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You've knitted your first project with no trouble at all mastering the basic techniques and stitches, and now you're ready to take your knitting skills to the next level. This is where knitting gets really exciting...!
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Neti Love & Julie Peasgood
You've knitted your first project with no trouble at all mastering the basic techniques and stitches, and now you're ready to take your knitting skills to the next level. This is where knitting gets really exciting...!Read More Begin this course
Eyelets are useful in creating holes for edgings, drawstrings and lace patterns. The yarn forward (yfwd) is used between two knit stitches, and a yarn round needle (yrn) between two purl stitches.
A yarn over needle (yon) is an eyelet worked between a purl stitch and a knit stitch, so you'll most often find this is within lace or textured patterns that switch between these stitches frequently.
Knitting into the stitch below the one on the needle is quick to master and produces an extra thick stitch that is especially effective within a rib pattern, such as fisherman’s rib.
Socks, gloves and some toys can be knitted on sets of double-pointed needles, rather than circular needles, to form the essential tube, making this is a great technique to have under your belt.
Circular needles are a handy piece of kit for projects with a large circumference or lots of stitches. Short needles are linked by a flexible cord to join your cast-on stitches into a circle and take the weight.
For a tight, knitted cord that needs no making up, an i-cord is the answer. Formed from just a few stitches, it’s also quick to work. All you need is a pair of DPNs to work your yarn.