Category Archives: Tutorials

Tutorial: Three Common Decreases (K2tog, P2tog, CDD)

To accompany the first pattern in our new Year of Hats club, we'll show you how to work the three different decreases used in the Resa Hat patterns: the most common knit-wise single decrease (K2tog), the most common purl-wise single decrease (P2tog), and a centered double decrease (CDD). These are excellent, useful stitches to have in your knitting go-to skill set!

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Anatomy of a Sweater

Does looking for your next sweater pattern leave you confused by all the terms casually thrown around? Raglan, saddle shoulder, empire waist ... all of these design elements have their pros & cons, but if you are new to sweater construction, it can be a little overwhelming. We're here to break down several of the most popular terms to help you find that perfect project!

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Tutorial: Long Tail Tubular Cast On

This is an excellent way to cast on for any 1x1 ribbed project, making a beautiful rounded edge that looks like the stitches travel smoothly around the edge. Use it on necks, cuffs, bottom edges, brims, anything that begins with K1, P1 ribbing!

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Working with Fable Fur Yarn

Have you tried our new Fable Fur yet? It's a ridiculously soft faux fur yarn that knits (or crochets) up beautifully at a bulky gauge. It makes a delightful faux fur fabric, perfect for all kinds of things like cowls, headbands, cuffs, collars, cat beds, blankets, slipper linings, and stuffed animals, to name a few! But, if you've never used anything like it before, it might be a bit tricky to work with. So I'm here for you, with some tips and tricks!

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Getting Started With Lace Knitting

Have you found yourself looking at a gorgeous lace shawl and thinking: “Oh, I could never do that!” Well, we think that anyone can knit lace – even the most intricate of shawls is simply a series of knit, purls, increases, and decreases. The real key to expert lace knitting is the right materials – and patience. While lace can be incorporated into projects, there are ...

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Tutorial: Blocking Knits

Blocking is an essential but often overlooked step in knitting. Once a project is off the needles, blocking is like waving a magic wand over your knitting to bring it from good to great – yarn blooms to incredible softness, stitches smooth out to a uniform look, and lace stitches transform to a delicate beauty. Today we’re going to talk about the two main ways to block ...

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