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Felting by Hand - Getting Started Felting by Hand
To felt by hand, all you really need to do is get some hot water in a small receptacle and agitate it. The sink is a good choice for small projects.

Felting by Hand - Checking Your Progress
After a few minutes of swishing around in the sink, you'll want to check your progress (and rest your hands).

Felting by Hand - Blocking
Blocking is the final step necessary in any felting project. Blocking helps make the finished felted object the shape that you want.

Most Popular Knitting Patterns in 2014
Check out a collection of the most popular patterns at About.com Knitting based on page views in 2014.

How to Organize Your Yarn
If you're overwhelmed by your stash of knitting yarn, you might not even know where to start when it comes to organizing your yarn. Here are some thoughts on how to organize yarn so you can store it in a way you'll actually be able to find what you need!

Knitting Terms - YO - How to Make a Yarn Over
Yarn over, abbreviated YO, is an easy way to increase your stitches by making a hole in your knitting.

Moss Stitch Headband Free Knitting Pattern
This easy Moss Stitch Headband is full of texture and is a great way to show of a bit of hand-dyed yarn that might be a little more colorful than your usual wardrobe.

Free Knitting Pattern: 4x4 Red Woven Scarf
This free knitting pattern is a quick and easy knitting pattern for a woven pattern scarf.

Mini Christmas Stocking Ornament Knitting Pattern
This tiny Christmas stocking ornament takes very little time to knit and is a cute way to dress up your tree with knits or decorate a gift package. It also uses up scraps; don't limit yourself to traditional colors!

Knitting Gifts - Best Supplies and Tools for Knitters
If you're looking for a great gift for a fellow crafter, this list should give you some good ideas.

Christmas Ball Ornament Free Knitting Pattern
This quick two-color knit Christmas Ball Ornament is an easy way to decorate your tree with knitting. Depending on how much stuffing you put in and how you shape the ornament, you can come up with something round or more tapered.

Continuing to Knit in Arm Knitting
Continuing to knit in arm knitting.

Finishing Your Arm Knit Cowl
How to finish an arm knit cowl. Knitting.

Binding Off Arm Knitting
How to bind off arm knitting.

Knitting the First Row in Arm Knitting
How to knit the first row in arm knitting.

Learn to Arm Knit: Casting On
Learn how to arm knit with this simple tutorial that also teaches how to make a great scarf or cowl in just a few minutes.

Bulky Ribbed Mitts Free Knitting Pattern
These bulky ribbed mitts are super easy to knit and very warm and cozy. The little contrast details make them a little more fun.

Bias Knit Mitts Free Knitting Pattern
These pretty little mitts are made with self-striping yarn knit on the bias, which gives a cool slant to the finishing. They coordinate with a bias knit scarf, too.

Finishing Bias Mitts Knitting Pattern
Sewing up the bias mitts is just a little different than finishing a straight piece of knitting would be.

Quick Arm Warmers Free Knitting Pattern
This really easy pair of fingerless arm warmers takes a small amount of yarn and is a great gift idea because they don't have to fit perfectly snugly.

Jacquie's Knitting Chart Maker Review
Knit blogger Jacquie has a free knitting chart maker on her website that can be used online or downloaded to your computer. While it's not perfect, it's free, and would be useful to a lot of knitters.

Cropped Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern for a Cropped Cardigan
This cropped cardigan is a great introduction to cardigan knitting for someone who's never knit one before. Worked in chunky yarn, the cropped shape takes no time to knit up, and the boxy, roomy shape is comfortable to wear when you need just a little cover up. Page 2.

Worsted & Worsted Spun Yarn in Knitting / Spinning
In the knitting and spinning worlds, worsted has a lot of different meanings. Let's clear up some of the confusion surrounding the term worsted.

Free Garter Stitch Knitting Patterns
This collection of Garter Stitch knitting patterns shows a range of things you can do even if you only know how to make the knit stitch.

Free Garter Stitch Knitting Patterns
This collection of Garter Stitch knitting patterns shows a range of things you can do even if you only know how to make the knit stitch.

Rice Stitch Scarf - Free Knitting Pattern for a Rice Stitch Scarf
Rice Stitch is an easy stitch pattern that brings a lot of texture to any project. This super-long scarf is quick and easy to knit and will keep people of any height warm throughout the cold season.

How to Purl in the Front and Back of a Stitch
Purling in the front and back of a stitch is an easy way to increase, but it doesn't feel particularly natural or intuitive when you do it. Here's how the stitch is made.

Free Knitting Pattern for a Big Needle Stash Afghan
Combining leftover bits of your yarn stash with knitting on huge needles makes quick work both of your leftovers and of this blanket project. Make one panel for an easy lap afghan or join two together to keep more than one person warm.

Striped Mistake Rib Scarf- Free Knitting Pattern
This easy striped Mistake Rib Scarf can be worked in two colors or multiple colors to use up lots of yarn from your stash.

Knitting a Garter Stitch Striped Baby Blanket
This large and wooly garter stitch baby blanket is easy enough for beginners, will keep babies warm in even the coldest of winters, and is big enough to be used for a long time.

How to Make Double Moss Stitch (Double Seed Stitch)
Double moss stitch, sometimes also called double seed stitch, is a knitting stitch pattern very similar to the box stitch that looks like alternating rows of double ribbing.

Tips on Knitting for Premature Babies
Knitting for premature babies isn't the same as knitting for term babies, only in smaller sizes. Check out these tips for successful knitting for preemies, whether the child is your own or you're knitting for charity.

Knitting Community: Knitting for Charity
Use your knitting skill to help other people by knitting for charity. Here are the top five places you can lend your needles to a good cause.

One Skein and Quick Knitting Books - Reviews of Knitting Books about One Skein and Quick Knitting Projects
Reviews of books about knitting projects that only require one skein of yarn, as well as book reviews for people looking for patterns for quick knitting projects. These books are generally packed with patterns that take very little time. Enjoy the surprisingly creative ideas in these books.

Yarn Stores in Iowa - Yarn Shops in Iowa
Directory of yarn stores in Iowa and Iowa yarn shops.

The Right and Wrong of Your Knitting
Knitting.

Blankets for Wounded Soldiers
A reader recently alerted me to a charity that some of you might be interested in: Blankets of Hope. It's part of the Soldiers' Angels program, which allows

Put Your Best Yarn Forward
I've been getting a lot of questions lately having to do with the term

Favorite Knitting Website: Knitting Paradise
I always have trouble when it comes to the knitting website/blog category in the Readers' Choice Awards. I want to allow you all to choose whoever you want, but

Knitted Jackets by Cheryl Oberle Review
Knitted Jackets offers knitters who like outerwear 20 different designs to try, from classic, chunky coats to lacy, cabled and colorwork options.

Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder Review
An electric yarn ball winder is by no means a knitting essential, but it does make slightly faster work of winding a hank into a center-pull ball of yarn than using a crank-type winder, and it does so with less stress on the body.

Jordana Paige Crafter's Tool Butler Review
Jordana Paige's Crafter's Tool Butler packs a lot of pockets into a relatively small space to help you get your circulars, double-pointed needles, crochet hooks and other supplies organized.

