Resources for Knitters

Techniques, Tutorials, and Tips

On Socks and Feet and Fit

Foot Size Table: An excerpt from my sock book, a full list of US, UK and EUR shoe sizes with both foot length and foot circumferences.

On sock size and fit: what this negative ease business is all about

On picking up gusset stitches and avoiding a hole: It’s entirely possible you’ve been picking up that last stitch in the wrong place

Other Topics

On Mitten and Glove Gussets: an excerpt from the new book

On Zippers In Knits: to help with The Wild One Motorcycle jacket pattern specifically, and zippers in knits generally

Chart Reading: a basic tutorial, including details on how to handle repeats.

On Repeats in Patterns: * and () and [], oh my!

WiseKnit: Knitty Techniques Video Column

Working with Bulky Yarns: the crochet cast on, keeping your bind off relaxed, working with ridiculously thick yarns without making your hands hurt

Tips & Tricks for Lace Knitting: An overview of how lace knitting works, using a lifeline to prevent mistakes, blocking

Working in the Round: Working on magic loop, two circulars and DPNs; a stress-free way to join in the round; how to fix a twisted round

On Seamless Garment Knitting: considerations, how to choose the right size, reinforcements

On Slipping Stitches: When to slip knitwise, when to slip purlwise, what on earth wyib and wyif means; slipped stitch color patterns.

A free Craftsy class: the Fall 2016 KAL. 

A terrific introduction to working cables, lace and colorwork.