This video shows how I knit the pillows in 3 different ways. 1. Hand knitting with a bulky yarn, 2. Machine knitting with a worsted weight yarn, and 3. Finger crochet with a super bulky yarn.
An envelope style pillowcase is an easy stash busting project. You can pick any color combination, any size and stitches. Knit with a machine or by hand. A quick and fun project to brighten your room.
A video of how I dye my wool yarn naturally with red yeast rice. No chemical added. Just vinegar and red yeast rice. It turns into a lovely peachy red color.
How to machine knit a half Milano stitch with no rolled edges? See the video inside. The Milano stitch creates 1 x 1 ribbing on the left and right edges, with the middle part plain stockinette stitch.
This is a video tutorial showing several ways of the cast on and binds off on a knitting machine, including every other needle cast on, e-wrap cast on, crochet or latch tool cast on, and weaving cast on. The bind off techniques include knitted bind off, loop through loop bind off, sewn bind off and waste yarn bind off.
Part 3 of the Toe-up sock knitting series. Video tutorial on how to knit an afterthought heel, different shapes of toe and heel, and how to knit a Kitchener stitch from the purl side.
This is the part 2 of the toe-up socks knitting tutorial with a link to our YouTube video. It shows 2 ways of stretchy bind-off: 1. 1 x 1 ribbed bind off (ribbing bind off) and 2. Sewn bind-off.
Here is an easier way to knit socks. It is knitted toe-up, with a Turkish cast on, increase stitches until the right circumference, continue the tube knitting with ribbing at the end. Try it on and find the place for the heels. Cut the yarn and knit an afterthought heels. Done.
A tutorial on how to machine knit an I-cord, or various size of seamless tubes for finger knitting or arm knitting. Use up your yarn stash quickly. Also, resource for big yarn and needles.
Knitting a sweater for your dog is easy and satisfying. It is a quick and practical project your dog will appreciate and love. Here is a video of machine knitting tutorial to create your warm sweater.
Here is a tutorial on how to machine knit a Half Fisherman's Rib scarf, with 1 x 1 ribbing on the both edges. I use worsted weight yarn, Brother KH260 bulky knitting machine and KR260 ribber.
Knitting a reversible cowl with my Singer LK100 mid-gauge machine. Video showing my little boy knits on the machine. Pattern available in 4 sizes from Craftsy.com and search "Picturehealer".
A tutorial (free pattern) for machine knitting a Fisherman's Rib scarf. It is thick, warm, and reversible. Can be done in one hour with a knitting machine with ribber. I use Brother KH260 with KR260 Ribber.
Here are two simple DIY life-hack for knitters. One is a yarn holder to keep the yarn in one place when you knit. The other is a bobbin to keep cotton thread or a small amount of yarn. Useful when you do color knitting too.
Here is a video tutorial of knitting a Tuck stitch with a punch card on a Brother KH260 knitting machine. The pattern is on the purl side and the front side looks like a regular stockinette stitch. Tuck stitch makes a wider fabric that has less curl on the sides.
How to change sponge bars for your knitting machine. They need to be replaced every 2 years or more frequently. You can pick a quick way, or cheap way to get the job done.
This is a simple, 1 stitch, crochet pattern that creates a textured stripe. Use a big yarn for a blanket, or fine yarn for scarf or baby blanket. The pattern is suitable for both male and female.
Learn how to machine knit a simple square shape sweater that is warm and comfortable, and how to calculate from swatch to fit your own size. The principle works for either machine or hand knit.
How to convert a second hand Singer LK100 knitting machine into a portable mini knitting machine. Why is a mid-gauge plastic bed second hand machine your best choice of first knitting machine.
How to machine knit a square from beginning to finish with no roll sides ( ribbing ), and folded hem on top and bottom. Any flatbed knitting machine will work. We can hand manipulate the ribbing so no Ribber required.
Knitting a bandana with cotton yarn is great for spring time. The Octopus is made of a big modified Bubble Stitch with crochted chain stitch legs and knotted eyes. Easy and quick project. Free pdf pattern download.
Turkish cast on is not as popular as figure 8 cast on, Judy's magic cast on or other closed end circular cast on for toe up socks, but I find it very simple and produce a seamless fabric. Check out the video tutorial.
A quick tutorial of learning how to machine knit a Half Fisherman's Rib with a ribber. I use Brother 260 bulky machine, but any brother machine will be very similar. Just as easy to knit as basic 1 x 1 ribbing.
A picture tutorial for knitting a Full Needle Rib on a Brother knitting machine with ribber. Similar to 1 x 1 ribbing, just more needles used instead of every other needles. Full needle ribbing produce a stretchy and tighter fabric.
How to machine knit a basic 1 x 1 ribbing on a Brother knitting machine with a ribber. A step by step picture tutorial for refresher or beginner. From cast on to bind off, you can make a little sample swatch very quickly.
Yarn stash busting projects. New year is a great time to clean out what is outdated in your life. The first one of the de-cluttering series is to tackle yarn stash. Too much accumulation is taking over our space, and dragging down our spirit. Time to re-evaluate, make decisions and letting go. Start fresh!