If you're a knitter, pin this! I just used this method for a hat and it works! JL Yarnworks: Tutorial: Jogless Join
How to Knit a Perfect Edge
At the end of your skein? Learn how to Join New Yarn…without becoming unraveled! A fun & quick knitting tutorial!
TECHknitting: Purl decreases: p2tog, p2tbl, ssp
Twisted Yarn Over- a very nice increase stitch
Four techniques to try to improve knitting speed by Stephanie Mason: Continental, Lever, and Flick knitting or just knit more often.
A very good and detailed description of how to knit socks (suitable for beginners). The photos could be better though.
Do your k2tog’s look neater than your ssk's? Depending on how you knit, this neater way to ssk may neaten up your decrease stitches — give it a try!
diamond rib knitting pattern