). Make a simple loop of yarn with the short end hanging down (Figure 1). With a crochet hook, *draw a loop through main loop, then draw another loop through this loop (Figure 2). Repeat from * for each stitch...
    Posted to Glossary by AmyPalmer on May 30, 2013
    Filed under: Knitting Terms, how to knit, Beginner Knitting, Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-On
  • How to Knit

    Stockinette stitch (photo from Knit Fix by Lisa Kartus) Knitting is a centuries-old craft, practiced out of necessity to create clothing to protect people from the elements. Today, knitting is a more casual craft, with everyone from artisans to casual novices finding appeal in the variety of techniques...
    Posted to Topics by Danielle on Jan 6, 2012
    Filed under: Easy Knitting Patterns, Beginner Knitting, Knitting Terms, how to knit
  • Slipknot

    A slipknot is a knot that tightens up easily once you place it on the needle. 1. With the tail end of the yarn in your palm, wrap the working yarn around your index and middle fingers, and lay the working yarn across the tail end, forming an X. 2. Spread your fingers slightly and push the working yarn...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Jan 4, 2012
    Filed under: Knitting Terms, how to knit, Beginner Knitting
  • Purl Stitch: English Method

    Step 1: As with the knit stitch, start by holding the needle with the stitches in your left hand and the empty needle in your right. (This tutorial demonstrates the English method of purling.) Step 2: Pull the working yarn in front of the needles. Insert the tip of the right needle into the front of...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Jan 4, 2012
    Filed under: Knitting Terms, how to knit, Beginner Knitting
  • Knit Stitch: English Method

    1. Cast on 20 stitches (or enough to practice several stitches). 2. Hold the needle with the cast-on stitches in your left hand, the empty needle in your right hand. Hold the needles a few inches from the tips, between your thumb and first couple of fingers. 3. With the working yarn in back of the needle...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Jan 3, 2012
    Filed under: Knitting Terms, how to knit, beginning knitting
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