Carolyn Ross

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The Right Way to Swatch in the Round

If you're knitting the the round, you should swatch in the round, too. Here's a handy shortcut to whip up a speed swatch in a flash.


5 ways to carry yarn up the side of the work

<i>When I started to research this topic, I never expected to find so many different ways to tame those multiple strands of yarn. And I am happy I did</i> …


Start Portuguese-Style Projects Right With This Special Cast-On

This sister cast-on to traditional a long tail creates a convenient purlwise cast-on that sets you up to start working purl rows in the round.


How to Confidently Read Brioche Charts

Brioche charts have a language and rules of their own! Here's what you need to know before you dive into a brioche project.


More on the Back Join.

This morning there is the most glorious sunshine outside - it is blowing a gale, but the sun is shining and it feels as though spring is not far away.<p>…

The Stair Step Trick - how to get smooth edges around sleeve heads and along shoulder seams

You know what I mean by stair steps. You'll see them on shoulder shaping, and on sleeve caps - anywhere you cast off a number of stitches on …

Casting on additional stitches at the end of a row or over a gap by the loop cast-on method: a trick for beautiful fabric

Today's installment of TECHknitting shows a trick for casting on (adding) stitches at the end of a row, such as where instructions state to "add X …

Take Edges From “Meh” to Marvelous With an I-Cord Cast-On

Create a cast-on that's just as neat and clean as your bind-off with this tutorial for an I-cord cast-on that results in a neat rolled edge.


4 Tips for Choosing Yarn for Squishy, Satisfying Brioche Knitting

The key to achieving that squishy brioche texture? The perfect yarn.


Learn the Crochet Cast-On for Quick, Neat Edges

If you want a cast-on that's quick and matches your bind-off edge, try this simple crochet method.


How to Make Sense of Your Two-Color Brioche Knitting

Brioche can be confusing at first, but if you keep some of these tips and tricks in mind, you'll never lose your place in the pattern!


4 Essential Ways to Bind Off Your Knitting

Conquer four different bind-offs (and learn when to use each one) with these detailed photo tutorials from knitting expert Terry Matz.


Make Seamless Shawl Edges with the Garter Tab Cast-On

Up your shawl game with the garter tab cast-on and create smooth streamlined edges! It's great for triangle shawls that begin at the center neck.


A Fascinating Cast-On for Seamless Toe-Up Socks (& More!)

Tired of seaming or ripping out provisional stitches? Use this Turkish cast on for anything from toe-up socks to mitten tips!


Arm knit blanket in seed stitch

Arm knit blanket<p>Make this beautiful textured blanket in just about 3 hours. The video will guide you through every step of knitting the blanket - …

Stitch Fancy Faux Cables With Must-Know Brioche Increases & Decreases

Brioche increases and decreases may seem scary (brkyobrk, brk3tog, sssbrk — sounds like a different language!). But these stitches will look familiar.



Anna Zilboorg’s Perfect Buttonholes<p><i>I learned to work these pure-genius buttonholes from Anna Zilboorg at Sock Summit 2011 and couldn’t be satisfied</i> …


Knit a Quick Swatch to Learn Two-Color Brioche

Scared of two-color brioche? Don't be. Some knitters say it's even easier than one-color brioche! Find out why in this brioche rib tutorial.


Stash Secrets: How Many Yards Are Left in That Skein of Yarn?

Not sure if you have enough yarn left in that partial skein to make another project? Instead of playing yarn chicken, you can find out with just a …


Knitting Hack: the provisional cast on

Sometimes when you start a project you haven’t made all of the decisions, but really want to get moving anyway. This happens to me quite often, …


Wanna Knit Faster? Try the Portuguese-Style Knit & Purl

Take a close look at Portuguese-style knitting for a style that's quick and quite different from the usual Continental and English styles.


tutorial: making a magic ball

If you’re a bit like me, you’ll have loads of odds and ends of the various projects. They are of course quite ornamental when displayed in nice glass …


tutorial: a two-color cast-on

Perhaps you have seen them, those beautiful patterns by Nancy Marchant or Stephen West. Both designers often use two-color knitting in the brioche …


How to Soften Wool Yarn

Knitting Gauge Ruler - Cut Out Template

I don't like swatching and I don't like to count gauge. This is especially clear in early patterns ... where I rarely even listed gauge or the size …

7 Ways to Wear a Triangle Knit Shawl

So many of us love stitching triangle shawls but struggle with how to wear them. Here's a little fashion inspiration for those hand-knit shawls!


Knitting Tip: How to Prevent a Twisted Cast On

Knitting Tip: How to Bind Off Knitting In the Round

Hate Purling? With This Technique, You Don’t Have To!

What if we told you that you never had to purl again for stockinette stitch?


Always Get a Perfect Fit With This Sweater-Fitting Solution

Stop knitting sweaters that don't fit! Instead, try this minimal-math solution.