Knitting Hints & Techniques  
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Here are some hints, techniques, and shortcuts I've picked up along the way. Contributions welcome.



ADDING NEW YARN - Many knitters never knot, they just work a new strand into the work. If you are a knotter, however, use a square knot--it lies flat and the ends can be worked in both directions to make a smoother transition.

CAST-ON - When starting a project, after the cast-on, work the tail into your first row to eliminate the need for messing around with it later.

LEFTHANDED KNITTING - When learning from a righthanded knitter or a video, set up a mirror so you can watch in the mirror. It will look lefthanded.

MULTIPLE BALLS OF YARN - When working with more than one ball of yarn on a project, it's easy to get them tangled up. Use little hair clips to keep them from unwinding while not in use. Juse grab a few strands, including the end you're pulling from, to keep the ball under control.

Use hair clips to control yarn.


Easy, continuous loop fringe to crochet, using only chain stitch and slip stitch. Instuctions.

Knitting Background Image

Here's how to make seamless background images for your web pages.


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