Looking for the popular Travelling (Traveling) or Single Loop Method Tutorial? It now has its own page here.
Check the drop-down menu above for individual photo tutorials.
~ 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 (BO)
3-Needle BO: used to knit two edges of live stitches together (this blog)
Cable BO: another Eunny Jang brilliant moment
Crochet BO: very quick regular bind off using a crochet hook
Crochet BO 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 BO: provides an I-cord finish to an edge (picture tutorial from KnitPicks.com)
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO: great stretchy, elastic bindoff for socks, hats, etc.
Outline Stitch BO: matches Long-Tail Cast-on; easy; small irregularities if used with moss or Garter stitch; picture tutorial by Rox
Sewn BO (in the round): very elastic (a la Elizabeth Zimmermann)
Tubular BO: from TECHknitting
Cast On (CO)
Backward Loop CO: use to add stitches during knitting; very loose
Channel Islands CO: creates a slight picot edge (picture tutorial from KnitPicks.com)
Circular CO – for beginning at the centre and knitting outward in the round (picture tutorial from KnitPicks.com); similar to Emily Ocker’s (see below) except it doesn’t use a crochet hook
Crochet CO: photo tutorial from Impeccable Knits
Crossed Yarn-Over Long-Tail CO: a looped, very elastic cast-on edge
Double Chain Cast On: an I-Cord imposter but easier!
Emily Ocker’s CO: almost invisible cast on when beginning at the centre of an object
I-Cord CO: from our blog
Long Tail CO: How long should the tail be? How to match self-patterning yarn cast-on. videos from Rox
Long Tail CO – Purl Stitches: YouTube video
Provisional Crochet CO – scroll down just a tiny bit
Sock Cast Ons (TD=top down; TU=toe up)
Estonian Cast On (TD): The Estonian Cast On tutorial is now also on our website with bigger pictures.
Very Stretchy Cast On (TD): YouTube video by Tillybuddy
Tubular CO Using Judy’s Magic CO: YouTube video
Twisted Backward Loop CO: elastic but more stable than Backward Loop
Twisted German CO: 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
Latvian Twist CO Edge: (only on blog) creates scalloped edging; must be knit flat
Backward Knitting: video by Rox
Norwegian Purl: video by Beth Brown Reinsel
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
Automating Needle/Hook Conversions: automatically inserts metric/US needle and hook sizes (on blog only: Jun 26, 2008)