The Knit Stitch and Garter Stitch (video)

October 17, 2009 by  
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Hello Naughty Knitterz! This video is designed to give you lots of clear and helpful information about the foundation stitch of knitting: the knit stitch.

I also talk about garter stitch fabric, what it looks like, what it’s good for and how you can make it.

Enjoy and Knit Happy!

How to knit a scarf (video)

August 14, 2009 by  
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In this video, we’ll show you how to knit a garter stitch scarf using bulky weight yarn. This is a good project for knitters who are just beginning. A scarf is a simple initial project, besides the infamous dish cloth, we encourage you to try if you’re starting out. A scarf is also something you can give as a gift. Give it a try.

Knit, then Purl, then back again (by Robyn Devine)

August 13, 2009 by  
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Just learning to knit, and feel overwhelmed by patterns that tell you to do such things ask “kfb”, “m1” and more? I remember the feeling well – I still sometimes have it!
But have no fear, beginner knitters.

There are plenty of patterns that call for no more knitting knowledge than casting on, binding off, knitting and purling. And with those few skills under your belt, you can make many a knitted item – possibly something handmade for the holidays?!

From scarves to hats (yes, hats!), from baby items to those for adults, and even a few for your home – here’s some of my favorite ‘easy peasy’ patterns for you to try!

Entwined - this great pattern gives you a scarf and hand warmers all in one!

Rockstar Scarf – easy peasy, all knit stitch, this scarf gets it’s drama from the variety of yarns used.

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth – looks harder than it is! This dishcloth uses only knits and purls to give it a great texture.

The Squidge Cloth – another one where the pattern is all knits and purls, I use this dish cloth all the time!

Calorimetry – looks so much harder than it is. Short rows are a new skill to be sure, but again, just knits and purls and you’ve got a great cold-weather headband!

Drops Headband – another great headband, this time ribbed.

Flat Hat – this is a great go-to pattern for flat-knit hats. You just knit up a big square and gather the top, and you’ve got a hat! Perfect for donation hats!

Baby Surprise Jacket – really Robyn? Yes, really. This jacket is knit flat, with knits, purls and bind-offs and then suddenly? You have a jacket! (Ravelry link)

Baby Bib O’Love – from Mason-Dixon Knitting, this bib is the perfect gift for any baby shower. (Ravelry link)

Variations in Stitches (video)

July 8, 2009 by  
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This video will show you how to combine knit and purl stitches to make patterns. This video is created assuming you already know the basics of knitting.

The Basic Knit Stitch (video)

July 1, 2009 by  
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Hey there Naughty Knitterz! Learn how to make the knit stitch used in knitting in this free online instructional video on how to knit.

Contential Knitting Demo (video)

June 30, 2009 by  
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Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, host of the CraftSanity podcast, visits Lorilee Beltman, owner of City Knitting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a quick “Continental” knitting lesson. As a veteran “thrower” or English style knitter, Jennifer didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to see how the other half knit.

She brought her video camera along to record the tutorial for all of you.

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