TUTORIALS + TECHNIQUES
We’ve been creating tiny tutorials to share tips and techniques with our community. You’ll find everything from how to work a variety of knitting stitches to how to twist a skein of yarn. Please let us know your suggestions on which tiny tutorials you’d like to see us make next!
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Over the past few months, I’ve focused on spinning yarn specifically to use in my circular sock knitting machine (CSM). Spinning and swatching with different
How do you choose your first set of hand cards? Do you like lacey yarns? Do you like really fine, fine yarns? Or do you like sport weight or DK weight yarns? What tugs at your heart? Because if you get a set of hand cards that’s 56 point, they’re not going to handle those fine, fine fibres as well as a 72 point or 112 point set of hand cards. You have to think about the kind of yarn you want to spin and that’ll help you decide what size of hand cards that you should size.
Learn how to change a poly band spinning wheel drive band with Diana Twiss.
Join Debbie Held and Felicia as they try out and match supported spindles and bowls.
Leno uses a pickup stick to twist alternating warp ends around each other, creating a pattern that is held in place with a single weft pick. There are multiple ways to do this on a rigid heddle loom. I’ll show you how it’s done for the Leno napkins pattern designed by Christine Jablonski for Gist and then a few variations.
Learn how to choose a supported spindle with Diana Twiss.
L3tbl or Lift Stitch from 3 Rows Below Through the Back Loop (now you know why we abbreviate it) is a uniquely textural stitch used in A Little Lift cowl pattern by Tabetha Hedrick. With a fabric of Garter stitch and the elongated look of a stitch from several rows below, it’s a fun way to play with colour and learn a new skill at the same time. With a little practice, you’ll be able to flow right across the row.
In this Tiny Tutorial, Charlotte Lee is going to show you how to alternate colours without cutting yarn.