Tutorials

Learn how to cast on your next knitting project

How To Cast On

Most of our knit projects on the blog begin with the Long Tail Cast On also known as the Double Cast On. It’s one of the most versatile, popular, and most recognizable cast ons. It provides a firm edge with just enough elasticity for a variety of projects and is excellent for beginners.

Crochet Pattern Step by Step

How to Read a Crochet Pattern Step by Step | Part 2

This tutorial is written for the crocheter who knows how to crochet basic stitches and would like to explore patterns designed by Mary Maxim.  This tutorial does not show how to crochet each stitch from the beginning to end, but does show you one repeat of the stitches written in pattern and relies on you, the crocheter, to continue following the instructions in the pattern with some guidance to complete the project. 

Provisional Cast On

How to Make a Provisional Cast-On

The Provisional Cast-On is a method where you are casting on using a scrap or waste piece of yarn, with the intent on pulling it out later and revealing live stitches that can be picked up and worked in the opposite direction.

Repeating Patterns

Repeating Patterns – Knit and Crochet

One of the most common errors that occur when reading repeating patterns is interpreting repeats. We use symbols, brackets, and parentheses as a way to simplify and shorten a pattern, and so it can be quickly referenced when working a row or round.