The Number One Reason to Learn to Read Knitting Charts

Flicker & Flame Charted Fair-Isle Hat by Andrea MowryBy Liat Gat - Founder / Charts / September 1, 2021 / 8 Comments

At its best, knitting from charts is everything you’d want knitting to be: enjoyable, easy but not boring, challenging but not hard, both stimulating and relaxing. In a word, charts are FUN. So why do they seem so hard?

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How to Learn Intarsia, Fair-Isle, Cables, Duplicate Stitch, and More

Foliage Toddler HatBy Liat Gat - Founder / Charts / August 31, 2021 / 9 Comments

Our new charts class is really like 8 classes in one. Not only will you learn how to read and knit from charts, but you’ll also learn the actual knitting techniques behind lace, cables, Fair-Isle, Intarsia, double knitting, and more.

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The Problem With Charts

Complex Chart KeyBy Liat Gat - Founder / Charts / August 26, 2021 / 2 Comments

Even though they’re useful, charts can also seem confusing, scary, and overwhelming. In our upcoming Charts Demystified class, the challenges of charts will disappear into the pure joy of knitting.

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How Learning to Read Knitting Charts Is Like A Bicycle Ride Across France

1960 Tour de France mapBy Liat Gat - Founder / Charts / August 20, 2021 / 2 Comments

Written directions can give knitters a headache. On a chart, every stitch is marked in symbols. If you know how to read a knitting chart, you can understand the entire project, as well as the details, in just one look.

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Chinese Waitress Cast-On and Cast-Off

Chinese Waitress CO and BO 7 15 21 3By Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons / July 17, 2021 / 185 Comments

Ordinary cast-ons are not reversible and don’t look great with every fabric. This tutorial teaches you how to correctly do the Chinese Waitress Cast-On so you can have a go-to stretchy, reversible cast-on that looks great on garter stitch, blankets, Brioche stitch, and more. UPDATED POST

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How to Cure Knitting Hand Pain With One Simple Exercise

Knitting Hand Pain Stretch 2 7321 lgBy Liat Gat - Founder / Knitter's Life / July 3, 2021 / 177 Comments

Doctors tell you to rest and wear a brace, but that won’t fix the root cause of your sore hands or provide instant relief. This one myofascial stretch gives instant relief, while our knitting tension video solves the problems causing your sore hands.

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The Complete Video Guide to Seaming Your Knitting With Kitchener Stitch

Complete guide to seaming with Kitchener square 6 19 21 2By Liat Gat - Founder / Seaming Bind-Offs / June 18, 2021 / 13 Comments

Most written instructions for Kitchener Stitch are too complex to follow. No more avoiding sock projects because you don’t like Kitchener stitch! This tutorial will help you achieve a perfectly smooth bind-off on your sock toes and feel proud you’ve got the hang of a really hard technique.

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Tips for Knitting: Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart

Habitation Throw by Helen StewartBy Liat Gat - Founder / Center-Start Cast-Ons / June 8, 2021 / No Comments

The way to start this throw, and almost any lace shawl, is with the Garter-Tab cast-on. It starts the lace completely invisibly and gets your stitches set up correctly to knit the rest of the shawl. Here’s a free video on the Garter Tab Cast-On so you can start any lace shawl perfectly and with confidence.

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Tips for Knitting: STRIPES! by Andrea Mowry

STRIPES by Andrea MowryBy Liat Gat - Founder / Stretchy Cast-Ons/Cast-Ons for Ribbing / June 1, 2021 / No Comments

This lovely STRIPES! pattern suggests you use the Twisted German Cast-On as a way to start your ribbing. Here’s a free video on the Twisted German Cast-On so you can start any stretchy ribbed project perfectly and with confidence.

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The 7 key elements of knitting to master in order to knit whatever you want

By Liat Gat - Founder / Advanced Knitting, Beginner Knitting, Intermediate Knitting, Our Philosophy / May 31, 2021 / No Comments

Without mastery of the 7 key elements of knitting, you won’t be able to take on new projects with confidence. The 7 key areas are knit and purl (and slip stitch), increases and decreases, cast-ons and bind-offs, knitting in the round, knitting with color, fixing mistakes, and lace knitting.

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