Ever wonder how knitters take two pieces of knitting and seamlessly combine them into one continuous section? It’s not magic! It’s called the Kitchener stitch.
Buttons can add a functional and decorative finish to your knitting projects, so knit them wisely! Most knitting patterns will tell you how to knit your buttonholes and button bands, but if you’re designing your own or adding buttons to an existing pattern, you might need some extra help.
Most of us learn about cleaning and caring for our knitted garments the hard way, like washing a wool sweater in hot water only to find that it felted into a baby-sized sweater or washing a hat in detergent that made you break out into a rash. Many of us have learned a thing or two about knitted garment care through experience.
When you knit a shawl, you might notice that while you're stitching it and even when you bind off, the shawl looks all scrunched up. Triangle shawls look more like big blobs than like a triangle, and you can't quite make out those gorgeous yarn overs that you stitched.
Have you ever finished a crochet project, only to hold it up and find that it's not the shape it's supposed to be? That's when wet blocking crochet comes in handy.