Finishing Knits
There's a lot more to finishing a crochet project than fastening off. To get a professionally finished piece, you need to put just as much care and attention into finishing as you do the actual stitching. Here are some must-know tips for producing the best crochet possible.
Andrea Sanchez
After you've completed your pattern, there's one thing you've got to do: seam your crochet. It's an essential step for most crochet projects, but can be a little intimidating whether you're seaming a complex cardigan or joining simple granny squares. Take a deep breath — with these tips, seaming can be way more stress-free.
Andrea Sanchez
While it may be tempting to skip, a good blocking is the key to taking your crochet projects from a homemade vibe to a polished and professional one. It's worth the extra effort — and this tutorial makes it totally achievable.
Andrea Sanchez
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.
Beginner
Hooray! You finished that sweater. But don't throw it on just yet ... block it first to help it retain its shape as you wear it. (You don't want to end up with droopy sleeves or curled up hems later on!)
Ashley Little
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.
Ashley Little
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.
Ashley Little
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.
Ashley Little
Create knits that look incredibly professional! Learn the best ways to troubleshoot missed stitches, fix holes and gaps, make savvy yarn substitutions and more.
Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson
Expand your project possibilities with more than 25 cast-ons and bind-offs! Learn beautiful variations for standard, stretchy and decorative effects.
Vicki Square
Vicki Square
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