Roll-up Knitting Needle Case - Rolling it Up
Once your knitting needle case is full of needles, just roll it up and tie it shut with the ribbon. Easy!

Sew a Roll-Up Knitting Needle Case To Store Needles
A roll-up knitting needle case is a great way to store a bunch of knitting needles in a small space, and it's a pretty easy project even if you don't have a lot of sewing skills.

Knitting Needle Case - Pressing Down the Seams
To hide the raw edges of the fabric, the seam allowances are pressed to the back of the work. Some edges are also finished with zig-zag stitch.

Roll-up Knitting Needle Case - Beginning to Sew
Once the seams are all pressed and ready to go, it's time to start sewing the pieces of the knitting needle case together.

Roll-up Knitting Needle Case - Sewing the Pockets
Next the pockets need to be sewn to the main fabric, and then stitching lines will make the individual pockets for the knitting needles to be stored in.

Roll-up Knitting Needle Case - Using the Case
Now that your roll-up knitting needle case is finished, it's time to load it up with knitting needles.

Arm Knitting by Mary Beth Temple Review
Learn how to knit with your arms and try out 15 patterns for scarves, cowls, capes and shawls.

Lace Fabric Scarf Knitting Pattern
Use fun lace fabric yarn to knit a quick, easy and dramatically romantic scarf.

Knitting for Breast Cancer Awareness
These knitting projects and other crafty ideas are great for showing support for someone with breast cancer, or knit in other colors to raise awareness for other causes.

Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock Review
Adorn Sock by Three Irish Girls is a pretty wool and nylon blend perfect for simple socks or projects with more pizazz.

New York Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in New York
Listing of yarn stores in New York along with links to yarn shop websites

Free Knitting Pattern for a Felted Market Bag
This felted market bag has attached knitted handles, an interior pocket and knitted decorative flowers.

Felted Market Bag - Free Knitting Pattern for a Felted Market Bag
This felted market bag has attached knitted handles, an interior pocket and knitted decorative flowers.

Shibori Felted Scarf Free Knitting Pattern
This easy Shibori Felted Scarf is a fun, easy way to play with shibori knitting techniques.

Felted Waldorf Color Cups Free Knitting Pattern
This set of multicolored felted cups is great for use in Waldorf/Montessori style environments, to help a child learn to sort by color or just to use in your home for various purposes. This pattern also serves as an experiment in using different felting methods and types of yarn.

Felted Waldorf Color Cups Free Knitting Pattern
How to felt the Waldorf cups by hand.

Felted Waldorf Color Cups Free Knitting Pattern
Felting the Waldorf cups by machine.

Felted Waldorf Color Cups Free Knitting Pattern
The Waldorf Cups knit in bulky yarn.

Shibori Felting Techniques
Shibori is a method of felting knitting in which resists are used to keep some areas of the fabric unfelted. It's an easy process that produces interesting effects.

How to Shibori Felt - Shibori Felting Techniques
Felting a shibori knitting project is the same as any other kind of felting, just a little noisier.

How to Shibori Felt
Finishing your shibori felting project.

How to Read a Double Knitting Chart
Double knitting charts look like any other kind of chart, so how do you read a chart to knit double knitting in two colors?

Fixing Mistakes in Color Knitting Using Duplicate Stitch
You can easily cover up small color knitting mistakes by using duplicate stitch once you've finished knitting.

Fall in Love with Lace and Openwork Knitting with Kara Gott Warner
Learn the basics to knitting lace with Kara Gott Warner of Creative Knitting Magazine and discover how to put sample squares together to form a blanket or bag.

Decreases for Lace Knitting with Kara Gott Warner
Learn the basic decreases used in lace knitting and how to combine them with yarn overs to make lace.

Step it Up with Seed Stitch with Kara Gott Warner
Learn how to knit Seed Stitch as well as some fun variations from Creative Knitting magazine editor Kara Gott Warner.

Exploring Seed Stitch with Kara Gott Warner
Learn how to work Seed Stitch stripes for fun variety in the look of the knit fabric.

A Colorwork Tip from Kara Gott Warner
Here's a great tip for using two different colors in knitting and changing colors at the end of a row.

Finishing Picking Up Stitches
Pick up and work the stitches on the other side of the heel and you'll be ready to knit your gusset.

How to Start a Sock Gusset
Once your heel has been turned on your sock it's time to rejoin the leg stitches and start work on the gusset.

Finish Picking Up Stitches Along Heel
Continue to pick up stitches until you get to the leg stitches.

How to Start Knitting a Sock Gusset
Knit across the leg stitches to continue joining a sock back in the round after working the heel.

How to Start Knitting a Heel Flap
Start the heel stitch on the right side of the sock to begin your heel flap.

Knitting a Heel Flap on the Purl Side
Purl back on the wrong side to complete a repeat of heel stitch for your heel flap.

Finishing the Heel Flap
Repeat the two rows of heel stitch until your flap is the desired length and then you'll be finished.

How to Knit a Heel Flap
A heel flap is often the beginning of the heel for a sock. Here's how to do it, step by step.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part Three: Photography to Print
Creative Knitting magazine editor Kara Gott Warner shares the most exciting part of putting together a knitting magazine: the photo shoot

The Makings of a Magazine, Part Three: Photography to Print
Staging the scene is an important part of making sure the knit items look their best when they are photographed for a magazine.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part Three: Photography to Print
The photo shoot for a knitting magazine is a day of fun with a serious purpose.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part Two: Concept, Color and Creation
Once colors have been chosen for the magazine's theme, designers get to make their garments in the chosen yarn and colors.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part Two: Concept, Color and Creation
Creative Knitting magazine editor Kara Gott Warner discusses color and other concepts that go into the design of a knitting magazine.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part Two: Concept, Color and Creation
Color plays a big role in the ways designs translate to a knitting magazine, as Kara Gott Warner explains.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part One: Submissions
Every design submission needs to tell a story, and final thoughts on design selection form knitting editor Kara Gott Warner.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part One: Submissions
Kara Gott Warner says the first step to a successful knitwear design submission is sketching out your idea.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part One: Submissions
Swatching your design is an important part of the process of submitting to knitting magazines.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part One: Submissions
Submitting a schematic is an important part of designing for magazines.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part One: Submissions
Creative Knitting magazine editor Kara Gott Warner shares the process of going through submissions and proposals when planning an issue of the magazine.

The Makings of a Magazine, Part One: Submissions
Consider the level of skill needed to knit your pattern when preparing a submission for publication.

How to Make a Bigger Neckline on Children's Knits
There's nothing more frustrating than a kid growing out of a knit garment too quickly because their head has grown too large. Here's an easy fix that involves a little bit of cutting to make a bigger neckline for a child's garment.

Picking up the Strands for Butterfly Stitch
After several rows of strands have been worked in Butterfly Stitch, the strands are picked up from the wrong side to complete the butterfly motif.

Finishing the Butterfly Stitch
Once the strands for your Butterfly Stitch motif are on the left hand needle, just work them along with the next stitch to complete the pattern.

Making the Strands to Knit Butterfly Stitch
Working Butterfly Stitch properly requires slipping stitches on the knit side with the yarn in front so that a strand of yarn is made. Here's how to do it.

Butterfly Stitch - The Finished Butterfly Stitch
Once you've worked all the strands together, your Butterfly Stitch patterns is complete. When you're back on the knit side you'll see the finished product.

