New Video Tutorials – KP Quicks

Here at Knit Picks, we’re starting a series of helpful new video knitting tutorials specifically intended to provide immediate gratification of your knitting instructional needs with direct, no frills tutorials called KP Quicks.

You may be familiar with Knit Picks’ helpful Tutorial site, and we hope you’ve found our longer videos, such as the step-by-step, start-to-finish class for the Go Your Own Way Socks, helpful. There are times, however, when all you need is a quick reminder or to-the-point instructions for a new technique. You don’t want a lot of explanation and exposition, clicking around the video timeline to find where the instructions actually start.

This is exactly the need we want to address with KP Quicks. A pair of hands, a pair of needles, bright and visible worsted weight yarn, and not much else. Forgoing lengthy explanations and digressions, instructions are conveyed with concise titling. Most videos will run just 1 or 2 minutes. You can see exactly what we mean with the first ever KP Quick, demonstrating the Long Tail Cast On:

Although we will cover the basics in a helpful way, we want to mix in a good amount of more advanced tips and tricks, like this video on Cabling Without a Cable Needle (perfect for our recent Woodsmoke Cable Collection):

We will also use this format to provide helpful tutorials for unusual techniques in our patterns, such as the crochet colorwork used in our free Zodiac Crochet Dishcloth Series:

We have every intention of continuing to produce longer, more involved and personable classes. These new video knitting tutorials are only meant to fill in the gaps and give you that little bit of extra help in a concise and accessible way.

We expect to release new KP Quicks most weeks. In addition to our Facebook page, you can find all the KP Quicks in their own playlist on our Youtube channel. They will also make an appearance on the occasional page of our tutorial website to augment our written tutorials.

Let us know if there are any techniques you’d like us to cover, either basic techniques or new tricks you’re interested in learning!


11 comments

  1. Marcia / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    This is a wonderful idea! There are definitely a lot of times a quick reminder is all you need, and scrolling through endless explanations to the part you actually need is tiresome.

  2. Gjj / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    Great Idea! It’s going to be really helpful!

  3. Kathy / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    This is great. Sometimes I’m thinking “just do it!” LOL

  4. Barbara Chapman / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    Great idea. Most tutorials are way too detailed with explanations, go too fast or camera not close enough to see the hands and stitches. Ha ha, must say I was a bit taken back with the hairy arms on the cabling without cable needle. Recommend a closer shot as I couldn’t see the stitches as he moved them.

  5. topher colin / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    great idea, but still needs to be even closer-in. way too much table/white space and not enough zoom zoom zoom…

  6. Lorene Frischknecht / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    I love this! These little videos make life so much easier when knitting or crocheting! Thanks so much!

  7. Sati Glenn / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    Love the idea, but can you get the camera closer? It’s kinda hard to see what’s happening, especially mobile.

  8. Jan / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    Fantastic!

  9. Emily / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    Like the captions and my 9 month old granddaughter loves the music but it is a little repetitive and the music is the same song for all the tutorials that we watched. A little variety would be appreciated.

  10. Lois / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    Just want to be sure I can see how to to view.

  11. Emily / April 19, 2017 / Reply

    Am I right in thinking that the knitter in the cabling video is knitting into the back of the first stitch of the cable? If so, why? Does this snug things up to prevent a gap?
    TIA