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Learning how to read your knitting is essential for creating a perfect pickup when attaching a collar, or button-band. When stitches are bound off the previous stitch is looped over the following stitch to prevent unraveling. This actually shifts the dominant hole created by the bind off over between the stitches, which means that if you use the hole created by the bind off for your pick-up the picked up stitches will originate between the main body stitches. This creates an edge that is not as visually smooth as using the middle of the ‘v’ stitches from the bind off...

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How To Read Your Knitting For Perfect Seams Seaming is a basic part of knitting and when done well many seams can totally blend into the knitted piece lending stability and structure to the finished item while remaining almost invisible. To create seams that are perfectly blended into the surrounding knitting it is important to be able to ‘read’ your knitting and use the structure of the loops to inform the placement of your stitches. To create a beautiful stockinette stitch seam you will need to stitch the seaming thread through the bound off stitches so the yarn travels in...

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Short Rows are a method of working partial rows to create extra space in any given area of a knitted garment. They are perfect for adding a wedge of fabric to the front of a garment so that the front edge of the cardigan or pullover does not ride up on the bust or belly. For this tutorial, we will be adding length using short rows to each cardigan front. Short Rows are triangular shaped wedges of stitches that are placed with the small point located close to the side seam and the wide end over the bust. From the...

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Short rows are a method of working only part of a row of knitting (whether it is in the round or flat) to create an extra area of knitted fabric in one spot. They can be used for many shaping requirements, such as to turn the heel of a sock, to add extra shaping to a sweater to better fit a curvy body, or to create shaping in a shawl, just to name a few. These rows are exactly what they claim to be. Short rows are shorter than a regular row in the knitted piece, but when turning mid-row...

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Let's Talk Charts! Charts are an excellent way to communicate patterns in knitting and help a designer distill pages of densely written text into one picture. With a few simple rules, charts are easy to understand, give visual clues as to what your finished piece will look like, and can be understood across language barriers.   A chart for knitting is typically set into a grid pattern comprised of squares that are populated by symbols. Each of these symbols indicates what type of treatment to give each stitch. The chart is worked in horizontal lines with each line representing a...

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