TUTORIALS FOR KNITTERS

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BEYOND THE BASICS

Increases

kfb - knit into the front and back of a stitch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmOymzswPZA&feature=youtu.be


M1 (M1R and M1L)*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DzdlT-a8K8

*When a pattern asks for “M1” and doesn’t specify L or R, you choose whichever one is easier. Just be consistent within your project!


YO - yarn over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04v3ab7WWp8


Decreases (1 stitch)

K2tog - Knit 2 together

https://verypink.com/2010/03/13/video-knit-two-together-k2tog/


Ssk - Slip slip knit

https://verypink.com/2010/03/13/video-slip-slip-knit-ssk/


Skpsso - Slip1, knit1 pass slipped stitch over

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=skpsso+tutorial&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_pm25XprDPMG80PEP5o6k6Ac25


Double Decreases (2 stitches)

S2kp (same as CDD) centered doubled decrease

https://verypink.com/2020/01/22/cdd-or-center-double-decrease/


Sk2psso - left leaning double decrease

https://verypink.com/2010/05/13/pass-slipped-stitch-over-psso/


K3tog - right-leaning double decrease

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uePVsxAekg


Joining in the Round/ circular knitting- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BNZx2Nt8Ng


Using double-pointed needles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0LkNM2ojZA

FIXING COMMON MISTAKES

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Garter Tab for Triangular Shawls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2129s_2QMII&list=PLR1ElIXW5YKJpWI84KmNSadeXrvlFkLeh


Kitchener stitch (grafting two groups of live stitches together without a seam)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaJDKUEdUJQ 


Provisional cast on with a crochet hook

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=PROVISIONAL+CAST+ON+WITH+CROCHET+HOOK+MOWRY&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_GXa5Xo-HCKSv0PEPq8iWoAI23


Pinhole cast on 

Also known as Emily Ocher Cast On. When starting with just a few stitches joined in the round, this cast-on allows you to cinch closed the hole made by the cast on.

https://blog.tincanknits.com/2012/05/25/pinhole-cast-on-tutorial/


Seaming/finishing

Three-needle bind off

https://verypink.com/2010/09/28/3-needle-bind-off/


Mattress stitch - for side edges

https://verypink.com/2010/11/17/mattress-stitch/


Seaming cast on and bound off edges together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD0XnsCWu-k


Short Rows

Wrap and turn (W&T)

https://verypink.com/2010/04/06/wrap-and-turn-wt/


German short rows

https://verypink.com/2014/12/31/german-short-rows/


Weaving Ends

https://verypink.com/category/techniques/weavingends/

Ready to explore more?

The help sites below are our favorites. Many of the specific tutorials cited above came from these. Even those of us who work at Knit on Pearl never stop learning, and we rely on these experts all the time!


Very Pink - https://verypink.com/knitting-video-library/ - wide selection of VIDEO tutorials from beginner to advanced.

Stitch And Story - http://www.stitchandstory.com/ - clear, concise videos for beginner techniques. 

Kate Atherly - http://kateatherley.com/resources-for-knitters/ - articles and illustrations comparing the pros and cons of different techniques for achieving the same result.

Techknitter - An academic study of knitting techniques for those who want to dive deep.

http://techknitter.blogspot.com/2010/04/revised-unified-index-for.html

New Stitch A Day - Tutorials for knitting and crochet!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4P7tVwBNJvcijWA3r6EPGg

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