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Knitting Knowledge

Get your needles out for the LADs

Once you learn the basics of knitting you can create magic. With the basic stitches (knit and purl) you can basically create anything. From there you can take it one step at a time building your knitting knowledge by learning how to increase/decrease, join in a new colour, cable, knit in the round etc etc.

All the stitches and methods that are used in my knit kits are included here to give you a helping hand there’s also plenty of helpful videos on You Tube if you’d like to see it in action (while I slowly work on my own videos)

I’m excited to say I now have a Facebook Group which I’ve set up to share your knits with me and others! Please note this group is only for those who have purchased kits or patterns from me, but if you would like to join my knitting community please do so here.

Finishing

Blocking

Blocking is an optional way of finishing your knits to help with wear and tear.

Skill level:
Easy
Stitch

Cables

Cable Knitting is easier than it looks, here’s a look at how to do it…

Skill level:
Advanced
Needle Techniques

"CO"

Casting On & Off

An introduction to ‘casting on’ – the foundation of your knit – and ‘casting off’ -the finishing of your knit.

Skill level:
Easy
Needle Techniques

Circular Needles

Knitting on circular needles means creating your knitting in a loop round and round, so there are no seams.

Skill level:
Intermediate
Stitch

Colourwork

Stranded colourwork is a knitting technique that means you can use two or more colours.

Skill level:
Advanced
Stitch

Decreasing

Needle Techniques

"DPN"

Double Pointed Needles

If you don’t have enough stitches to knit on circular needles then you want to knit on Double Pointed Needles. It’s another one of those knitting techniques that looks terrifying but is actually fine.

Skill level:
Advanced
Needle Techniques

Increasing

Increasing is used in lots of patterns to shape your knitting.

Skill level:
Easy
Finishing

Mattress Stitch

Mattress Stitch is a lovely neat way to sew up your knitted garments. I use it a lot for the Cardigan as it’s the best way to hide your seam.

Needle Techniques

Pick Up & Knit