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In this video I demonstrate a simple technique for tidying-up the pesky last stitch in a bind-off.
The needles I use in the video are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.
The yarn I use in the video is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.
My nail polish is Gelish, “I Or-kid You Not”.
Knitting Help – Chinese Waitress Cast-On
A deep cast-on with medium stretch, the Chinese Waitress Cast-On is pretty on both sides, and therefore good for double-sided items like scarves and blankets.
The sweater on the mannequin is my Woman’s Zippered Letterman’s Jacket, pattern + video tutorial:
The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing can be found here (not my design):
The needles I’m using for demonstration are by Clover.
The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep color “Flora”:
How to Knit Faster + SPEED KNITTING Challenge! | Off Our Needles S4E9
We’ve all seen those knitters who can whip up a sweater in minutes with their eyes shut and wondered HOW do they knit so fast?! Well, today, Tracie & Jodie show you how to measure your knitting speed and offer tips on how to knit faster. Episode links below. 👇
Want to learn how to knit faster? These resources are sure to help.
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Longtail Cast On for Beginners
The longtail cast on is a great all-purpose cast on. It’s stretchy, lays flat and looks pretty darn nice too! Because it’s all-around awesome, make the longtail your default cast on. It won’t fail you. But it can be a bit tricky to do at first. So, follow along and take it slow: clamp down, make a diamond shape, touch your thumb. (These terms only make sense after you watch the video!).
More knitting fun at http://www.sheepandstitch.com
The Mattress Stitch: Sewing for Knitters
Alexis Winslow shows you how to sew seams on a knitted garment using the mattress stitch. The video shows step by step instructions for sewing perfect horizontal, vertical, and diagonal seams. You will learn how to mark points that should align and make adjustments as you sew for great results every time.
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Knitting Help – Flicking Q & A
“Flicking” is a way of knitting that is a variation on English/American/throwing knitting – a way to hold the working yarn in your right hand without ever letting go of the right needle. The first (and more general) video I have on flicking can be found here: https://youtu.be/y547Q5Hjcuo
You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles, as well as retailers using these links:
The Knitter’s Pride Platina needles I’m using can be found here:
The seed stitch cowl I’m working on is a kit from Purl Soho:
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Janie”: