Flags Tradewind Knitwear Designs by Lucy Neatby

Techniques and Hints

There have been many times since I began knitting, when I experienced what I term an "Aha moment": Aha - so that is how it's done! Here are a few of the things that I find most useful, as well as some of the FAQ's from knitting classes.
For visual learners: we now have a technique DVD collection.

Sock Toe Chimneys
Neat toe corners and easy grafting!

Excuse Me, But What is a "Steek"?
What Steeks are and when to use them.

Siamese Sleeves - Thoughts for Steek Connoiseurs
If you enjoy steeks, consider casting on for both sleeves at once.

Mattress Stitch
Basic directions for invisibly joining side seams.

Refinements to Mattress Stitch
Little details that make all the difference.

Circular Needles
Hints and tips and why to buy them.

Waste Yarn
Tips for mastering grafting/kitchener st with no loose sts.

Intarsia Hints
Practical help to keep you on course.

Low Tech Knitting Aids!
A light-hearted look at non-traditional knitting equipment.

Tubular Bind Off
How to visualise what is going on!

A plea to convert you to cold water blocking!

Tension Swatches &Labels
How to get the best from your swatches.

Centre Pull Balls
Be kind to your yarn ...and why.

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