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How To Slip A Stitch In Knitting – Sl 1

How to Slip a Stitch in Knitting – Sl 1 squareBy Liat Gat - Founder / Basic Knitting Techniques / January 28, 2011 / 31 Comments

A slipped stitch makes a smooth edge on knitting. It can also make lovely stitch patterns come to life. A “slip 1” is as easy as moving a stitch from your left to right needles without knitting. Always do it purlwise unless otherwise instructed.

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Short-Row Shaping: Learn to “Wrap and Turn”

Delicious knee socks by Cosmic Pluto square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Heels, Intermediate Knitting, Short Rows / January 25, 2011 / 70 Comments

The key to correctly doing short-rows is knowing how to do the Wrap and Turn (no, it’s not a new dance move). It’s a clever way of keeping the stitches close to each other while you are doing short-rows, so that you don’t create gaps when you turn around. Doing short-rows also incorporates picking up and knitting the wraps once you’re done with the short-rows, so that they become invisible.

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You’re Invited to a Ravelry Chat Party! Please RSVP

By Liat Gat - Founder / News / January 23, 2011 / 9 Comments
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The Trick To Counting Rows and Changing Colors Smoothly on Garter Stitch

Dr Who Scarf 300x300 1By Liat Gat - Founder / Basic Knitting Techniques / January 22, 2011 / 22 Comments

Counting rows on Garter stitch is a little more complicated than the “2 rows for every ridge” rule-of-thumb. Here I show you how to be sure of your rows, and also when to switch colors to make perfect-looking stripes on Garter stitch.

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A Shout-Out To Our Wonderful Knitting Forum

Superman knitted designBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / January 20, 2011 / 6 Comments
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How To Change Colors in Knitting: Making Stripes

Lolcat tiger stripesBy Liat Gat - Founder / Basic Knitting Techniques / January 19, 2011 / 35 Comments

Making stripes in knitting is as easy as starting to knit with the new yarn. I show you how, plus tips like how to twist the yarn up the sides of your work so you don’t have to cut it, and how to make stripes on ribbing without an ugly purl-bump row.

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How To Pick Up and Knit Stitches Two Ways

Pick-Up ArtistBy Liat Gat - Founder / Basic Knitting Techniques, Heels / January 14, 2011 / 13 Comments

Picking up stitches is called for anytime you want to start knitting from an edge that has no live stitches. That’s right, you can create stitches on either a finished or a raw edge with the “pick up and knit” technique. Here’s how.

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Liat’s Limitless Cast-On… for Two-at-a-Time ANYTHING

Liat's Limitless Cast-On Photo 7By Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons, Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time Cast-Ons, Two-at-a-Time Knitting / January 11, 2011 / 72 Comments

To knit two-at-a-time top-down (think socks, mittens, or sweater sleeves), you’ll need to set up your stitches correctly. This cast-on sets you up for knitting two tubes at once on one long circular needle. Invented by Yours Truly.

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Announcing Live Knitting Help and Tech Support

Knitting While on the PhoneBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / January 7, 2011 / 14 Comments
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Knit Purl Gurl Reviews “Learn to Knit in the Round on Magic Loop”

KnitPurlGurl logoBy Liat Gat - Founder / Magic Loop / January 7, 2011 / 2 Comments

“Knitting in the Round on Magic Loop is a comprehensive, self-guided course disguised as an eBook. Easy-to-see demonstrations and clear, concise written instruction take you from beginning (casting on) to finished project in no time.” – Karrie of KnitPurlGurl.com

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