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  • purple stitch swatch with a standard bind off
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    While there are plenty of ways to bind off your stitches, this version will get the job done in almost every situation. Just keep it loose, and you'll be golden.
  • slipping right knitting needle underneath two stitches on left needle
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    The slip, slip, knit (SSK) is a left-leaning decrease, which means it combines two stitches into one. When you look at the finished stitch, you'll notice it slants slightly to the left.
  • two pieces of knit squares joined together with mattress stitch
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    Mattress stitch is our go-to for vertical seams — it's invisible, and works kind of like a magic zipper. Just thread your needle through each edge, then tighten up your thread and watch that seam disappear.
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  • knit two together stitch left needle to right needle
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    The knit two together (k2tog) is a right-leaning decrease, which means it combines two stitches into one. When you look at the finished stitch, you'll notice it slants slightly to the right.
  • hands knitting english style with purple yarn
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    Knitting is made up of two (yes, just two!) basic stitches — knit and purl. The knit stitch is the first one most people learn. It creates a smooth 'V' on the right side of your fabric, and a little bump on the wrong side. Combined with the purl stitch, there's nothing you can't do.
  • knitting front and back to create two stitches in purple yarn
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    The knit front and back (KFB) stitch is an increase, which means you're taking one stitch and turning it into two. There are many ways to increase stitches, but the KFB is a solid, go-to method.
  • hands casting on purple yarn to knitting needle using backward loop method
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    This cast-on is arguably the easiest way to get stitches on your needles. It's not super sturdy, and it can be hard to keep an even tension, so it's not ideal for casting on lots of stitches. It does work well when you need to cast on stitches in the middle of row, though!
  • a slipknot made with purple yarn
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    For a lot of projects, the handy slip knot is your first stitch. You'll probably memorize it pretty fast, but if you need a quick refresh, we're always here for you.
  • detail shot of hands knitting german short rows with purple yarn
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    Short rows are a great way to add a little shaping to a project. By turning back and forth within a row, you can create wedges and triangles within your work.
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  • finished purl stitch continental style in purple yarn
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    Knitting is made up of two (yes, just two!) basic stitches — knit and purl. The purl stitch is sort of like a backwards knit. You create a bump on the right side of your fabric, and 'V' on the wrong side. Pair it up with the knit stitch, and the possibilities are endless.
  • knitting needle with cast on row in purple yarn
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    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.
  • knit red baby sock on white knit background
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    We've all been there: you have a baby shower to attend, and need to whip up a handmade gift, stat. Never fear — these adorable baby socks are quick, cute, and the parents-to-be will love them. The best part? They don't take much yarn. In fact, you probably have enough sock yarn leftover from the last pair you knit yourself!
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  • Super soft and incredibly chic, the Comfort in Lines Shawl is the best of all worlds. Combining color and texture changes with contemporary line work, this cozy accessory is comforting from first knit to first wear.
  • Counterbalance comes easy with these adorable cable-knit mittens that can be worn every which way! Knit from the bottom up in the round with a single stacked cable running along the inner wrist up to the base of the thumb. Since the mittens are mirror images and the detailing is fluid, you can wear them left, right, front, or back—whatever suits your personal style!
  • Everyone talks about sweater weather—but what about slipper weather? These multicolor, mukluk-style Alpine Adventure slippers are knit seamlessly in the round (no sewing or finishing required!). The high tops feature spruce trees, while the body uses a Stockinette stitch, and the knit-and-slip pattern automatically creates the colorwork without the fuss of Fair Isle knitting.
  • This super-cropped cardi is sass in sweater form! Knitted in Reverse Stockinette, the sleek silhouette has ribbed cable columns to frame the neck, with accent drop shoulders and three-quarter length sleeves. And even with all of that detailing, the cropped length makes this a quick knit.
  • Release the confetti and get party-ready with these colorful socks that are cute as can be. Not only are they bright and cheerful, they also have a little lace rib which adds an extra dose of fun to the playful colorway. Even better? They’re easy to knit!
  • Get ready for ski season with this oh-snow-adorable crew neck sweater. Worked from the top down with raglan-style sleeves, the design features a lower-third snowflake pattern that adds an impressive pop of color above the hem.
  • Flip cable patterns on their head with this unexpected design! Combining luxurious alpaca yarn and simple four-piece construction, this sweater pairs a modern geometric feel with the shaping of a classic pullover. With a boat neck and split hem, the sweater works up flat for easy seaming. Even better: it’s easily customized to any length!
  • With a honeycomb motif, the Iva sweater is as sweet as can be! The easy design features a simple cable pattern and a boat neck: First, the cable pattern yoke is worked horizontally; then, you work body and sleeves in rounds directly from the live stitches of the yoke. The end result is a comfy-cozy cabled creation with head-to-toe texture!
  • A tisket, a tasket, a basketweave basket? This tongue-in-cheek knit kit is fun, easy, and adorably meta: you’ll walk away with two baskets in—yes—a basketweave stitch.