Sew a Horizontal Seam - How to Sew a Horizontal Seam in Knitting
Sewing a horizontal seam -- or fake grafting -- in your knitting is easy once you understand where the yarn needs to go to form the stitches.

Sewing a Horizontal Seam in Knitting
The horizontal seam is used to sew a cast on and a bound off edge together and is popularly used to sew the top of a shoulder seam together. Also known as faux Kitchener or faux grafting, it's a similar technique to that used to sew live stitches together.

Sew a Horizontal Seam - How to Sew a Horizontal Seam in Knitting
Repeat the previous step to continue forming your horizontal seam, pulling the yarn to match the tension of the knitting.

Learn to Knit the Plaited Basket Stitch
Plaited Basket Stitch is a very cool textured knitting stitch that looks like a literal basketweave. The instructions sound very confusing, but once you've knit a couple of rows it should be no problem to complete.

How to Knit the Quaker Rib
There are many different variations of what is called Quaker rib, which involves stripes of varying widths in stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch.

How to Knit the Heel Stitch
Heel stitch is most commonly used on the heels of socks, but used elsewhere it is a durable and very warm stitch pattern.

Learn to Knit Horseshoe Lace
Horseshoe Lace is a classic lace knitting stitch that might be the sort of thing a lot of people think of when they think of lace knitting. Luckily for us it's also a pretty easy lace that's good for tons of different uses.

How to Knit Harris Tweed Rib
Harris Tweed Rib is an easy knitting stitch that involves a couple of knit and purl rows crossing across simple 2x2 rib, giving the finished fabric the look of tweed.

Learn to Knit Dot Stitch
Dot stitch is an easy four-row repeat knitting stitch pattern in which two of the rows are straight knitting. It makes a nice pebbled surface

How to Knit the Double Basket Pattern
Double Basket is a really cool knitting stitch pattern that is full of texture. The undulating ribs make this stitch really interesting to knit and to look at on finished projects.

Learn to Knit the Cloverleaf Eyelet Pattern
Cloverleaf Eyelet is a pretty knitting stitch pattern that will help you learn how to make two basic decreases, knit two together and slip, slip, knit, as you make a cool clover-shaped eyelet pattern.

Single Crochet Around Knitting - How to Single Crochet a Border Around a Knitting Project
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.

Single Crochet Around Knitting - How to Single Crochet a Border Around a Knitting Project
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.

Single Crochet Around Knitting - How to Single Crochet a Border Around a Knitting Project
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.

Single Crochet Around Knitting - How to Single Crochet a Border Around a Knitting Project
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.

Single Crochet Around Knitting - How to Single Crochet a Border Around a Knitting Project
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.

Single Crochet Around Knitting - How to Single Crochet a Border Around a Knitting Project
Even if you aren't skilled at crochet, you can use a simple single crochet to make a decorative border on a knitting project.

Frilled Cast On in Knitting
Why would you use the Frilled Cast On?

Frilled Cast On - Starting the Frilled Cast On
How to start the Frilled Cast On.

Frilled Cast On - Making the Frill
How to make a frill in the Frilled Cast On method.

Frilled Cast On - Continuing the Frilled Cast On
How to continue working the Frilled Cast On.

Custom-Fit Crown Free Knitting Pattern - Knit a Crown for Any Size Head
Use a little bit of yarn and a head measurement to create a custom-fit crown for dress up, birthdays and beyond.

Cabled Purse With Bamboo Handles - Free Pattern for a Cabled Purse With Bamboo Handles
Use this free knitting pattern to make a cabled purse with bamboo handles. This cabled purse uses super bulky yarn, is finished with bamboo handles and a ribbon embellishment, and has an optional lining.

Cabled Purse With Bamboo Handles - Free Pattern for a Cabled Purse With Bamboo Handles
Use this free knitting pattern to make a cabled purse with bamboo handles. This cabled purse uses super bulky yarn, is finished with bamboo handles and a ribbon embellishment, and has an optional lining.

Cabled Purse With Bamboo Handles - Free Pattern for a Cabled Purse With Bamboo Handles
Use this free knitting pattern to make a cabled purse with bamboo handles. This cabled purse uses super bulky yarn, is finished with bamboo handles and a ribbon embellishment, and has an optional lining.

Wrap Bracelet Free Knitting Pattern
Stitch up a quick length of I-cord from sock yarn and you'll have a cool, colorful, comfortable wrap bracelet in no time.

Sew a Swatch Afghan - Sewing Units of Your Afghan Together
Once you have a couple of sections of your swatch afghan sewn together, you can sew them to each other, evening up the rough edges, to make a more blanket-shaped project.

Knit Candy Corn Pins Free Knitting Pattern
These Candy Corn Pins take almost no time at all to knit and are a great way to add holiday spirit to any outfit, use on a bag or string together to decorate your Halloween tree.

Mambo Headband Free Knitting Pattern with Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo Yarn
This super simple headband (it can also be used as a necklace) uses just one 5-yard skein of yarn and takes just a few minutes to knit. Really.

Star Stitch Cuff Free Knitting Pattern
This quick and easy knit cuff is worked in the fun textured pattern known as Star Stitch or Daisy Stitch. Work yours in two colors as shown, or even more!

Wide Moss Stitch Belt Free Knitting Pattern
This easy Wide Moss Stitch Belt is a fun way to glam up a simple outfit with a little texture and color thanks to Vickie Howell's Sheep(ish) yarn by Caron.

Fair Isle vs. Intarsia: What's the Difference?
When you get into the more advanced forms of knit colorwork (though they're still not really hard, so long as you can read a knitting chart) the two terms you

Free Knitting Pattern for Ribbed Legwarmers
These easy ribbed legwarmers use two different kinds of ribbing and three different sizes of knitting needles to make shaping easy and comfortable.

Finishing the Top Triangle in Entrelac
Continue to knit one more decrease on each side to finish the first top triangle for your entrelac piece.

Entrelac Knitting - Finishing the Project
To finish your entrelac knitting project, simply continue across the work in this manner until just one stitch remains.

Shaping the Top Triangle on the Purl Side in Entrelac Knitting
To continue shaping the top triangle you'll also decrease on the purl side as well as the knit side. Here's how that works.

Starting the Top Triangle Shaping in Entrelac Knitting
To shape the triangle at the top of an entrelac project, you need to purl across the stitches like normal and then start decreasing on every row.

Entrelac Knitting - Finishing the First Knit Side Sqaure in Entrelac Knitting
Continuing to shape the knit square as established will make short work of the entrelac knit side square.

Entrelac Knitting - Beginning the Next Square
The next knit side square and all subsequent squares are worked in the same way as the previous square, just picking up 8 stitches instead of 7.

Entrelac Knitting - Shaping the Knit Squares in Entrelac Knitting
Beginning to shape the entrelac knit side squares begins with purling across the newly picked up stitches.

Entrelac Knitting - Shaping the Knit Square on the Knit Side in Entrelac Knitting
Now that we're on the knit side of the knit entrelac square, decreasing can begin and the shaping of the square will start to be visible.

Eyelet Head Kerchief - Free Knitting Pattern for an Eyelet Headkerchief
How to finish the Eyelet Head Kerchief with crochet.

