I am a beginner, what are my steps?

Welcome to the world of knitting! Learning a new skill could be challenging sometime specially if there is not enough useful resources to rely on them. Many websites, tutorials and even books became useless as it comes to beginners tutorials since they mostly rely on intermediate and experienced lessons. Here I decided to tour you […]

The length of tail in long tail casting on?

  Some people find it is challenging to figure out what would be the length of yarn in long tail casting on to cast on the very first stitch. Despite some traditional ways that give rough estimation for measured tail, which work in some situations but not in others, there is a precise way, for […]

How to make gloves (convertible mitten tutorial)

Hey guys! It’s been a long time since I decided to make this tutorial. By so far it has been my longest tutorial. To make it easy to navigate through each section, I divided the tutorial into five parts. Part 1 covers: how to start the glove and do cuff and the palm loop, part 2 covers: […]

Marking the thumb row

Part 2 After working enough rows to reach to the thumb row, approximately 5.5 inch from cast on edge, you will need to mark 16 stitches for small glove, or (18/20/22) for (M/L/XL), to create the thumb on it later. The instruction for left hand and right hand will be slightly different. Left hand: The working yarn should […]

How to make fingers on gloves

Part 3 The number of stitches allocated for each finger would be the same in gloves. Having said that, you divide the number of stitches you cast on by 4 (number of your fingers except for thumb), and that would be the number of stitches required for each finger. For example, I started my gloves […]

How to make thumb in a glove

Part 4 Here I will be working on how you can add thumb to your mittens, where as we marked a row in part 2 of mittens tutorial. Ripping out scrap yarn: The first step is to rip out the marked area by removing the scrap yarn from glove. Fold the glove facing the marked area to […]

How to make flip cups to your finger-less gloves

Part 5 In this part I will show how you can add flip cups to your gloves. Picking up stitches: In the first step you need to take stitches from glove to make a flip cups. You will pick up stitches from outer side of the glove somewhere between thumb and fingers. In right hand: turn the […]

Shed leaves stitch tutorial – stitch no.36

                Cast on: Multiple of 20+1 stitch and repeat of 16 rows Instruction: Row 1: rep*(K3, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, k5, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, k2)*, k1 Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16: Purl Row 3: rep*(K2, K2tog, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, SSK, […]

Herringbone stitch tutorial – stitch no.35

                Cast on: Cast on any number of stitches, repeat of two rows. Instruction: Row 1: rep*(K2tog from back loop, drop the first stitch off needle, keep the second stitch on needle)*, k1 Row 2: rep*(P2tog drop the first stitch off needle, keep the second stitch on needle)*, […]

Diamond stitch tutorial – stitch no.34

                Cast on: Multiple of 5+2 stitches and repeat of 8 rows. Instruction: Row 1: Sl 1, rep*(P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)*, K1 Row 2, 4, 6, 8: Sl1, rep*(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1 )*, P1 Row 3: Sl1, rep*(P1, KNOT3, P1), K1 Row 5: repeat row 1 Row 7: Sl1, KNOT2, rep*(P1, KNOT4)*, KNOT2,  K1 Note: […]

Honeycomb brioche stitch tutorial – stitch no.33

Honeycomb Brioche stitch is pretty elastic stitch if you choose the right needle for your yarn. It will be prettier if you make it loose. This pattern is complete in four rows and you need to cast on even number of stitches including two stitches for edges. In the first and second row you make the pattern […]

Cross drop stitch tutorial – stitch no.32

              Cast on: Multiple of 6+2 stitches and repeat of 4 rows. Instruction: Row 1: wrap the yarn around needle 3 times (twice for the first and for the last stitch) and knit them Row 2: drop & knit 1, rep*(drop 6 st, swap the first set of 3 with […]

My name is Fariba. Knitting is my passion since I was a little kid.

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