Knitting Tips and Techniques

Knitting Tips and Techniques

It is always helpful to pick up Tips and Techniques. In this Collection of videos, we focus on select Tips and Techniques from Britain's finest tutors. These videos are shorter than our full-length workshop videos because they focus in on a select Tip and Technique.

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Knitting Tips and Techniques
  • Knitted Brick Block with Daphne Morris

    Daphne Morris demonstrates this simple block using a combination of knit and purl stitches to produce a regular brick pattern.

    She covers a variety of tips and techniques that will give a great start to your knitted brick block.

    These include starting your block with a garter stitch to give...

  • More Tips on Knitting a Beret with Daphne Morris

    Inspired by a beret her goddaughter wears, Daphne has written this simple beret pattern.

    Knitted in a West Yorkshire Spinners illustrious double knit it produces a very light warm beret.  Firstly Daphne shows how when knitting in the round, stitch markers are essential. Secondly she demonstrat...

  • Knitted Sampler Throw Designed by Daphne Morris

    Daphne shares her family Afghan throw pattern in this introduction to the sampler throw series. It can be made in natural or synthetic yarn so is ideal for any household.

    She outlines how she uses a knit and purl stitch to create texture in the various patches. Resulting in a variety of patter...

  • How to Pick Up Dropped Knitting Stitches with Daphne Morris

    Dropped stitches in knitting can be easily picked up with a fine crochet hook. Daphne demonstrates techniques for both knitted and pearled stitches.

    From divided stitches, a single dropped stitch several rows down, to a full ladder this technique provides an invisible solution. Consequently th...

  • Spit Splicing Knitting Tip from Rosee Woodland

    This tip helps you to avoid a bulky join in the middle of a row of knitting but only works with handwash yarns and Rosee has another tip when talking about extra thick yarns.
    Rosee is a little more hygienic in her workshop video for you and uses a glass of water – but you get the idea.

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  • TASTER: Pick Up and Knit with Rosee Woodland

    The three useful ways you might need are – picking up from the horizontal edge; picking up from a vertical edge; picking up along a curved edge. Rosee shows you very clearly how to do each of these.
    Rosee gives you a great tip about choosing your needle size. And also how to avoid creating a flar...

  • Pick Up and Knit with Rosee Woodland

    The three useful ways you might need are – picking up from the horizontal edge; picking up from a vertical edge; picking up along a curved edge. Rosee shows you very clearly how to do each of these.
    Rosee gives you a great tip about choosing your needle size. And also how to avoid creating a flar...

  • How to Increase Stitches in Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee shows you how to increase a stitch at either end of your knitting row in this very clear video. KFB is knitting into the front and back of your stitch to produce more stitches and therefore a shaped edge to your project.
    Just remember that the new stitch lies to the left of the original one...

  • S2 KPO Central Knitting Decrease from Rosee Woodland

    Rosee likes this option for decreasing a stitch in the centre of the row and thinks it might be slightly easier to knit than the CDD central decrease, but not necessarily easier to say!
    This pattern can sometimes be referred to in patterns by other names.
    This is a companion workshop video to the...

  • Central Double Decrease in Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee shows you very clearly how to decrease in the centre of your row of knitting by knitting 3 stitches together.
    It is quite straightforward: you slip two stitches knitwise – knit one stitch and then pass the slipped stitches over.
    This is a companion piece to the S2 KPO central decrease works...

  • SSP - LL Decrease - Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    Another decrease that you work from the wrong side of knitting, but which produces a really nice, neat firm edge.
    This is left leaning, so could be used in conjunction with a right leaning decrease (Pearl 2 tog) to create a neckline.
    SSP stands for slip, slip pearl and Rosee thinks this is a litt...

  • Purl 2 Tog Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    This decrease is worked from the wrong side of your knitting. Therefore creates a nice right hand leaning edge for such things as a neckline. Possibly used in conjunction with the SSP-Left leaning decrease – which you can enjoy by clicking here.

    Click here to learn more about Rosee...

  • SSK - or Left Leaning Decrease in Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee guides you through how to create this left leaning edge to your project and she suggests that you work one stitch in from the edge to do this, as this produces a firmer and neater edge for you to work from later.
    This is a companion stitch to the K2 Tog – which produces a right leaning decr...

  • Knit Two Together in Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee talks you through this Knit Two Together  which in a pattern is K2TOG.
    This creates a right leaning edge to your project (for a left leaning decrease you need to check out the SSK video/workshop)
    Rosee explains where she knits two stitches together and why. Therefore you will see that this ...

  • Yarn Over Stitches - Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    Rosee shows us how to create these yarn-overs. These are usually worked form the knit side of your work. Rosee also show s us how to identify the stitch when we get back to it. AND how to create this extra stitch/hole effect when working from the purl side of your work.
    This stitch is a way of in...

  • Slipping Stitches - Knitting with Rosee Woodland

    The slipped stitch at the beginning of the work, gives a really nice neat edge. In this video, Rosee shows us how to prepare the stitch at the end of the row, ready to do that on the return.
    Moreover, Slipping Stitches is the assumed method used in older patterns for neatened edges.

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  • Magic Loop Knitting with Sarah Hatton

    Sarah designed this little hat especially for Justands-on.tv. This method means you don’t have to sew up any seams: you can just keep knitting.

    Click here to learn more about Sarah Hatton.

  • Extreme Knitting from Valerie Nesbitt

    In this little workshop Valerie uses up thin strips of fabric to create a knitted rug; if you know how to crochet then this is also an option.
    The trick is how to join the strips when they are so thin, and Valerie has a couple of suggestions
    If cotton fabrics are used the finished project is quit...

  • Moss Stitch with Rosee Woodland

    You can incorporate the moss stitch into any of your projects. And like this, you will add texture as it behaves very well, staying flat.
    For our subscribed viewers, with knitting skills, we have this delightful little project  –

    a Moss Hat designed by Sarah Hatton. The pattern is available as a...

  • Knitted Amigurumi Pets with Fiona Goble

    Fiona shares with us her trio of delightful little pets that can be knitted (they are more usually found crocheted).   She assures us that they are easy for beginners. Utilising simple knitting stitches, together with standard yarn – preferably with some wool content – and small needles.
    In addit...

  • Knitted Frida Kahlo Doll with Fiona Goble

    This simple knitted doll represents the iconic Mexican artist, often remembered for her mono-brow.   The Frida Kahlo Doll will use up scraps of dark/light worsted/8ply wool yarn. It is knitted flat on a pair of short (15cm) needles.  You can use bits and bobs from your cupboard to create her jewe...

  • Sigga Sweater Pattern from Rosee Woodland

    Lopis are always worked in the round, so you will need circular needles, plus double-pointed needles for the sleeves. If you are comfortable using the Magic Loop technique you won’t need the DPNs.
    The colourwork sections are worked using the stranded technique. When working a colourwork round, st...

  • How to Purl with Rosee Woodland

    The purl stitch is another of those must-have stitches if you wish to knit. It allows you to create a flatter piece of work than if you just use the knit stitch. When used in the combination of knit one stitch and purl one stitch, they can create the rib of a garment.
    Rosee shows you clearly how...

  • Two by Two Rib with Rosee Woodland

    Like the 1×1 Rib stitch, this is a combination of knit stitch and purl stitch. But this time you are doing two of each. Again this is often used on the lower edge of knitted garments to provide a neat but stretchy edge. You can use it also on cuffs and around the neckline.
    Rosee is showing how to...