When it's time to get some stitches on your needles, make sure you have the long tail cast-on on speed dial. This versatile cast-on works great for lots of projects, and has a clean, smooth edge — you're essentially casting on AND knitting the first row as you go! If you only learn one cast-on, make it this one.
When you need a cast-on that make you look like a pro AND gives you tons of stretch (think sleeve cuffs and top-down socks), it's time to get tubular.
Once you find your favorite knitting cast-on, you may find yourself using it for just about everything (helllllllo long-tail cast-on). But it's a good idea to have other cast-ons in your repertoire, because you never know when you'll need to whip them out.
Let's face it: Ripping out stitches can be scary! That's why knitting a provisional cast-on can be a bit scary, too.
You already know that knitting in the round is a total game-changer when you're stitching up all those fall sweaters. But when you're making something smaller (socks, sleeves, mittens, etc), you're gonna need to work some magic. For real, though! Consider the magic loop method your new best friend.
Do you suffer from second sock syndrome (when you knit one sock and never quite get around to finishing the second one)? You’re not alone. Join expert Kate Atherley and discover a more efficient way to knit socks so that when you’re done, you have two instead of one! Whether you prefer top-down or toe-up, you’ll learn how to knit two socks at the same time and modify any pattern for this time-saving method.
Knitting is calming, creative, and easy! It's even more enjoyable when you stitch along with your kids. In this kids' beginner class, Kristy Glass and her daughter, Olive, show you how to start knitting and make your first project, a magic "pouch of possibilities." From casting on to binding off, they'll guide you step by step — and have a few laughs along the way.
You finally finished knitting those cozy socks, only to find out the cuff is so snug it might be cutting off your circulation. The curse of the too-tight cast-on strikes again. (Ugh!) This easy-to-make knitting mistake is particularly problematic for garments like socks, as well as sweater cuffs, headbands, hats, and more.