Posts about knitting techniques

FO: Azula hat

21 February 2019

After the minor disappointment of my recently completed hat being a little too snug, I still had a hat-shaped hole in my closet and something of a paradox to solve. I have come to realise that… Read more

WIP: Kirigami Pullover by Gudrun Johnston

9 April 2018

I had planned that my next large piece of knitting would be a baggy cardigan – a garment that I really need in my wardrobe especially as my recent FO didn’t quite fit as hoped… Read more

Trend: Marled knitting

7 February 2016

Marled knitting is one of the simplest types of colour work there is – two strands of yarn of different colours held together while knitting, the resulting fabric has a random speckled texture effect. Over the last… Read more

Working with yarn bobbins

25 January 2016

Knitting bobbins are little (usually) plastic frames that allow yarn to be wrapped round and hang securely thanks to a little hook. They come in handy for certain kinds of colour work. Either: There are more than… Read more

'Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide' by Nancy Marchant

13 January 2016

Brioche knitting was for me, for a long time was a mysterious and intimidating beast, with its own set of unfamiliar abbreviations and mythical qualities – a wide rib pattern that’s – stretchy yet stable,… Read more

1x1 slipped rib edge stitch tutorial

1 September 2015

This stitch forms a stable, sturdy fabric that combines the appearance of and favourable properties stocking (stockinette) stitch and 1 x 1 rib. We’ve used it in our . Unlike stocking stitch, it does not curl in either… Read more

Three needle bind-off

6 March 2012

Three needle bind-off* is an excellent technique for joining two pieces of knitting horizontally. It is especially good for shoulder seams because it gives a neat, non-bulky join, with the reinforcement and rigidity provided by… Read more

Mending knitted socks

27 February 2012

These KoolAid dyed Jaywalkers were my first proper pair of socks. Despite not being a fan of the pattern (they have no stretch and had to be re-knit several times to get them big enough to… Read more

Poems of Colour: Knitting in the Bohus Tradition

19 February 2012

I’ve had my eye on this book by Wendy Keele since discovering Bohus sweaters on the Bohusläns Museum website. I don’t remember how I came across it but was particularly taken with ‘Grey mist’ and… Read more