Spoiler alert: cables aren't complicated. You're knitting the same way you always do, you just switch up the order of your stitches a little bit. Easy peasy. This chunky headband pattern is a perfect first foray into cables: it's quick, easy to memorize, and CUTE.
Positive ease: Sounds like a meditation app, but it's more like a top contender for Best Knitting Term Ever. If you knit, you'll need a solid grasp of positive ease if you want to nail the right fit for your garments. Once you knit up a piece, there's usually no going back (unless you rip it out, of course) so it definitely pays to know all about how fit works before you even get started.
What the heck is Aran weight yarn? If you knit or crochet, you've probably asked yourself this question. Maybe you've typed it into a search engine; maybe you've asked British friends who knit (yep, they know). Maybe you've just let the Aran mystery live on, assuming you'll solve it someday.
So many amazing things to knit! So little time!
You're super excited about trying a new knitting pattern, but then you scan the instructions and see "pick up stitches" or "pick up and knit" and think: Okayyy, maybe not.
In traditional stranded knitting such as Fair Isle, the yarn not being used "floats" at the back of your fabric. What is the benefit to locking these floats? How does the finished fabric differ from traditional stranded knitting? Learn all about this nifty technique here.