Eyelet Head Kerchief - Free Knitting Pattern for an Eyelet Headkerchief
This Eyelet Head Kerchief is based on a basic shawl pattern and makes a cute summery coverup for your hair.

Ruffle Lariat - Free Knitting Pattern for a Ruffle Lariat Necklace
This easy Ruffle Lariat is a great way to highlight some handspun yarn -- whether your own or someone elses. The length of the rows means this project will take some time, but it's really easy and produces a beautiful result.

Entrelac 2 By Rosemary Drysdale Book Review
Learn more about entrelac with Rosemary Drysdale's second excellent book on the subject.

Finish Your Entrelac Kindlce Cozy
How to finish off the Kindle Cover.

Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover Pattern
How to knit the Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover in the round.

Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover Knitting Pattern
How to work the main part of the Kindle Cover.

Knit a Kindle Cover with Entrelac
How to shape the flap of the Entrelac Kindle Cover.

Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover Free Knitting Pattern
Use this free knitting pattern to make an Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover with an allover entrelac technique, I-cord edging, snap closures and Chinese knot embellishments.

Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover
How to begin knitting the Entrelac Cozy Kindle Cover.

Knit Custom Armwarmers Sample Pattern
A sample pattern for the Custom Armwarmers

Knit Custom Armwarmers Pattern
This free knitting pattern for above-the-elbow armwarmers or fingerless gloves is more of a method to explain how to design your own custom gloves based on your personal (or someone else's) measurements.

How to Knit Armwarmers to Your Custom Measurements
How to do the simple math you'll need to knit your own Custom Armwarmers.

Entrelac Mitts Free Knitting Pattern
These Entrelac Mitts are worked with a single ball of self-striping yarn, which makes it look like they are a lot more complicated than they are. Focus on the technique and let the yarn do all the work!

Entrelac Pouch Free Knitting Pattern
Entrelac knitting is a lot of fun once you get the basics down, and this entrelac pouch is a great way to learn the skills on a quick and cute little project you can use to hold essentials.

Finishing the Foundation Row for Brioche Knitting
How to finish the foundation row of brioche stitch knitting.

Knitting a Row in Brioche Stitch
How to work a row in brioche stitch.

Knitting Brioche Stitch
Continuing the brioche stitch and finishing tips.

Knitting the Foundation Row for Brioche Stitch
Beginning the foundation row of brioche stitch means slipping a stitch and knitting a stitch in a special way.

Finishing the Knit Stitch in the Brioche Foundation Row
Finish the knit stitch by wrapping the yarn around to the back of the work.

Get Started Knitting Brioche Stitch
There are lots of different variations on Brioche Stitch; this one uses an even number of stitches and does not have a selvedge edge.

Finishing the Join Between Two Strips of Knitting
To finish the join between the two strips, knit the stitches together.

How to Join Strips of Knitting While You Knit
Knit an afghan the easy way by working strips that are joined together as you knit. Here's how to join two pieces of knitting together as you knit one of them.

Picking up a Stitch to Join Strips of Knitting While You Knit
To attach two pieces of knitting to each other, you have to have something to attach to, so pick up a stitch from the already-knit strip.

Knit a Sock Step by Step Pattern: Cast On
This super easy pattern takes you through the basics of sock knitting on a small scale with large needles. It aims to get you comfortable with all the techniques needed to knit socks without having to worry about knitting on tiny needles or if the finished sock will actually fit on a foot.

Learn to Knit a Sock - Join Sock in Round
Once you've cast on for your sock, you need to join the stitches in the round so that you will have a seamless sock when you are done.

Learn to Knit a Sock - Making the Heel Flap
A heel flap is a common part of a sock that is really easy and quick to knit, but knitting only some of the stitches sometimes trips up new knitters.

Learn to Knit a Sock - Knitting the Foot
After the excitement of turning the heel and shaping the gusset, knitting the foot brings you back to sweet, simple straight knitting

Learn to Knit a Sock - Shaping the Toe
Shaping the toe of your sock is necessary to give the sock a nice finished look that properly hugs your toes and keeps them warm.

Slightly Slouchy Striped Hat Knitting Pattern
This simple striped hat is worked in the Fibonacci color sequence with five colors of yarn but you can use as many or as few as you like for this slightly slouchy stash buster.

Chic Wine Bottle Cozy - Free Knitting Pattern Using Red Heart Chic Yarn
This fun wine bottle cozy uses less than a skein of Red Heart Chic, a fun bulky yarn with the pompoms integrated right into the design.

Child's Eyelet Tunic - Free Knitting Pattern for an Eyelet Tunic for Babies and Toddlers
Shape the armholes and neckline and finish the Eyelet Tunic with picot edgings.

Child's Eyelet Tunic - Free Knitting Pattern for an Eyelet Tunic for Babies and Toddlers
Find out about the materials needed and get started making the Child's Eyelet Tunic.

Cable without a Needle - Pick up the Stitches
Once you've worked the second set of stitches, you need to slide the unworked stitches back onto the left-hand needle so you can form the cable without the cable needle.

Cable without a Needle - Putting the Stitches Back in Play
To continue your cable without a cable needle, slide the worked stitches and the unworked stitches off the right-hand needle, then place the worked stitches back on the right needle.

Cable without a Needle - Finishing the Left-Slanting Cable
Once the unworked stitches are back on the left-hand needle, just knit them and you've finished a cable without a cable needle.

How to Knit a Double Cable or Horseshoe Cable
Double Cable or Horseshoe Cable is an easy cable pattern that can be varied in a multitude of ways. Work it over more stitches or make the cross more or less frequently to change the look.

Knitchicks' Guide to Sweaters by Marcelle Karp and Pauline Wall
The Knitchicks want to help knitters get over their fear of knitting garments by introducing them to a range of different sweater patterns for kids, men and women, as well as offering some fun projects for knitters who have a little more experience.

Starting a Purl-Side Wrap and Turn
The wrap and turn is pretty much the same on the wrong side of a heel turn as it is on the right.

Finishing a Purl-Side Wrap and Turn
Slip the stitch and wrap it just like on the knit side to complete the purl-side wrap on a sock heel turn.

Working Wrapped Stitch on the Knit Side
As you continue to work your heel, you'll need to deal with the wrapped stitches when you come to them.

Working the Wrapped Stitch on the Purl Side
To work the wrapped stitch on the purl side, treat it the same as you did on the knit side.

Finishing the Heel Turn
Continue in this manner until you have worked all the stitches on your needle.

How to Turn a Round Heel on a Sock
The round heel is a basic shape for sock knitting, and while it intimidates some who haven't tried it, it's actually pretty easy.

Starting the Wrap and Turn on a Knit Row
Each row of the heel turn ends with what's know as a wrap and turn. Here's how you start one on the knit side.

Finishing the Wrap and Turn on a Knit Row
Finish your wrap and turn on the knit side and you'll be ready to move on to the next short row.

Purling Back in a Heel Turn
Turn your work and start purling to continue the heel turn.

How to Add Beads to Knitting as You Go
Prestringing is a common way to add beads to knitting, but if you decide you want to add beads in the middle of a knitting project, you can still do so with the aid of a teeny tiny crochet hook.

