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.
Take a trip under the sea this summer and say a big 'hello' to Peggy, our fabulous mermaid friend! This exclusive video just for Let's Knit Together walks you through the steps needed to create Peggy the mermaid. Ideal for beginners looking to master basic stitches, you can vary up the yarn colours to suit your stash and even create a whole group of sassy mermaids. Peggy's hair is made using a simple crochet stitch, so if you've been itching to learn the very first steps of crochet, now's the time to get some practice in!
Need help with a specific technique for making Peggy? We've got videos for all of them!
How to make a crochet chain
How to increase a knit stitch (kfb)
How to work stocking stitch
How to decrease knit stitches (k2tog)
How to decrease purl stitches (p2tog)
How to work a french knot
How to work straight stitch
How to work moss stitch
How to work purl stitch
How to work knit stitch