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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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Iolanthe sweater design by Sandi Rosner
Tabetha Hedrick

Wrap & Turn Tutorial

  In this video, our design director Tabetha Hedrick shows us how to accomplish short rows with a technique called wrap and turn. Wrap and

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Winding a mohair hand-dyed warp
Felicia Lo Wong

Winding a Warp

In this tiny tutorial, I demonstrate winding a 3-yard warp on a warping board to use in a handwoven blanket. If you have any questions

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Mosaic knitting example
Felicia Lo Wong

Mosaic Knitting

In this tiny tutorial, I demonstrate how to use the mosaic knitting technique. It’s a colourful technique that is likely easier than you think!

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How to twist a yarn skein example
Felicia Lo Wong

Twisting a Skein

In this tiny tutorial, I demonstrate how I twist a skein of yarn from a loose hank into a twisted skein format.

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Cabled Decreases in Knitting
Holli Yeoh

Cabled Decreases

While a k3tog or sssk can be used for the double decrease, the double cabled decrease is a smooth, more sophisticated alternative.

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Raised Increases in Knitting
Holli Yeoh

Raised Increases

A “raised increase” the least disruptive to the knitted stitches around it and if only a single raised increase is worked, it’s virtually invisible in a ground of stockinette stitch!

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Double Bind-Off
Holli Yeoh

Double Bind-Off

The Double Bind-Off is somewhat similar in look and execution to the three-needle bind-off. Instead of one column of knit stitches there are two columns.

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Japanese Short Rows
Holli Yeoh

Japanese Short Rows

The Japanese short row method uses a smaller loop of yarn than the more widely known “wrap and turn” method and is minimized on the back of the work.

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Hand dyed spinning fibre
Felicia Lo Wong

Spinning from the Fold

Learn how to “spin from the fold” with a long draw as a way to manage short, slippery, and downy spinning fibre blends.

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Aviat knitting pattern
Tabetha Hedrick

Left Twist (Mock Cable)

Right and Left Twists create a mock cabled texture along the fabric. Essentially, it’s a quirky little way to work two knit stitches so that they cross over each other. In this video, we’re going to show you how to work the Left Twist.

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Knitting cables without a cable needle tutorial
Tabetha Hedrick

Cables Without a Cable Needle

The technique of cabling without a cable needle is a sure way to speed up your stitch work, maintain your knitting speed a little better, and help you to fall in love with cablework all over again.

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Saving a dropped stitch knitting tutorial
Tabetha Hedrick

Saving a Dropped Stitch

This easy guide shows you exactly how to save a dropped stitch without any extra tools, crochet hooks, or anxiety. All you need is the knitting needles you are already working with.

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Knitting pattern schematics
Tabetha Hedrick

Understanding Pattern Schematics

Think of pattern schematics as a blueprint of your project, a visual representation of what you are making long before you ever make it. This tutorial is going to walk you through exactly how to use it from start to finish.

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Aviat knitting pattern
Tabetha Hedrick

Right Twist (Mock Cable)

Right and Left Twists create a mock cabled texture along the fabric. Essentially, it’s a quirky little way to work two knit stitches so that they cross over each other. In this video, we’re going to show you how to work the Right Twist.

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Elastic Bind off
Tabetha Hedrick

Elastic Bind Off

The Elastic Bind Off is a fabulously stretchy edge that is perfect for lacy lace shawl edges where you need a lot of give. It’s also well suited for necklines, sock tops, and sleeve cuffs! The best part is how unbelievably simple it is!

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Hand-knit fingerless mitts
Tabetha Hedrick

Two-Colour Intarsia

Intarsia is a method of knitting with multiple colours, but only working with one at a time to create “blocks” of colour. In essence, you work a section of stitches with one colour, drop it, pick up the next colour and continue on your way.

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yarn ply examples
Tabetha Hedrick

Yarn Substitution

This short tutorial will help you determine if and how you can substitute a different yarn than what was originally called for.

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