Catching the Knitting Stitch - Bead as You Knit without Prestringing
To add the bead to the knit fabric, you have to hook it through a knitting stitch. The next step is catching the stitch in question with the crochet hook.

Placing the Bead - Adding Beads to Knitting without Prestringing
Some quick work with a crochet hook will slide the bead onto the stitch, which will then hold it securely in place.

Putting the Stitch on the Needle - Adding Beads to Knitting without Prestringing
Now that the bead and the stitch have gotten together, add the stitch to the right-hand knitting needle and go on with your work.

Finishing the Project - How to Knit with Beads without Prestringing
Now that you know how to knit with beads without prestringing your yarn you can keep going and add as many beads as you like.

Knitting with Beads - Knitting with Beads Prestrung on Yarn
Once you have the beads prestrung on your yarn, knit normally until you hit the place where you want the beads to be.

Placing a Bead - How to Place Beads into Your Knit Fabric
Adding beads to your knitting is a lot of fun, and if you start with the beads strung onto your yarn, adding the beads to the knit fabric is a snap.

Continuing to Bead - How to Keep Going on a Beaded Knitting Project
Now that you know how to place and secure a bead into knit fabric, you can keep going to make designs, stripes or random scatterings of beads on you knitting projects.

Securing the Bead - How to Secure a Bead in Place on Knit Fabric
Once you've got a bead in place where you want it on your knit fabric, you need to slip a stitch and move the yarn back to the back of the work in order to secure the bead in place on top of the stitch.

How to String Beads onto Yarn
Stringing beads onto yarn before knitting is an easy way to have beads at the ready when you want to use them in your knitting projects. Just string the beads on the yarn, moving them down as you knit, then place a bead wherever you want.

New York City Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in New York City
Listing of yarn stores in New York City along with links to yarn shop websites

Knit N Felt Bags - Review of Knit N Felt Bags by Bev Beattie
Knitting and felting bags is easy and a lot of fun, and Bev Beattie provides 20 different options for making your own knit and felted bags in this book.

Illinois Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Illinois
Directory of yarn stores in Illinois and links to websites of Illinois yarn shops.

History of Knitting
The history of knitting is long and interesting. Knowing more about knitting history will help you appreciate the craft and understand how far it has come through the years.

Pennsylvania Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Pennsylvania
Listing of yarn stores in Pennsylvania along with links to yarn shop websites

Chicago Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Chicago
Looking for yarn stores in Chicago? Check out this directory of yarn shops in the Windy City.

Missouri Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Missouri
Listings of yarn stores in Missouri along with links to yarn shop websites.

Portland Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Portland, Oregon
Listing of yarn stores in Portland, Oregon, along with links to yarn shop websites

Philadelphia Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Philadelphia
Listing of yarn stores in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along with links to yarn shop websites

Indiana Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Indiana
Looking for Indiana yarn stores? This directory of yarn shops in Indiana includes links to the store's websites.

Yarn Stores in Kansas - Yarn Shops in Kansas
A directory of yarn stores in Kansas and links to Kansas yarn shops for all your knitting needs.

Montana Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Montana
A nice list of local yarn stores in Montana along with links to Montana yarn shop websites

Nebraska Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Nebraska
A handy list of local yarn stores in Nebraska along with links to yarn shop websites

New Mexico Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in New Mexico
Listing of yarn stores in New Mexico along with links to yarn shop websites.

North Carolina Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in North Carolina
Listing of yarn stores in North Carolina along with links to yarn shop websites

North Dakota Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in North Dakota
Listing of yarn stores in North Dakota along with links to yarn shop websites

Ohio Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Ohio
Listing of yarn stores in Ohio along with links to yarn shop websites

Oklahoma Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Oklahoma
Listing of yarn stores in Oklahoma along with links to yarn shop websites

Rhode Island Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Rhode Island
Listing of yarns stores in Rhode Island along with links to yarn shop websites

South Carolina Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in South Carolina
Listing of yarn stores in South Carolina along with links to yarn shops websites

South Dakota Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in South Dakota
Listing of yarn stores in South Dakota along with links to yarn shop websites

Tennessee Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Tennessee
Listing of yarn stores in Tennessee along with links to yarn shop websites

Texas Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Texas
Links of yarn stores in Texas along with links to yarn shop websites

Delaware Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Delaware
Find Delaware yarn stores with our yarn shop directory.

District of Columbia Yarn Stores - DC Yarn Shops
A directory of District of Columbia yarn shops and yarn stores in DC.

Florida Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Florida
A directory of yarn shops in Florida and Florida yarn stores for all your knitting needs.

Georgia Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Georgia
A Georgia yarn shop directory to help you find yarn stores in Georgia.

Hawaii Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Hawaii
Directory of Hawaii yarn stores and yarn shops in Hawaii with links to websites.

Idaho Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Idaho
A directory of Idaho yarn stores with links to the websites of yarn shops in Idaho.

Utah Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Utah
Listing of yarn stores in Utah along with links to yarn shop websites

Vermont Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Vermont
Listing of yarn stores in Vermont along with links to yarn shops websites

Virginia Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Virginia
Listing of yarn stores in Virginia along with links to yarn shop websites

Washington Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Washington
Listing of yarn stores in Washington along with links to yarn shop websites

West Virginia Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in West Virginia
Listing of yarn stores in West Virginia along with links to yarn shop websites

Wisconsin Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Wisconsin
Listing of yarn stores in Wisconsin along with links to yarn shop websites

Wyoming Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Wyoming
Listing of yarn stores in Wyoming along with links to yarn shop websites

Bag Knitting Books - Books about Knitting Bags
Reviews of bag knitting books, including purses, totes and various other bags.

Beaded Knitting Books
Reviews of Books about knitting with beads

Afghan, Throw and Blanket Knitting - Book Reviews of Knitting Books about Afghans, Throws and Blankets
Book reviews for people looking for patterns for knitting afghans, throws or blankets. These types of patterns have been around as long as knitting and crochet have been around, yet new patterns emerge all the time. Check out these books for the latest trends in afghans, throws and blankets.

Alaska Yarn Shops
A directory of knitting shops and yarn stores in Alaska.

Knitting Community: Yarn Stores in Arizona
A directory of yarn stores and knitting shops with websites that are based in Arizona.

Knitting Community: Arkansas Yarn Stores
A directory of yarn shops and knitting stores in Arkansas.

California Yarn Stores - Yarn Stores in California
A directory of California yarn stores and yarn shops in California.

Colorado Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Colorado
A directory of Colorado yarn stores and yarn shops in Colorado.

Connecticut Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Connecticut
Looking for yarn stores in Connecticut? Here's a directory of yarn shops, with links to their websites.

Knitting Machine Manufacturers - Buy a Knitting Machine
Buying a knitting machine is easier when you can comparison shop with this directory of knitting machine manufacturers.

Louisiana Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Louisiana
Looking for yarn stores in Louisiana? This list of Louisiana yarn shops includes links to websites.

Maine Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Maine
A directory of yarn stores in Maine listing Maine yarn shops with websites.

Maryland Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Maryland
Looking for Maryland yarn stores? This directory lists Maryland yarn shops, with links to their websites.

Massachusetts Yarn Shops - Yarn Stores in Massachusetts
Looking for Massachusetts yarn stores? Whether you're planning a fiber-related vacation or just looking for a new store in your neck of the woods, this yarn shop list has you covered

Michigan Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Michigan
Michigan is a state full of yarn shops. Whether you live in Michigan or are just traveling there, this list of yarn shops with links to their websites should be helpful for you.

Minnesota Yarn Shops - Yarn Stores in Minnesota
A listing of Minnesota yarn shops with links to the websites of Minnesota yarn stores.

Mississippi Yarn Stores - Yarn Shops in Mississippi
Where to find yarn stores in Mississippi and links to Mississippi yarn shop websites.

Types of Yarn: Yarn Manufacturers
Yarn manufacturers websites can help you learn about the yarn different companies make and how to buy it.

Knitting Blogs - Find Knitting Blogs
Knitting blogs are a great way to learn what's going on in the world of knitting. Find knitting blogs to add to your favorites here.

Best Knitting Books of the Year - Reviews of the Best Knitting Books Published in a Particular Year
Many knitting books are published each year. These are the very best. You will find fabulous patterns, techniques, inspiration and ideas inside these knitting books.

Pet Knitting Books - Reviews about Knitting for Pets
Does your puppy need a sweater to keep warm or does your cat need a new toy? Check out the reviews of knitting books that are devoted entirely to the family pet(s).

Knitting Around the World - Reviews of Knitting Books that are Geographically Inspired
Find knitting inspiration from around the world. These knitting book reviews highlight knitting styles from around the world.

Knitting Tips - Learn to Knit Better- Tips on Knitting
These tips on knitting were submitted by About.com readers who want to help others learn to knit better by sharing their knitting tips.

Peggy's Stretchy Bind Off for Toe-Up Socks
The bind off known as Peggy's Stretchy Bind Off is an easy (and stretchy) way to finish toe-up socks and other projects that need a lot of give on the bound off edge.

Finishing Peggy's Stretchy Bind Off for Socks
How to do the actual binding off part of Peggy's Stretchy Bind Off.

More Stretchy Bind Off Options
Learn more about different ways to bind off when you need a lot of stretch.

Learn to Knit a Ruffle Bind Off with Liat Gat Excerpted from I Love Bind Offs
Learn the ruffle bind off from Liat Gat of KNITFreedom, author of I Love Bind-Offs.

Setting Up the Ruffle Bind-Off by Liat Gat
Setting up for the ruffle bind off means increasing stitches across the row.

Completeing the Ruffle Bind Off
Learn how to finish up the ruffle bind off with Liat Gat.

Preventing and Treating Repetitive Stress Injury in Knitting
You can actually injure yourself when knitting if you work too long in the wrong position. Learn more about repetitive stress injury and how you can prevent it.

Free Knitting Pattern for a Poncho in Baby/Child Sizes
Materials and instructions for the Child's Poncho in baby and child sizes

Child's Poncho - Finishing and Customizing the Child's Poncho
How to finish the Child's Poncho and instructions on how to customize the pattern for people of all sizes.

Free Knitting Patterns - St. Patrick's Day Necklace
This fun, funky skinny scarf

How Do I Start a Prayer Shawl Ministry Group?
If you're inspired to start your own prayer shawl ministry, you might not know exactly how to start. Here are some ideas to get your prayer shawl group running smoothly.

Learn to Knit the Corrugated Rib Stitch
Corrugated Rib, like any other type of ribbing, can be worked on a wide variety or stitch multiples depending on the sort of ribbing you're making.

Free Knitting Patterns Using Ribbing
Ribbing is a fun way to add texture to just about any kind of knitting pattern, and there are tons of different ways to make ribbed fabrics, as this collection of free knitting patterns using ribbing demonstrates.

Addi Turbo Lace Knitting Needles - Review
Legions of knitters are devoted to Addi needles, and the Addi Turbo Lace knitting needles really are a great choice for people who knit a lot of lace.

Machine Sewing Hand Knits
Most of the time I wouldn't recommend machine sewing hand knit pieces together, but there are times when it can come in really handy, as when you're sewing swatches of different sizes, yarn weights and gauges together into a sampler project.

Pattern for a Baby's Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl
Required materials and more information about the Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl.

How Not to Start a Row of Knitting - Wrong Way
New knitters often find their rows growing along the edges. There's one common mistake in starting a new row of knitting that can make this happen. Here's how not to start a row of knitting if you want your number of stitches to remain the same.

Free Knitting Pattern for Fleece Bed Socks
These easy Fleece Bed Socks are incredibly warm and cozy and a quick knit thanks tot he heavy worsted weight yarn.

Fleece Bed Socks - Free Knitting Pattern for Fleece Bed Socks
Turning the heel and knitting the foot for the Fleece Bed Socks.

Broken Rib - Glossary of Knitting Stitches
Broken rib is a fun, easy, slightly feminine knitting stitch pattern that is perfect for beginners.

Child's Hooded Sweatshirt - Free Knitting Pattern
Use this pattern to make a child's hooded sweatshirt for kids aged 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. This child's hooded sweatshirt features relaxed drop sleeves, self-finishing edges, a hood and a kangaroo pocket in the front. It is worked in medium weight yarn and is knit in stockinette stitch.

Free Knitting Pattern for a Hat in Three Stitch Patterns
This super-easy and quick knitting pattern for a woman's sampler hat uses Garter Stitch, Stockinette and Reverse Stockinette in a super-bulky yarn for lots of texture and interest.

Women's Sampler Hat - Free Knitting Pattern for a Hat in Three Stitch Patterns
How to knit the Woman's Sampler Hat.

How to Line a Knit Purse With Fabric
Adding a fabric lining to a knit purse is a great way to add stability and make the project a bit more useful. A few simple measurements and a little time are all you need to line a knit purse.

Line a Knit Purse - How to Line a Knit Purse - Lining a Knit Purse with Fabric
Sewing the raw edges of your bag lining is the next step to making a fabric lining for a knit bag.

Line a Knit Purse - How to Line a Knit Purse - Lining a Knit Purse with Fabric
Sew any gusset pieces to the body of the bag lining to complete the fabric lining for a knit bag.

Line a Knit Purse - How to Line a Knit Purse - Lining a Knit Purse with Fabric
Sewing the fabric lining into your knit bag is the last step of the process.

Favorite Knitwear Designer 2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Award Winner
Sandra McIver, author of the favorite book of 2011, also took the award for favorite knitwear designer in the Readers' Choice Awards.

2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Awards Winners
Thousands of votes were cast in the 2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Awards to determine the winners in categories including favorite yarn and needle brands, favorite designer, favorite blog and best book of 2011.

Favorite Yarn Company 2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Awards Winner
Learn more about Berroco, the winner in the 2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Awards for favorite yarn company.

Favorite Needle Company 2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Awards Winner
Learn more about Signature Needle Arts, winner of the 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Knitting Needle.

Favorite Book of 2011 - 2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Awards Winner
Knit, Swirl! was picked the favorite book of 2011 in the readers' choice poll in a race that stayed close to the end.

Favorite Knitting Blog 2012 About.com Knitting Readers' Choice Awards Winner
Susan B. Anderson's blog beat out Ravelry, Knitty and two other faves to become the favorite knitting blog in our readers' choice poll.

