Pick Up a Dropped Stitch
How to work a simple stretchy bind-off.
Garter Stitch W&T (Short Row Shaping)
How to pick up a dropped stitch with just your needles
Catching Floats in Colorwork
How to catch wrap and turn in garter stitch short row shaping
Halyard Collar Folding
How to catch floats in stranded colorwork knitting
7 Tips to Improve Your Colorwork
Video showing how to button Halyard's collar to lay flat
Judy's Magic Cast-On - Andrea's Modified Version
Here are seven quick tips that will immediately improve the look of your color work.
Seaming Using Mattress Stitch
Judy's Magic Cast-On is a really useful technique for starting projects like toe-up socks.
Mattress Stitch is perfect for joining sweater pieces. It creates a neat, firm seam that adds support to a garment with a professional look.
An I-Cord Bind Off creates a beautiful, clean edge. It takes more yarn and time than a traditional bind off, so plan accordingly.
3 Needle Bind-Off joins two sets of live stitches without seaming. This is really useful for joining sweater shoulders, as it leaves a rm, clean seam.
Placing a Lifeline
This bind-off was developed by Elizabeth Zimmermann as a very stretchy alternative to the traditional bind-off. Its appearance is very similar to a standard long-tail cast-on edge, so it’s useful if you want your edges to match. It’s also great for anything that needs to be able to stretch a lot, like snug sweater neck edges.
A lifeline is useful for several purposes. It can be used to hold onto stitches if you're worried you may have to frog - many people use lifelines regularly when working large lace projects. They allow you to rip back to held stitches instead of being worried you may lose some stitches.
Removing a Provisional Cast-On
A knitted-in hem provides a very clean and neat edging, and can be a perfect way to create an encased elastic waistband.
Crochet Provisional Cast-On
Carefully remove a provisional cast-on in order to expose live stitches from your cast-on edge.
Grafting Using Kitchener Stitch
Use a crochet hook to do a provisional cast-on directly on your knitting needle.
Grafting using Kitchener stitch is a very handy skill. This tutorial shows the technique on a sock toe, but it's useful anywhere you want to join two sets of live stitches without a seam.