Category Archives: Techniques

How to Steek for the Absolute Beginner

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How to steek - Cutting the steek - it's not as scary as you might think!

If you’re following me on Twitter you know I’ve recently cut my first steek. I had been knitting on the cardigan for a while and was both excited and afraid at the prospect of cutting the steek. It turns out: Cutting into your knitting is a lot less scary and much more fun than I thought. And steeking really isn’t… Read more »

7 Beautiful & Stretchy Cast Ons You Need to Know

Stretched Jenny's Stretchy Slip Knot Cast On

I think we’ve all been there. You’ve knit a beautiful pair of socks, a hat or sweater only to find out that the cast on ended up too tight. Even though you had swatched and everything seemed to match the needed gauge. Some projects need a cast on with more stretch to it than your usual cast on might offer…. Read more »

Knitting Fundamentals: 4 Basic Cast Ons You Need to Know

Long Tail Cast On (on a kid's cardigan I need to repair)

How you begin something is always important. It’s important to relationships, to writing and to buildings. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s important to knitting as well. Maybe not as important as it is to buildings – lives are seldomĀ lost to a bad cast on. But a knitters sanity might get fried. Today I want to introduce… Read more »