Tutorials & Pattern Support

This page contains help and tutorials to support my patterns. I will be adding information regularly.

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List Of Topics:

Elongated Cross Stitch - a video demonstrating how to work the elongated cross stitch pattern.

Crochet chain cast off - a video demonstrating how to do the crochet chain cast.

Knitting With Beads - a video showing how to add beads to your knitting using a crochet hook.

Choosing a lace pattern - a blog post with advice for new lace knitters on choosing your first lace pattern.

'So you want to be a sample knitter?' - a blog post with advice for knitters who wish to become a sample knitter for designers.

How to work the Russian Cast/Bind Off (Stretchy Cast/Bind Off) - a blog post which includes instructions for how to work a stretchy cast/find off.

Travel Knitting - Top tips for travel knitting including taking your knitting on a plane.

Sharing Patterns

Cutting your knitting - Why steek and how to use steeking techniques to alter a garment.

Does fear hold you back?

 

Tutorial Tuesday - tutorials regularly posted on my blog:

How to fix a dropped stitch in a finished shawl. 

 Knit Surgery

 

A Few Of My Favourite Things:

Knitting Gadgets - My can't live without knitting gadgets.

Knitters Tool Tins

 

Mini Tip Monday:

Using Lifelines - How lifelines can make your knitting easier.

How to deal with a pattern problem  - What to do when you get stuck on a pattern.

Slipping Stitches - How to slip stitches correctly at the beginning of rows to create a neat edge.

Casting on lots of stitches.

Keeping track of shaping.

Long Tail Cast On Tips - Part 1 & Part 2.

Adding multiple beads.

How to make a shawl bigger or smaller.

Double decreases at the beginning and end of pattern repeats.

Garter Tab Cast On includes the Turkish Cast On.

Finishing mistakes in lace knitting - dropped or missed yarn overs.

De-mystifying Charts.

Will I have enough yarn?

Blocking a crescent shawl.

 Various Yarn Overs

Unpicking stitches and rows of stocking stitch and lace knitting.

'No stitch' & Varying Stitch Counts.

Four tips for knitting faster.

Cast on the same numer of stitches, increase at the same rate, create three very different shapes.

Fixing Dropped Lace Stitches

Fixing Lace Mistakes

Sweater Surgery - Part 1 and Part 2

Weaving In Ends

How to work German Short Rows

How to block a large crescent shawl

How to pick up stitches

Improve the look of your lace knitting

Neat Colour Changes

How to shape the Carnival shawl

Short Rows in a Lace Pattern - Amelie

Adding beads using the crochet hook method - Ma Belle