6 Game-Changing Knitting Techniques
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Tunisian crochet, anyone? Try these 6 game-changing techniques
If you're an avid upcycler, we've got good news for you! Crochet trims are a fantastic way to breathe new life into a knitted garment, and they're surprisingly easy to learn how to do. Just follow our tutorial to get started.
"What's steeking?" we hear you ask. Well, it's about to become your go-to shortcut for when time is of the essence. With steeking, you can knit clothing in the round with no interruptions for openings or sleeves until the very end.
Have you tried Tunisian crochet yet? In layman's terms, this fun technique combines the best of knitting and crochet, simply using a crochet hook instead of knitting needles. Like knitting, you'll still have multiple stitches on the hook, meaning you'll need a longer hook than usual before you start. Once you know the basics you can try all kinds of different stitches and colour effects, but be careful – this technique can be addictive!
This technique is most easily described as sewing, but with yarn instead of thread. Also known as a duplicate stitch, Swiss darning simply involves stitching on top of the stitch that's already been made. Learn how to do it right here.
Everyone loves a bit of sparkle, and what better way to add it to your handmade knits than with sequins? If you're looking to add glamour to your makes but you're not sure where to start, our handy tutorial is here to help you out.
Fringed clothing is back for 2018 in a big way, and is being added to everything from shawls to jumpers and even bags. To give this trend a summery feel, why not use this easy technique to embellish a simple t-shirt? Find out how right here.
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