This bind-off is used for joining two pieces of knitting, such as the front and back of a sweater, by binding off their stitches together to create a seam. Method For this bind-off, the two needles (in the case of a sweater, … Continue reading
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Knitting terms and technique articles in the KnitWiki including multi-language knitting glossaries and knitting techniques and how to work them.
Yarn Substitution Guidelines What do you do when you find a pattern that you love but the yarn is unavailable, discontinued or simply too expensive for your budget? Although it is generally best to use the original intended yarn to … Continue reading
The vertical buttonhole can be knit to whatever size is desired. Method Work to desired buttonhole location, attach a second end of yarn and work the remainder of the row with this yarn, creating a second piece. Work the two … Continue reading
Photo courtesy Abby’s Yarns Yarn Porn or Yarn Pr0n is the comical term used to describe euphoric emotions felt by knitters world-wide when exposed to fiber, patterns, websites, books, needles, notions, stores, animals, or any other knitting-related business. The Yarn … Continue reading
Yarn overs are used in various knitting techniques. They are most often used in lace knitting to create an airy and light effect, although they are also used to create a row of holes for threading drawstrings, a decorative increase, … Continue reading
Straight needles come in two types. They can be made of metal, plastic or bamboo/wood. For flat knitting These come in various sizes and lengths – longer for larger pieces of work and smaller for children and smaller patterns. They have a … Continue reading
Stripe: Colours Horizontal, vertical and diagonal stripes A stripe is a long, straight region of a single color Stripe: In Antique Patterns In older knitting patterns, often those from the 1800’s, “stripe” may refer to two different things. Stripes of … Continue reading
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(Above) Apple leaf tidy from Home Work, published in 1891 Tidies were popular in the Victorian era. They consisted mainly of a large rectangle of knitting, commonly worked in a lace stitch. Tidies were used in the same manner as antimacassars, as … Continue reading
This method of binding off is very simple and produces an elastic edge. Method Work 2 stitches in pattern, slip the first stitch over the 2nd stitch, return the remaining stitch to the left-hand needle. Repeat to the end. Related Links See Binding … Continue reading