How to Knit a Slip-Stitch Rib
The slip-stitch rib is one of the easiest slip stitch patterns, which gets its texture from slipping stitches with the yarn in front and knitting the next stitch.

Choosing the Right Knitting Bag
Choosing a knitting bag is a very personal thing, but it's something every knitter will have to do at some point if she or he wants to transport a knitting project or knit in public. What to look for in a bag and where to find it.

Shawl Pins - Keep Your Shawl or Wrap in Place
Shawl pins might not seem like a true knitting tool, but they are important for the knitter who likes to make shawls. Here are some ideas on ways to keep a shawl situated, with a shawl pin or some other devise.

Left-Handed Knitting Tips and Techniques
Some people who are left-handed wonder if it's possible for them to knit or learn to knit in a way that's basically a mirror image of how right-handed people knit. The truth is, it doesn't have to be that difficult to master left-handed knitting.

Infant's Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl - Knitting Pattern
Instructions for knitting the Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl.

Classic Little T-Shirt - Free Knitting Pattern for a Classic Little T-Shirt
How to work the body of the Classic Little T-shirt in the round.

Classic Little T-Shirt - Free Knitting Pattern for a Classic Little T-Shirt
How to shape the neck of the kids Classic Little T-Shirt.

Classic Little T-Shirt - Free Knitting Pattern for a Classic Little T-Shirt
How to shape the back of the neck of the kids Classic Little T-Shirt.

Classic Little T-Shirt - Free Knitting Pattern for a Classic Little T-Shirt
How to make the sleeves and finish the Classic Little T-shirt for kids.

Knitted Helmet Liner (Wool Pulleys for Soldiers)
Helmet liners are a wonderful charity knitting project for anyone facing cold climates. This free knitting pattern can get you started.

Steps to Finishing a Knitting Project
Your knitting project isn't over just because the knitting is complete. Different projects require different things, but there are several things you might need to do once you're done knitting to completely finish your knitting project.

How to Make the Box Stitch in Knitting
Box stitch is an easy knitting stitch pattern involving a four-row repeat that makes boxes of knits and purls on the fabric.

How to Fix a Dropped Stitch in Garter Stitch
Fixing a dropped stitch in Garter Stitch is slightly more intricate than fixing a dropped Stockinette stitch, but if you stop and pay attention to what you're doing it's not at all difficult.

Fix a Dropped Garter Stitch on the Purl Row
Fixing the purl row of a dropped Garter stitch isn't any more difficult, but you do need to place the stitch and the crochet hook in a different place.

Fixing a Dropped Garter Stitch
Continue in this manner until your stitch is back where it needs to be.

How to Sew a Zipper Into a Knitting Project
Adding a zipper to a knitting project can be very convenient, as when you want to be able to wash a pillow cover without the pillow form inside or to use a zipper instead of buttons on a cardigan. The good news is it's really easy to sew in a zipper

Learn to Knit the Herringbone Stitch Pattern
Herringbone is an interesting textured knitting stitch that looks a lot like the fabric of the same name. It's great for classic knitting projects that need a little more interest than Stockinette Stitch can provide.

How to Recycle Yarn From a Knit Sweater
Recycling yarn form a sweater you don't wear anymore or one you've bought from the thrift store is a great way to get new to you yarn without spending a lot of money. Here are the basics of how to recycle yarn from an old sweater.

Recycling Yarn - How to Recycle Yarn from a Knit Sweater for New Projects
The easiest place to start when taking apart a sweater to reuse the yarn is by taking the sleeves off the main body of the sweater.

Recycling Yarn - How to Recycle Yarn from a Knit Sweater for New Projects
Once the arms have been removed from the body of the sweater, it's time to deal with the sleeve seam so that you can begin to unravel the arms.

Recycling Yarn - How to Recycle Yarn from a Knit Sweater for New Projects
Now that the sleeve of the sweater has had all of its seams ripped out, it's time to begin unraveling the sweater so you can recycle the yarn.

Recycling Yarn - How to Recycle Yarn from a Knit Sweater for New Projects
Once the sleeves of the sweater have been dealt with, it's time to perform the exact same process on the body of the sweater: removing seams, unraveling and forming yarn balls.

Ways to Use Yarn Without Knitting
If you want to be able to use more yarn in your stash more quickly, you may need to consider making some yarn crafts that don't involve knitting.

How to Knit Fair Isle and Cut a Steek
Knitting a steek simply means adding a few stitches that serve as a bridge so that you can knit a flat Fair Isle or stranded knitting project in the round.

Knitting a Steek - How to Knit a Steek - Knit a Steek in Fair Isle Knitting
Before you can cut your steek, a little sewing thread is applied to the steek stitches to prevent the knitting from unraveling when you cut it open.

Knitting a Steek - How to Knit a Steek - Knit a Steek in Fair Isle Knitting - Cutting a Steek
Actually cutting the steek is the most dramatic and scary part of the steek knitting process. Take a deep breath. It'll be over quickly and you'll be amazed at your own knitting skill when it's done.

Knitting a Steek - How to Knit a Steek - Knit a Steek in Fair Isle Knitting
To finish up your knit and cut steek, fold over the steek stitches and sew them down on the wrong side of the knit fabric.

How to Use Knitting Row Counters
Row counters are a handy tool to use when working a pattern that has repeats that are too complicated to be figured out without keeping track of what row you're on, or simply when you want to see how much progress you've made.

Tools for Beginning Knitters: Choosing Your Yarn
How do you pick the yarn for your first project? It's a little like falling in love.

Tools for Beginning Knitters: Needles for Newbies
The needles you choose for your first project will depend on the project and your budget.

Tools for Beginners: Finishing Tools
Scissors, needles and crochet hooks aren't very interesting, but they are vital to the successful completion of your kntting project.

Purling in Fair Isle or Stranded Knitting
Forming the knit stitch when working stranded knitting is really easy, and purling isn't that much more difficult, but you can see what's happening with the strands when you're working on the wrong side of the work.

Finishing a Purl Row in Stranded or Fair Isle Knitting
As on the knit side, purling continues across the row, changing colors as indicated on your pattern, stranding as you go.

Free Knitting Pattern for a Tube-Shaped Cat Toy
This tube Cat Toy is a quick and easy knit, using an old pill bottle as the structure for a simple knit tube. Add a couple of bells to the bottle to make the toy attractive for your feline friends.

Baby Aran Body Suit - Free Knitting Pattern For a Baby Aran Body Suit
How to knit the legs of the Baby Aran Body Suit.

Baby Aran Body Suit - Free Knitting Pattern For a Baby Aran Body Suit
How to join the legs and knit the body of the Baby Aran Body Suit.

Baby Aran Body Suit - Free Knitting Pattern for a Baby Aran Body Suit
How to knit the upper body and sleeves of the Baby Aran Body Suit.

Baby Aran Body Suit Free Knitting Pattern
This Baby Aran Body Suit free knitting pattern is available in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months. It features allover cable patterning and button closures.

Baby Aran Body Suit - Free Knitting Pattern for a Baby Aran Body Suit
How to finish the Baby Aran Body Suit.

How to Seam Garter Stitch - Finishing a Garter Stitch Seam
Finish off a seam worked on Garter Stitch by gently pulling the sewing yarn so that the pieces of knitting join to each other.