  • If you’ve been on a perpetual quest to find the perfect beanie, look no further: The Rows of Purls beanie is textured and loose, with purls, bumps, and twists that will enliven your knitting! The design features a universally flattering slouch while a twisted rib brim helps it stay in place securely. Best for basic-advanced knitters who are familiar with working in the round.
  • An effortless summer wrap is one of those accessories that everyone should have in their closet—and now, you can knit one up to your ideal specifications! The Roving Summer Wrap kit starts at the back of the neck, and then works seamlessly from the top-down, so you can choose your perfect length and overall look.
  • Is there anything more fun than an accessory with options? The Twigly scarf is not only reversible, but it also has tips that can be slipped through cable crossings to fasten as you like! With an easy, garter-stitch beginning, eyelet accents, and intuitive cables, this sport-weight scarf will be your go-to all winter long!
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  • Blue bucket-style knitting bag holding yarn and needles
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    Most knitters will tell you that having a good project bag is essential — you can store all the necessary needles, notions and, you know, the actual knitting, so that when you're ready to stitch everything is ready and waiting. Plus, if you have multiple WIPs (works in progress), keeping each one in its own bag is the key to staying organized. And while you could buy a project bag (and there are tons of cute ones out there), we're all makers here — so why not stitch up a few of your own?
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  • knit red baby sock on white knit background
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    We've all been there: you have a baby shower to attend, and need to whip up a handmade gift, stat. Never fear — these adorable baby socks are quick, cute, and the parents-to-be will love them. The best part? They don't take much yarn. In fact, you probably have enough sock yarn leftover from the last pair you knit yourself!
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  • Overhead shot of a long gray ribbed scarf, with a hank of gray yarn and a pair of wooden knitting needles with red ends nearby.
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    Two color-brioche knitting gets a lot of love, but one-color brioche can be just as satisfying. Take this brioche ribbed scarf — pure, squishy, scarf heaven. If you've never tried brioche knitting before, this is a great way to get a feel for it.
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  • gray knit cowl with yellow edge
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    Two-color brioche often grabs the spotlight, but we're big fans of the one-color versions, too. This solid cowl is super simple, and will teach you how to knit brioche in the round (it's pretty similar to one-color brioche knit flat).
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  • close up of wound balls of blue cotton yarn with yellow tulip out of focus in background
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    Let’s be clear: knitting is a year-round sport, and we're in favor of always having a little something to stitch on no matter what the weather. But if that cabled wool sweater you were so gung-ho about when the snow was falling is suddenly making you sweat, these are the alternatives that'll keep you busy — and cool.
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    Reminiscent of the peaks of the Sierra Mountains, this gorgeous shawl shifts colors and lace patterns as you move from section to section. It may look like a lot of lace, but the patterns repeat and build on each other, so you start simple and gradually get more complex.
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  • green handknit cardigan laid flat on a chalkboard background with three skeins of green yarn nearby
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    Our favorite kind of sweater is the kind you never want to take off. That's why the Tealeaf is a must make — the shape is easy to wear, but the details make it special. Think lace, pockets, shoulder saddles, and more.
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  • Tealeaf Sweater Knit-Along with Bristol Ivy
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    You probably know there's more than one way to knit a sweater: You can knit the pieces flat then seam it together, you can knit in the round, you can work center-out or go sleeve to sleeve...and the list goes on!
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  • Brioche lace shawl on form
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    The hype around brioche knitting is legit: it's totally gorgeous and deliciously squishy. Plus, knowing how to brioche gives you serious knitter cred.
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  • Woman sitting in bed knitting
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    It’s Friday night. You have the whole weekend ahead of you for uninterrupted fun. And by fun, we obviously mean knitting. So kick back, fire up your favorite binge-worthy show (may we suggest the Grocery Girls on Off Our Needles?), and knock out one of these knits to wear to work on Monday.
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    Do you love colorwork but find yourself getting tired of the same traditional motifs? Let Kyle Kunnecke teach you how to create your own graphic designs and use them in a custom cowl pattern! Plus, knit a one-of-a-kind custom cowl you designed from start to finish!
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  • Woman with short brown hair smiling and looking away from camera. She's wearing a magenta and lavender knit headband and an orange sweater.
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    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.
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  • With over 26k subscribers on YouTube, Kristy is a fun, quirky voice in the knitting community.
  • As a knitwear designer, Bristol is all about exploring the “what if” moments of each technique.
  • When she isn’t teaching, Susan is the Creative Director, co-founder and owner of Barret Wool Co.
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  • Bluprint Box Knitting
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    We get it: Nobody really wants to make a gauge swatch. You want to jump right into the fun stuff! And while we’re all for spontaneity, sometimes it’s best to proceed with caution. If you don’t check your gauge you might end up with sweaters that are too large, bags that are too tiny, and gloves that pinch and squeeze. (Just don’t ask how we know.)
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    The bigger the needle, the better, right? Not so fast! Every needle size (and type) has its purpose. And not only that, once you narrow down the size, there's the material and type to consider, too. With so many choices, it can be really hard to decode which needles to use for each project. Consider this your cheat sheet!
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