Looking for the popular Travelling (Traveling) or Single Loop Method Tutorial? It now has its own page here on this blog.
This page is an index of all of the Techniques and Tutorials found on this blog. Full text with more pictures and downloadable pdf’s can be found for most of these Techniques on the PurpleSage Designs website or the South Mountain ~ Naturally website .
Please note, where a Tutorial/Technique is only on the blog, it will indicate so beside the entry.
~ use Red Dot Tracer interfacing (available in most fabric stores); this non-woven interfacing is marked every 1″ [2.5cm] with a red dot, making it easy to pin your knitted or crocheted items to size when blocking
~also check out this Knitty.com article
Bind Off (Cast Off)
3-Needle: used to knit two edges of live stitches together (own page on this blog)
Cable Bind-off: another Eunny Jang brilliant moment
Crochet: very quick regular bind off using a crochet hook
Crochet Bind-off Using No Yarn: from the Yarn Harlot (scroll down the page just a wee bit)
Ending a BO in the Round: avoids a bump when binding off in the round
I-cord Bind Off: provides an I-cord finish to an edge (picture tutorial from KnitPicks.com)
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off: great stretchy, elastic bindoff for socks, hats, etc.
Outline Stitch Bind-off: matches Long-Tail Cast-on; easy; small irregularities if used with moss or garter stitch; picture tutorial by Rox
Sewn(in the round): very elastic (a la Elizabeth Zimmermann)
Tubular Bind-off: from TECHknitting
Backward Loop: use to add stitches during knitting; very loose
Channel Islands Cast On: creates a slight picot edge (picture tutorial from KnitPicks.com)
Circular Cast On - for beginning at the centre and knitting out (picture tutorial from KnitPicks.com); similar to Emily Ocker’s (see below) except it doesn’t use a crochet hook
Crossed Yarn-Over Long-Tail: a looped, very elastic cast-on edge
Crossed Yarn-Over Long-Tail: Var 1: knit first row, then stocking stitch (on blog only: March 15, 2009)
Crossed Yarn-Over Long-Tail: Var 2: knit yo loop with cast-on sts (on blog only: March 15, 2009)
Double Thumb Loop Long Tail Cast On: a looped, elastic cast-on edge
Double Yarn Over Long Tail Cast On: standard LTCO with double yarn-over which is dropped when knitting first row (on blog only: March 24, 2009)
Emily Ocker’s Cast On: almost invisible cast on when beginning at the centre of an object
Estonian Cast On: I’ve just added a tutorial for this stretchy cast-on for ribbed garments; great for hats, socks, mitts, gloves….New March 2012: The Estonian Cast On tutorial is now also on our website with bigger pictures.
I-Cord Cast on: from Whimsical Knitting Design blog
Invisible Provisional Cast-On: YouTube video by Beth Brown-Reinsel
Long Tail Cast-on: How long should the tail be? How to match self-patterning yarn cast-on. videos from Rox
Long Tail Cast-on Purl Stitches: YouTube video
Sock Cast Ons (TD=top down; TU=toe up)
Estonian Cast on for Sock Cuffs: TD; video; very stretchy; Nancy Bush demonstrates on Knitting Daily ..New March 2012: The Estonian Cast On tutorial is now also on our website with bigger pictures.
Very Stretchy Cast-on: TD; stretchy cast on for top-down socks: YouTube video by Tillybuddy
Tubular Cast-on Using Judy’s Magic Cast-on: YouTube video
Twisted Backward Loop: elastic but more stable than Backward Loop
Twisted German Cast-on: YouTube video
Picking Up Heel Flap Stitches: YouTube video – a different way to pick up the stitches along the side of the heel flap that leaves a lovely chain finish
Edging: Latvian Twist: (only on blog) creates scalloped edging; must be knit straight
Backward Knitting: video by Rox
I-Cord: 3-stitch knitted cord
Seaming: vertical to vertical (mattress stitch); vertical to horizontal, horizontal to horizontal — step by step (with pictures) tutorial from “My Virtual Sanity” blog
Single (Travelling*) Loop (not Magic Loop):knitting in the round when your circular needle is too long; this technique merits its own page on this blog
*see link for attribution
Copying Knitting Charts from Excel (on blog only: Feb 22, 2009)
Metric Conversion Spreadsheet (on blog only: May 15, 2008)
Automating Needle/Hook Conversions: automatically inserts metric/US needle and hook sizes (on blog only: Jun 26, 2008)