Tutorial: Single Knitting Decreases

Tutorial: Single Knitting Decreases

Learning how to decrease stitches in your knitting is an invaluable tool to add to your arsenal—once you master the basic decrease stitches, your knitting can move beyond basic rectangles. Single knitting decreases will reduce your total stitches by one each time they are worked. We will learn how to do four different decreases in this tutorial: SSK (slip, slip, knit), a left-leaning knit decrease, k2tog (knit two together), a right-leaning knit decrease, SSP (slip, slip, purl) a left-leaning purl decrease, and p2tog (purl two together). We recommend practicing this technique on a stockinette swatch to get the feel for how each type of decrease is worked.

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Tutorial: Crochet seam

Tutorial: Crochet seam

The crochet seam is one of the easiest seaming methods to learn, if you’ve never joined two flat pieces of fabric together. The join created by a crochet seam is stable and less flexible than other methods, such as the mattress stitch, which makes it great for any project that requires structure, such as blankets or slippers. We recommend skipping this method if you are looking to seam a garment.  

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Tutorial: Stockinette and Garter Stitch

Tutorial: Stockinette and Garter Stitch

Garter stitch and stockinette are the foundational building blocks of almost all stitch patterns in knitting. Everything you can learn about knitting will build on these skills—once you have these stitches down pat in your muscle memory, the world of knitting becomes so much more accessible, and fun.

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Tutorial: Whip stitch

Tutorial: Whip stitch

The whip stitch is a useful seam to know. Although it does not create as strong of a seam as the mattress stitch, the whip stitch is an excellent ...

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Tutorial: Seaming

Tutorial: Seaming

Seaming pieces of knitting using the mattress stitch is an incredibly useful technique. Seams add stability and structure to knit garments, prevent...

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