Knitting tutorials

Below is my ever-expanding catalog of knitting tutorials. The techniques are relevant across a variety of designs and applications.
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How do you knit a gauge swatch?
Knitting a gauge swatch: a tricky subject in the knitting world. Often overlooked, but indispensable. I’ll show you how to knit a gauge swatch and why it’s the first step to knitting success.
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How to pick up stitches from the wrong side
Have you ever wondered how you pick up stitches from the wrong side? In this tutorial, I’ll show you what this technique is good for and give you tips and tricks.
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How to pick up stitches from the wrong side
Discover the secrets to picking up stitches from the wrong side, along with useful tips and tricks to enhance your knitting projects! Say goodbye to messy edges and hello to professional finishes.
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Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off: how to bind off very stretchy – DONNAROSSA
Are you looking for a VERY elastic bind-off? Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind-off works for all patterns. It’s all a question of how to do the yarnover.
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How to make tassels in 5 steps – DONNAROSSA
Tassels were all over my grandmother’s apartment. Today you can see them everywhere again. Whether key fobs, on cushions, on lamps or jewellery. Tassels are perfect for yarn recycling and enhance any knitted shawl. I will show you how to do this in this short tutorial.
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How to knit the invisible ribbed bind-off – DONNAROSSA
The invisible ribbed bind-off is my newest favourite method to bind off the stitches. This method is invisible and very elastic. This is particularly suitable for cuffs or socks knitted toe-up.
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How to knit Judy's magic cast-on – DONNAROSSA
You can’t get around Judy’s magic cast-on when knitting socks from the toe-up. But this wonderful, invisible cast-on technique has much more to offer.
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Invisible circular cast-on: how to knit from the centre out – DONNAROSSA
The invisible circular cast-on is a great way to begin projects worked from the centre out, like shawls, blankets and hats knitted top-down. Beginning with only a few stitches, it leaves no hole as you knit from the centre out.
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How to knit the provisional cast-on – DONNAROSSA
When do you need the provisional cast-on? And how do you knit the provisional or chained cast-on? I show you the advantages and tips on how to work this cast-on.
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How to work the cable cast-on – DONNAROSSA
The cable cast-on is useful if you want to cast on several stitches at the beginning or end of a row. I’ll show you how to work this cast-on.
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How to wet block your knits – DONNAROSSA
Wet blocking your knits is an essential step if you like to have a more professional look of your finished piece. I talk about when is it necessary, tips for different fibres and how to block.
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How to knit the Tubular Bind-off – DONNAROSSA
Are you looking for the matching bind-off for tubular cast-on? You started your sweater with the tubular cast-on and now you want to finish the cuffs so that the edge looks exactly the same as the cast-on? The tubular bind-off is the solution. I’ll show you how to do that.
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Mattress stitch: How to sew two knitted pieces together – DONNAROSSA
Do you want to sew two knitted pieces together as invisibly as possible? The mattress stitch joins two pieces invisibly, simply and beautifully.
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Kitchener stitch - the invisible seam – DONNAROSSA
The Kitchener stitch invisibly joins two pieces of knitting and is perfect for toes and shoulder seams. But the Kitchener stitch is also used for mending.
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Chain bind-off - the easy way to bind off stitches – DONNAROSSA
To finish off a knitted piece, the stitches are bound off. The easiest way to do this is by chain bind-off.