Tutorials & Pattern Support

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

For additional support you may wish to join my Facebook Group - Love of Lace Knitting.

If you don't find the anwser to your question here, please e-mail me on [email protected]


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Top Tips for Attending Yarn Shows

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


Circular Needles

Circular Needles - How & Why

Magic loop

Chiaogoo Needle Review

Knit Pro Needle Review

Lykke Needle Review

Prym Ergonomic Needle Review

Hiy Hiya Needle Review

 Knit Pro Mindful Collection


Lace Knitting Tutorials

How to read your lace knitting - free lesson from the Successful Lace Knitting Course

Shaping while keeping the lace pattern correct

Shaping in lace pattern

Circular Cast Ons - Emily Ocker & Disappearing Loop Cast-ons

Reading & Understanding a Pattern for Top Down Triangular & Half Hexagon Shawls

Using Lifelines - How lifelines can make your knitting easier.

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

Loopy Edging

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.

De-mystifying Charts

Will I have enough yarn?

 Various Yarn Overs

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

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

Knitted on Edging - Single Join

Russian Grafting

Invisible Provisional Cast On

Estonian Star Stitch - The Lido Shawl

MapletonGarter Stitch Shawl (Simply Knitting issue 205) - Slip first stitch, kfbf, elongated cross stitch

How to work sk2po (slip one, knit two, pass slipped stitch over) across a stitch marker

SSK variations and Left-Leaning Decreases

Why knit shawls & some shawl knitting tips


Brioche Tutorials

Weaving in ends on a brioche project and blocking the Trenor cowl

Clasped Weft Join in a brioche project

How to knit brioche in the round

How to knit brioche

How to fix a dropped brioche stitch


Blocking Videos

How to block a triangular shawl

How to block a crescent shawl

How to block a large crescent shawl

How to block Carnival - an unusual shape shawl

How to block a peaked asymmetrical crescent shawl - Troms

How to block a rectangular shawl - Las Salinas

How to block the Daymer Bay poncho

How to block the Trenance lace sweater

Blocking the Valetta Shawl

Blocking the Vinstra Shawl

Blocking the Luna (WYS Exquisite Lace) Top

Blocking the Cadson sweater

Introducing and Blocking Exmoor

Block the Frogner Stole

Knitting Magazine - Flower Lace Shawl Blocking Video

Blocking the Cloudberry Cowl

Block & Seam the Lavinia poncho


How To Fix Mistakes in Lace Knitting

Knit Surgery

Finishing mistakes in lace knitting - dropped or missed yarn overs

Unpicking stitches and rows of stocking stitch and lace knitting

Fixing Dropped Lace Stitches

Fixing Lace Mistakes

How to fix a dropped stitch in lace knitting


Sock Knitting Tutorials

Grafting Stitches Using Kitchener Stitch

Magic Loop

 Toe Up Short Row Heel Turn - German Short Rows

Inserting and Unpicking Waste Yarn for an afterthought heel

 No waste yarn afterthought heel


Knitting Surgery

Sweater Surgery - Part 1 and Part 2


General Knitting Tutorials

Magic Loop

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

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

Sharing Patterns

Does fear hold you back?

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

Casting on lots of stitches.

Keeping track of shaping

Long Tail Cast On

De-mystifying Charts.

'No stitch' & Varying Stitch Counts.

Four tips for knitting faster.

Weaving In Ends

How to work German Short Rows

How to pick up stitches

Shorten a sleeve

Fixing a wonky stitch/hole in my knitting

How to knit a top down short row sleeve cap

Fix a dropped stitch after I've cast off

How to work an i-cord cast off

 Inserting needle to unravel lots of rows - Cloudberry Cowl

Knit without looking

My Essential Knitting Kit

Tuck Stitch Tutorial - Knitting Magazine 227

Fixing a Yarn Pull

Tuck Stitch Tutorial - Let's Knit Magazine 182

Different Yarn Weight, Different Size? 

Joining in a new yarn

 How to knit the criss cross stitch pattern

Tips for knitting a garment that fits

 Clasped Weft Join

How to seam garter stitch 

Swatching - How & Why

Starburst Cowl - tuck stitch tutorial

Tips for new knitters

How to plan a successful knitting or crochet project

 How to lengthen a sweater you've already knitted

How to substitute yarn in a pattern

Corrugated One Row Button Hole

Steeking Tutorial


Yarn Review & Magazine Patterns & Project Vlogs

John Arbon Viola DK

Zauber Perlen

Norne Merino Silk Yak

 Noro Tsubame 

Holst Garn Tides

John Arbon Viola DK

Blacker Swan DK

Eden Cottage Yarns Keld Aran

Veryan Bay

Knitting Magazine 234 - Orchidean Luxury Yarn

Knitting Magazine 232 & Lottieknits Bird Yarn Review

Knitting Magazine 231 - McIntosh Fabulous

Trenor Moebius Cowl Project Vlog

Knitting Magazine 235 The Colour Dash Sweater

Introducing Enchanted 

Fantasy Brioche Wrap Vlog

Knitting Magazine 232 & Lottieknits Bird Yarn Review

 Knitting Magazine 238 and Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Review

Knitting Magazine 239 

Knitting Magazine 241

Knitting Magazine 242

Introducing Manos Del Uruguay Designs



Crochet Tutorials

Weaving in ends as I go