Added a section for links to interesting stitches I’d like to try. (SEE: Stitch Patterns)
Added links to show different kinds of increases & decreases.
Added a new link under SHORT ROWS, to a 2 page pdf that is handy for anyone (like me) who doesn’t work short rows often enough to always keep it straight. I’ve printed this out to carry in my knitting notes binder. Also a link to shawl shaping (another printable file).
I’ve started adding crochet tips as well (see the end of list)! It’s VERY short at the moment!
There are good general reference videos at BERROCO and Knit Witch.
Here’s an ENTIRE tutorial to help get you through EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket. There are six (6) videos in total. Link is to the first one. Please note that you still need to purchase the pattern, these videos are just helpful tips & tricks for the actual construction. They DO NOT include the pattern!
How to Shape Any Shawl - very cool if you’re a shawl designer or just want to know how!
MY FAVOURITES LINKS
INCREASE CALCULATOR - the easy way to calculate increases (balanced & unbalanced methods). And - OTHER KNITTING CALCULATORS (from the same source as above)
WAIST SHAPING CALCULATOR - Interweave’s Knits calculator for curvy waist shaping!
RIBBING TRANSITIONS - excellent info on making your ribbing “better”.
Kiwiknits explains the how to’s with i-cord (and photos)!
KristenMakes shows us with ribbing on a sample piece of knitting.
Video One - English style
Video Two - Continental style
BEADED I-CORD YouTube video from Laura Nelkin.
BIND OFF/CAST OFF
NEW - Suspended bind off (youtube video)
Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off. (video)
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretch Bind Off (written with excellent photos for illustration) (I was personally amazed by this one, it’s not just for socks!)
Bias Bind off - great for areas like shoulders, losing that “stair step” bind off that is a pain to seam!
Single Crochet Bind-off (video) - another option for a stretchy bind off.
Weebleknits Stretchy Bind Offs (a compilation of bind offs from a variety of sources).
Judy’s Magic Cast On
Lucy Neatby’s Crochet Provisional cast on (youtube video)
Stitch Diva’s Crochet Chain Provisional cast on (photo tutorial)
Tubular cast on (youtube video)
German Twisted (aka Elastic Long Tail) Cast on (youtube video)
Turkish Cast On from FluffyKnitterDeb (written tutorial w/photos).
Garter Tab Cast On - Starting point for triangle lace shawls. (photo tutorial)
And another Garter Tab Cast On w/photos - I found this the simplest to do.
CONTIGUOUS KNITTING METHOD
Ravelry Group - “The Contiguous method is a way of knitting the shoulder seams and sleeve caps of a garment from the top down.”
KnittingHelp.com offers great visuals & videos on the topic of Knitting Decreases.
EASTERN CROSSED KNITTING METHOD
Well written tutorial with photos explaining how to knit stocking stitch (or stockinette) where the stitches are twisted. This is a good method when you are planning to drop stitches between sections of knitting. A good example is spinnyknitter’s Phiaro Scarf.
Cat Bordhi Knit as you go fringe (youtube video)
Better Braided I-Cord straps (a 3 braid strap with less bulky ends to attach to your bag).
Crochet I-cord - makes a bulkier cord that is easier to thread piping cord through (for added strength and stability.
KnittingHelp.com offers great visuals & videos on the topic of Knitting Increases.
Intarsia Basics - (youtube) Excellent video showing exactly how to start Intarsia knitting, including info on twisting yarns and weaving in ends.
Weaver’s Knot - won’t let go if you do it right! (this demo on youtube is one of the best)
Double knot (youtube video) - Jane Richmond’s “magic knot” for joining two yarns together!
Invisible Braided Join - similar to the idea of a Russian join, but different! Good for joining 2 pieces that are the same colour.
(youtube) Kitchener Stitch is used to join 2 sets of live stitches.
LATERAL (or VIKKEL) BRAID
Estonian knitting technique that creates a nice sideways braid that makes an interesting trim.
Lateral Braid: a little how-to - good photo tutorial (scroll down to the pics of the yellow yarn).
Photo Tutorial - Nice little tutorial with clear photos.
A Nupp (rhymes with soup) is an Estonian Lace technique. I found this link on youtube.com that shows the same way I make them (with a crochet hook)
Purling two colours (Fair Isle) with 2 hands using Portuguese & English techniques together
Found on Knitty.com - excellent seaming techniques, with explanations & photos for several different methods including horizontal to vertical ss seams and really invisible seams.
Mattress Stitch - a Berroco.com video that explains this very clearly.
Slip-Stitch Crochet Seam (Knitting Daily version)
Slip-Stitch Crochet Seam (Twist Collective version)
SHORT ROW TECHNIQUES
Cat Bordhi’s method for concealing wraps in short rows is nothing short of genius. The 2-part youtube video links are: Part 1 and Part 2. She talks about using this technique for socks (turning the heel), but obviously it can be used anywhere you want an invisible wrap in your knitting. The written version of this technique can be found in her knitting book; New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One.
Instructions w/excellent photos found at cocoknits Short Rows Tutorial.
Japanese short rows pictorial tutorial (youtube)
Short Row Magic -printable pdf from knitpicks, excellent explanation with photos.
How To: Steeks - multi-page tutorial broken into segments, with photos.
(unique/different stitch patterns I’d like to try one day)
Royal Quilting - lovely example on Ravelry is HERE.
TECHknitter’s Jogless Stripes is an excellent photo tutorial. It can also be found in Interweave Knits, Summer 2009.
Jogless jog (photo tutorial)
Eunny Jang Jogless stripes in the round (youtube video)
Another video by Berroco, showing Barbara Walker’s method for twisted stitches.
TWO-HANDED FAIR ISLE TECHNIQUE
I took a class recently to understand this (because I struggle with Fair Isle), but here’s a little video that helps with the basics.
Two-Handed Fair Isle
From the Berroco site, an excellent video showing a welt technique.
Backwards Single Crochet (youtube video)
(video) Basic broomstick lace, a crochet technique.
Solomon’s Knot (youtube video)
Other Ravelry users links lists:
53Chevy’s Helpful Links
Cathlete’s ‘How to’ Links
Chellieanne’s Helpful Notes & Links