Knitting Styles
There’s nothing like the twisting, turning braids of cables to make you fall in love with knitting all over again! They add so much texture and interest to your design, and they’re a ton of fun to knit without being all that hard to learn. Pick a project below, then have a total blast knitting it up.
Bluprint
"Hi, my name is Jane and I'm a knitting-holic." Is this you? You're not alone. Knitting is incredibly addictive, in the best possible way. The only problem is, there just aren't enough hours in the day to power through all the knitting projects we all want to do.
Bluprint
Hurray for personal style! Everyone's got it, whether they realize it or not — and that means knitters too. I'm not just talking about the way you hold your needles. Think about which of your hands holds the yarn, the tension you use, the kind of yarn you like. Do your friends all knit the same way? I didn't think so.
Ashley Little
Continental knitting: Sounds worldly, doesn't it? Let me first start with an admission: My own knitting adventure has been rocky at best. And it wasn't until I explored knitting videos and tutorials that I realized something really important — there's more than one way to knit! I learned to crochet before I learned to knit, and for the longest time I had been trying to knit with the yarn in my right hand. It felt completely backwards to me, because it was. I was trying to English knit, and my crochet hands weren't having it. That's when I discovered continental knitting.
Lisa Gutierrez
Once I started knitting socks using magic loop, there was no stopping me! I started using magic loop for practically everything in the round, including mittens.
Ashley Little
The beauty of using magic loop for hats is that one needle does the job of both a 16" needle and a set of double-pointed needles. That means one less set of needles to fiddle with!
Ashley Little
Have you tried Portuguese-style knitting yet? It seems like this style of knitting is becoming more and more popular. I just spotted a couple of Portuguese-style knitters in my knitting group, and it seems like I'm starting to notice lots of knitters convert to this style.
Ashley Little
If you haven't tried Portuguese knitting yet, you're in for a real eye-opening experience, especially when it comes to colorwork.
Ashley Little
Have you ever seen other knitters who string their yarn through a pin on their shirt or around their neck? It may look strange at first, but this technique is part of a specific knitting style called Portuguese knitting.
Ashley Little
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