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
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.
I know how hard it is to spend money on yourself. And I was so inspired by hearing so many students say they’re asking Santa for Premium Lifetime this year that I’ve decided to put together a giveaway. I like to think of it as a KnitFreedom scholarship program. So, I am giving away three Premium Lifetime memberships!
People are to be digging into their holiday traditions a bit earlier and with a bit more enthusiasm than usual. All of us are in need of some light and happiness to hold onto while we’re surrounded with so much chaos and uncertainty. In that spirit, we have a special new pattern to share with you. It was created by the newest member of the KnitFreedom family, Delia Diaconu.
We are thrilled to have Sally Holt with us as a guest blogger to tell us about her amazing app knitCompanion – a sophisticated, portable tool that allows you to keep track of where you are in your pattern as you knit. It also features voice controls, chart recognition, and the ability to play KnitFreedom videos from within the app.