Dewdrop Cast On

I use this cast on for many designs. I think it is a very attractive modification of a cast on that has many different names. The modification is in the way I handle the yarn and use different size needles. I did not invent it, I am just playing with the possibilities.  Here are some […]

Mobius Cast On

This tutorial was created to support my published pattern Mahogany Twins  and can be used for any time the pattern calls for this cast-on method.    

Knitting Daily – Tulip Buttonhole with Eunny Jang

I love Eunny and her clear teaching style. This is a great buttonhole from Tech knitter. The image of the post is also by Tech knitter.  

Lacy Cord cast on

There are many variations of this type of cast on. I teach some of them in my classes. This cast on is a variation of a cast on that can be found in the book Cast On, Cast Off  by Cap Sease. The difference is in the way I pick up stitches on the back. […]

A perfect selvage

I want to share with you this very important (for many reasons) technique that makes your knitting edges perfect. Let’s look at these pictures first. This photo shows two swatches. One on the left is worked with garter edge (knit all sts). The right swatch has the nice chained edge. Can you see how different they are? The […]

Every Great sweater begins with the Great swatch

I know that some people think that to knit a swatch is a chore, or a nuisance, or even some ancient thing that nobody needs since the pattern tells you how many stitches you need to cast on. Well, how about if I give you some scenarios what happened to “Martha” and you decide if […]

HELP WITH SWEET HONEY BERET, 2008.

This video demonstrates the most difficult part of Honeycomb Stitch (in the round) that was used in this beret. Only two rounds are shown. You should not have any problems with other rounds. This pattern can be found in the Winter 2008 issue of Interweave Knits.