Knitting the Rag Blanket

As a knitter, you tend to collect a variety of scraps of yarn. My collection of bits and bobs is mostly sock yarn. I wanted to do something useful with all my scraps. Originally, I started on a Beekeepers Quilt. While I do love the idea, I wanted a project that...

Learn to Knit the Knitted Cast-Off

We've been doing all that knitting and purling, but now it's time to get the project off the needles! This basic knitted cast-off will work for almost any project... from scarves to sweaters and beyond! What tutorial would you like to see...

Learn to Knit the Embossed Stitch

I have had several requests from readers to show how I do the Embossed Stitch that is used in my scarf pattern and in my ongoing Rag Blanket project. The stitch is a simple combination of knits and purls with a fun result. It's easier than you think! All these...

Learn to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

This tutorial has been a loooong time coming! My skin took its sweet time healing from the latest flare-up and I didn't want to capture that in a tutorial. Today's stitch lesson is the Stockinette. This will likely be a stitch you use most often as a knitter. In our...

Knitting the Scratchy Blue Socks

Ages and ages ago... before I met my husband Ross and before Xander was born... I bought a huge package of sock yarn that was really budget friendly. It worked out to about $1 a ball. The yarn is cheap and scratchy. It does get better with washing. Knitting with it is...

Knitting the Mandala Gnome Embossed Scarf

I wanted an easy knit to keep at my desk again, so against my better judgment, I started another embossed scarf. I really need to find a place to donate locally... I'm going to have so many scarves and hats if I keep this up! March 18 This scarf will go with the hat I...

Knitting the Puckered Violet Socks (Completed)

February 27 I've been having fun with color and I wanted to get another pair of socks on the needles, so I pulled out the KnitPicks Stroll Brights in Pucker and Vibrant Violet. They've been in my stash for ages. It's also a chance to try the new square needles from...

Sock Knitting – Round Heel Tutorial

I am all off schedule with these tutorials! I had promised you all the stockinette tutorial last week, but I have a good reason for missing it... I couldn't knit. Gasp! Horror! I know... it was awful! My son had been in the hospital and that meant I was using the...

Knitting the Mandela Easy Mittens (Completed)

After knitting all the hats and scarves, I decided... as much as I swore I wouldn't... to knit some mittens to match the sets. The Mandela yarn is a DK-weight, so I went to Ravelry in search of a basic mitten pattern. I found Easy Mittens. February 18 I decided to...

Learn to Knit the Purl Stitch

Last week we learned how to do the very common knit stitch. Though that stitch will get you through many beginner projects, it's companion purl stitch is the next building block.  I hope you found this video helpful. We’ll be combining knit and purl to create the...

Learn to Knit the Knit Stitch

Last week we learned how to get the yarn onto the needle with a long-tail cast on. This week we get started on the actual knitting. 😉 The knit stitch is the one you will likely use more than any other.  I hope you found this video helpful. We’ll be covering the...

Learn to Knit the Long-Tail Cast On

After many, many requests and lots of dawdling, I have finally decided to give it a go and create a series of knitting tutorials. This first one will be video only (at this time) because it's so much easier to understand in motion. I understand that it's not always...

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