Knit & Crochet Instruction

This board is filled with information on how to knit, purl, and crochet, including how to cast on and bind off. Many posts deal with common knit errors and…
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a crocheted basket with the words how to knit an applied i - cord
How to Knit an Applied I-Cord
An Applied I-Cord is a nice way to finish any knitted piece. In this post, I will be showing how to knit an applied i-cord to finish a washcloth or dishcloth. We will cover going around corners with i-cords and grafting the ends of i-cords for a seamless finish. These techniques are also applicable to any blanket or throw. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-knit-an-applied-i-cord/
the crochet thermal stitch pot holder is on top of a black skillet
Free Pattern for Crochet Thermal Stitch Potholder
No special crochet skills are needed for this Thermal Stitch Crochet Potholder pattern. It is truly just simple single crochet.The only ‘wrinkle’ is where you place your crochet hook to produce this double-thick fabric. But not to worry, I have step-by-step instructions, pictures AND a video for you! Make sure to nab the free printable pattern. https://nourishandnestle.com/crochet-potholder-pattern-using-the-thermal-stitch/
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How to Bind Off
Binding off is the process of safely getting your knit project off of your needles. I use ‘safely’ because the last thing we want is for our beautiful knit project to start unraveling. This cast-off method produces an edge that is slightly elastic and very secure. This post also addresses weaving in loose ends. https://nourishandnestle.com/bind-off-your-knitting-illustrated-instructions/
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Magic Loop Knit Tutorial
Say goodbye to juggling multiple double-pointed needles! Our step-by-step guide to the Magic Loop method will make knitting in the round a breeze. Perfect for socks, mittens, and more. Curious? Written instructions with images, as well as a video will walk you through the entire process. Click through to learn more and get your knitting journey on a roll! https://nourishandnestle.com/magic-loop-knit-tutorial/
a blue knitted cloth with the words how to knit the purl stitch
How to Knit the Purl Stitch
If you would like to learn to knit, this series will teach you. With the basic cast on, knit, purl and cast off you can tackle many knit projects. At the end of this series, use your newly found skills to knit a simple washcloth. This post specifically teaches how to knit the purl stitch. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-knit-a-purl-stitch/
how to block your knitting pattern on a piece of fabric with the words, how to block your knitting written across it
How to Block Your Knitting
Once you’ve finished knitting your blanket, scarf, throw, washcloth, sweater, or other knit project, you need and want to block it. After all the work you’ve put into it, you want it to look its best. Blocking your knitting does make a big difference in how your finished project looks, making it more finished & professional-looking. And Blocking is very simple, this post gives instructions for wet, steam and spray blocking. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-block-knitting-projects/
a blue knitted cloth with the words how to knit the purl stitch
How to Knit the Purl Stitch
If you would like to learn to knit, this series will teach you. With the basic cast on, knit, purl and cast off you can tackle many knit projects. At the end of this series, use your newly found skills to knit a simple washcloth. This post specifically teaches how to knit the purl stitch. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-knit-a-purl-stitch/
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In Which Direction Should You Be Knitting?
It is a common conundrum. You put your knitting down and when you pick it up, you aren’t sure which direction you should be knitting or if you should be knitting or purling! This post will help you figure out which direction to be knitting and whether you should be knitting or purling. https://nourishandnestle.com/which-direction-you-should-be-knitting/
someone is knitting a white piece of yarn with the words how to bind off on it
How to Bind Off Your Knit Work
Binding off is the process of safely getting your knit project off of your needles. I use ‘safely’ because the last thing we want is for our beautiful knit project to start unraveling. This cast-off method produces an edge that is slightly elastic and very secure. This post also addresses weaving in loose ends. https://nourishandnestle.com/bind-off-your-knitting-illustrated-instructions/
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How to Knit the Seed Stitch
The seed stitch creates a lovely reversible fabric that doesn’t ruffle. I also like the texture that the little bumps of seed stitch add. If you can knit and purl, you can knit the seed stitch pattern. https://nourishandnestle.com/seed-stitch-knitting-pattern-for-beginners/
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How to Knit the Knit Stitch
If you would like to learn to knit, this series will teach you. With the basic cast on, knit, purl and cast off you can tackle many knit projects. At the end of this series, use your newly found skills to knit a simple washcloth. This post specifically address how to knit. https://nourishandnestle.com/knit-stitch/
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How to Knit in the Round With Double-Pointed Needles
If you want to knit socks, mittens, baby hats, and other small-circumference knitting patterns, you will want to know how to knit in the round with double pointed needles. This post contains information about double pointed knitting needles and how to knit in the round with them. I also show an easy way to join your stitches without a gap. https://nourishandnestle.com/knit-in-the-round-with-double-pointed-needles/
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How to Make Yarn Substitutions
Your yarn choice can make or break your knit or crochet project. Tips and suggestions for successfully substituting yarn. Suggestions and examples. https://nourishandnestle.com/yarn-substitutions/
the free knit blanket pattern is easy to make
Free Pattern for Diagonal Basketweave Stitch Blanket
I LOVE this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.
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How to Prevent Tension Problems when Knitting
Tips to diagnose and prevent issues with tension in knitting. Unfortunately, you can’t go back after and correct tension issues, making it all the more important to prevent them from the get go! https://nourishandnestle.com/tension-in-knitting-too-loose-tight-or-inconsistent/