How to Seam Garter Stitch - Continuing to Work Mattress Stitch on Garter Stitch
Continue your Garter Stitch seam by working the opposite part of the ridge on the other side of the knitting project.

How to Seam Garter Stitch
Working mattress stitch or seaming on Garter Stitch is not any more difficult than seaming Stockinette, but you do need to pay a bit of attention.

Difference Between Seed Stitch and Moss Stitch?
What's the difference between the common texture patterns Seed Stitch and Moss Stitch? Here's any easy comparison to spot which is which.

Top Websites for Men Who Knit
More and more men are taking up needles, but many of the resources out there are geared toward female knitters. Here's a list of knitting sites and blogs designed with men in mind.

Ideas for Ways to Get Rid of Yarn
If your stash is getting out of control, it might be time for some destashing. Here are some ideas for ways to get rid of yarn without actually knitting with it.

How to Read a Lace Knitting Chart / Pattern
Learn how to read and follow a lace knitting chart to make your experience of knitting lace a lot easier.

How to Knit 2 Together Through the Back Loop
Knit 2 together through the back loop isn't as common as a knit 2 together decrease, but you will see it from time to time.

Free Knitting Pattern for a Men's Beaded Rib Sweater
Use this pattern to make a man's beaded rib sweater in sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. This man's beaded rib sweater features an easy to memorize and flattering vertical beaded rib, raglan sleeves and a picked up crew neck.

Picking up Stitches - Pick up and Knit
Some patterns say you should pick up stitches, while some say to pick up and knit. This is what they mean

Picking up Stitches - Continue to Pick up Stitches
Continue picking up and knitting stitches as illustrated until you have as many stitches as required.

How to Find Discontinued Yarn
Sometimes you start a project with discontinued yarn only to find that you need more than you have to finish your project. Here are some ideas on where to find discontinued yarn so you can finish your project.

Cable Cast On - Slipping the Second Stitch
To continue the cable cast on, slip the second stitch knitwise from the right hand needle to the left hand needle.

Cable Cast On - Starting the Third Stitch
The third stitch in cable cast on is a little more complicated than the others, and this is where working loosely will come in very handy.

Cable Cast On - Continuing the Stitch
From here, making a cable cast on stitch is similar to knitting on a stitch as done previously.

Cable Cast On - Finishing the Stitch
Just slip the stitch from the right needle to the left and you know all there is to know about the cable cast on.

Cable Cast On - Completing the Cast On
Now that you know the basics of cable cast on, continue until you have all the stitches you need.

Stash-Busting Striped Hat Free Knitting Pattern
This easy striped hat is a great way to bust little balls of yarn in your stash and is sized for babies up to bigger kids.

How to Wind a Center-Pull Yarn Ball by Hand
Winding a center-pull ball by hand is a quick and easy way to turn a skein into a center-pull ball of yarn, which can make it easier to deal with than working from the tail on the outside of the ball.

Making a Center-Pull Yarn Ball - Winding the Yarn
Once you've got your yarn set up, it's just a matter of winding the ball.

Making a Center-Pull Yarn Ball - Finishing the Ball
Finishing up your center-pull yarn ball is just a matter of continuing to work the yarn over the tube, making a ball in the process.

Making a Center-Pull Yarn Ball - Working with the Ball
Now that your center-pull yarn ball is finished, you can work with it as you would any other yarn ball, pulling the yarn from the inside.

Knitting - Free Vintage Patterns
If you're interested in building a collection of vintage knitting patterns, here are a few places you should check out.

Free Cable Knitting Patterns Archive
Free cable knitting patterns from around the knitting site show you some of the things that can be done with cable knitting. It doesn't have to be difficult.

Knit Stitch Yarn Over the Needle
Bring the yarn over the needle to continue forming the knit stitch.

Knit Stitch Turning the Stitch
To finish the knit stitch, you have to get the loop from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle.

Knit Stitch Finishing The Stitch
Once you've gotten this far, finishing your knit stitch is easy. Just keep going to finish the row.

Knit Stitch Row Two
Once you've knit one row, how do you start the next one?

Using the Knit Stitch to Make Garter Stitch
Using only the knit stitch you can make basic knitting projects.

Long-Tail Cast On with Two Strands of Yarn
Doing a long-tail cast on with two strands of yarn from different balls makes it easy to cast on the right number of stitches without having to estimate how long your tail should be.

Casting on with Two Strands of Yarn - Long Tail Made Easier
Cast on like normal, just with two strands of yarn, to complete the two-stranded cast on.

Casting on with Two Strands of Yarn - Finishing the Modified Long-Tail Cast on
Once you've cast on as many stitches as you need, just remove the slip knot, cut your yarn and you're ready to go.

How to Use a Lifeline in Lace Knitting
A lifeline can be a life saver when it comes to knitting lace, taking a lot of the frustration out of ripping back your knitting when you make a mistake.

How to Design and Make Your Own Knitting Charts
If you've ever wanted to make your own knitting chart for a motif but aren't sure where to begin, this quick tutorial will get you started.

How to Make Your Own Knitting Charts - Design Your Own Charts for Knitting Motifs
If you've ever wanted to make your own knitting chart for a motif but aren't sure where to begin, this quick tutorial will get you started.

Little Aran Vest - Free Knitting Patterns
This Little Aran Vest pattern is available in sizes ranging from newborn to 24 months. This pullover vest features an allover cable pattern and v-neck.

Little Aran Vest - Free Knitting Pattern for a Little Aran Vest
How to knit the back of the Little Aran Vest.

Little Aran Vest - Free Knitting Pattern for a Little Aran Vest
How to make the front of the Little Aran Vest.

How to Make Yarn From Old T-Shirts
Making T-shirt yarn is a quick and easy way to use T-shirts that you might have lying around the house that are stained, don't fit or that you just don't wear anymore. Use the yarn for bags, rugs, coasters and other bulky projects.

T-Shirt Yarn - Making T-Shirt Yarn - How to Make Yarn from Old T-Shirts
Cutting the T-shirt to make T-shirt yarn takes very little time and you don't have to cut perfectly straight or evenly to make usable yarn.

T-Shirt Yarn - Making T-Shirt Yarn - How to Make Yarn from Old T-Shirts
Once you have the main strips of your shirt cut out, you'll need to start cutting the strips so that you get one continuous piece of yarn.

T-Shirt Yarn - Making T-Shirt Yarn - How to Make Yarn from Old T-Shirts
Continue cutting apart the T-shirt so that you're making one long string of T-shirt yarn that you can use latter for T-shirt knitting projects.

T-Shirt Yarn - Making T-Shirt Yarn - How to Make Yarn from Old T-Shirts
Finishing the strand of T-shirt yarn is simply a matter of cutting the last two loops apart from each other so that the yarn has an end.

T-Shirt Yarn - Making T-Shirt Yarn - How to Make Yarn from Old T-Shirts
Now that you've cut out your T-shirt yarn, all you have to do is roll the yarn into a ball and knit with it.

How to Use Kitchener Stitch for Grafting
Grafting, also known as Kitchener Stitch, is a popular way to close up sock toes and other pieces of knitting that are live on two needles. It can be a little intimidating, but with practice and a mantra in your head, it gets easier.