How to Make a Slip Knot

Slip knots are simple but oh so useful knots.  There’s a plethora of possibilities for these little knots. Here’s 4 handy ways I’ve used a slip knot in the past: Knitting Tying balloons onto children’s wrists. Crochet Tying bugs onto children’s wrists. A slip knot has the ability to “slip” into smaller or larger sizes. 

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Knit Argyle Color Pooling {Video Tutorial}

With the current crochet craze over Argyle color pooling, I’ve been hearing from many of the knitters….they want in on the fun too!  Planned color pooling actually started as more of a “knit thing” than a “crochet thing”…and it’s just as easy and fun to do in your knitting as in your crochet.  Check out

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Crochet Cast On Method

I know I’ve shared my cast on method with you in the past, but it’s been a few years now, and I’m getting better at making these videos, hehe.  So I filmed and shared it on my FB page again this week.  I was super pleasantly surprised by the results!  At the current moment, the

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How to Add a Knit Lifeline

We’re currently in the middle of the Wisteria Mystery Create-A-Long, and there’s been a lot of talk about knit lifelines!  In simple terms, a lifeline is a thin piece of thread, floss, or yarn you can add to your project so if you make a mistake a few rows later, you can rip your project

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How to Knit the Smock Stitch

The smock stitch is a beautiful, classy knit stitch which creates a gorgeous texture.  I have a pair of mittens that I absolutely love featuring the stitch, and I used this stitch for my daughter’s first hat….it’s versatile, and oh-so-pretty! I have a couple of upcoming patterns (both knit and crochet as I figured out

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How to Knit the Picot Bind Off

A scalloped edge can add a beautiful finishing touch to any knit project.  The picot bind off method is a great way to create that gorgeous shell shape!  This bind off method looks complicated, but it’s actually fairly basic. Check out this step-by-step photo tutorial on how to do the knit picot bind off.  

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How to Add a Knit Edging to Your Project

Let’s face it.  Sometimes some of the most beautiful knit stitches, like the Stockinette Stitch, simply don’t have the most beautiful edges.  Often times a pattern will accommodate for those imperfect edges, but every once in a while you might end up with something a bit rough.  Adding a knit edging to your project can

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How to Knit a Scallop Edge (P5togM5)

As someone who both knits and crochets, I find the lack of a perfect knit scallop edging to be quite frustrating.  Of course, there’s always the option to crochet an edging on, but I usually prefer to keep my projects either all knit or all crochet. After lots of searching and experimenting, I’ve finally settled

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Knit Tutorial: Seed Stitch

The seed stitch is one of my all time favorite knit stitches, and I’m convinced it always will be.  Made up of a combination of knit and purl stitches, it’s super simple and perfect for any knitter regardless of experience level.  The texture is soft, squishy, and quite eye-catching.   Check out the Knit Seed

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Knitting an I-Cord Edging

Since the release of my Yoda or Bat Hat Knitting Pattern a couple of years back (Sheesh!  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long!), I’ve been asked about the knitting technique used for the ears many times.  This knit edging is called an I-Cord Edge and is one of my favorite edge techniques to

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How to Make a Pom Pom

Because Pom Poms are simply such awesome knit or crochet project embellishments, I’ve really come to love a good old yarn puff.  Don’t know how to make a pom pom yet?  Don’t worry!  You’re not alone. I’ve had crafters who have been knitting or crocheting for years come to me asking if I use a pom-pom

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How to Knit | The Purl Stitch

I am finally back with the next segment on how to do the purl stitch (I know, I know….it took me forever!!). I was off on a family trip to Seattle, which was tons of fun and has brought me back this week with renewed vigor. I apologize for the delay in getting this segment

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How to Knit | The Knit Stitch

I’m back with how to do the knit stitch! This one is pretty much all about the video, but I did want to mention one extra thing. When you are watching me do the stitch, make sure you check out what my right hand is doing too. You’ll notice that I’m holding the yarn tight

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How to Knit | Casting On

In the First Segment of this series, we talked about the different types of yarn, and what needle sizes they should be used with. Your homework was to go out and get your first set of straight knitting needles and the yarn you need for one of the three projects I listed (or to decide

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