Double the Fun with Double Knitting

Double knitting is a method of creating a double-sided fabric. If you can knit one stitch and purl one stitch, as in 1×1 ribbing, you can work double knitting—even if you’ve never really done colorwork before! The trick is to remember to bring both strands of yarn between the needles to create each stitch. You’re […]

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Socktoberfest Lessons: Customizing Socks

We’re celebrating Socktoberfest! This month, our tech tips will be all sock talk, all the time. In today’s tip, former knitscene editor Amy Palmer explains how to choose the correct size, as well as offers some suggestions on customizing socks to fit your feet. There are as many different kinds of feet as there are […]

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What’s not to love about locally sourced wool, spun and dyed at a family-owned mill, using environmentally friendly methods? Go behind the scenes at Brown Sheep Yarn Company with Amy Palmer, former editor of knitscene. Originally published in Interweave Knits Spring 2015. As you drive from Colorado to Mitchell, Nebraska, you see the land change—untamed, […]

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How to Knit a Sweater That Fits You (The First Time)

Sweater knitting patterns hold a certain allure to most knitters. The idea of learning how to knit a sweater made by your own hands on chilly evenings sends many of us to our yarn stash to find the perfect yarn in the perfect quantity (finding the perfect pattern is either the easiest thing in the […]

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Lace knitting is one of the most beautiful things to make with yarn and needles. There seem to be infinite lace stitch patterns, and you can use them in so many ways, from an intricate lace stole to a bit of lace inserted in a hat or collar. Knitting lace looks so complicated, but it’s […]

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How to Knit a Provisional Cast-On Video Instructions

Hannah and Louisa are about to cast on for the Tara Jacket from Knitscene Winter 2013, as part of the Tara Jacket Knitalong. They came to me because their provisional cast-on skills are a little rusty. A provisional cast-on can be an incredibly useful tool. If you’re knitting a scarf or stole that is worked […]

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