Kitchener Garter Stitch: Instructions for joining with the  sewn grafting method to produce an invisible seam in garter stitch

Instructions for joining with the Kitchener Garter Stitch sewn grafting method to produce an invisible seam in garter stitch.

Using the Pull-Over Bind Off for joining is an easy alternative method to grafting. Just like grafting, the pull-over bind off can be used to join the live stitches of 2 pieces of knitting. The resulting seam is nearly invisible and so much less fuss (and fear) than grafting.

The Pull-Over Bind Off is an easy alternative to grafting. Like grafting, the pull-over bind off can be used to join live stitches of 2 pieces of knitting.

Step-by-step photo tutorial for the LEFT SLANTING TRIPLE DECREASE used in Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket, Elegantly Simple Bookmark and Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl

Step-by-step photo tutorial. The left-slanting triple decrease produces beautifully embossed, sculpted lines in the Elegantly Simple stitch pattern.

Easy 1-2-3 Pattern Outline for Elegantly Simple Bookmark

Shetland lace bookmark based on the stitch pattern used in HeartStrings Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket.

Tutorial: Step-by-Step Cable Without a Cable Needle. I love cables, but am not too fond of fiddling with a cable needle. This photo tutorial shows how you can forego the cable needle and just re-position the stitches using your knitting needles.

Tutorial: Step-by-Step Cable Without a Cable Needle. I love cables, but am not too fond of fiddling with a cable needle. This photo tutorial shows how you can forego the cable needle and just re-position the stitches using your knitting needles.

Long Tail Beaded Cast On: Beads should be on the tail end when doing the Long Tail Beaded Cast On. You don't have to worry about stringing all the beads you need before beginning the cast on, but you will need to allow a long enough tail to complete the cast on without your beads falling off the end! Includes tips to help you.

Long Tail Beaded Cast On is very attractive because the beads will position themselves away from the fabric's edge, giving a picot effect along the border.

Spot Weaving in the round. To expand the possibilities for spot woven projects even more, here are instructions for the in-the-round version. This version is useful for sturdy circular projects without side seams (e.g. a tote bag / purse) or double-sided fabric (e.g. a hot pad / potholder).

To expand the possibilities for spot woven projects even more, here are instructions for the in-the-round version.

What goes into the design of a smoke ring?  Spark excitement in how you can use the canvas of a simple smoke ring to play around with Form, Stitch Pattern(s), Embellishment, and Structure.

Silk Smoke Ring (Cowl) is knitted circularly to make a seamless tube. Although the lace looks complicated, the spectacular results are accomplished with a stitch pattern that is repetitive and relatively easy.

Make the size triangle shawl you want in any of 4 yarn weights. Click to go to the article to help you estimate Yardage needed and what Needle Size to use. Also includes tips on Checking Your Work and Blocking in Progress.

Triangle Shawl Guidelines to make the size triangle shawl you want in any of 4 yarn weights

Step-by-step photo tutorial for the RIGHT SLANTING TRIPLE DECREASE used in Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket, Elegantly Simple Bookmark and Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl

Continuation of the photo tutorial series on the two triple decreases used in the Elegantly Simple feather and fan Shetland lace stitch pattern.

Rate of Decrease for a Circularly-knitted Square

The basics of outside-in square shaped circular knitting plus a few tidbits for the ever-curious knitter.

Lorna's Light necklace purse with chain of various types of beads, crystals, and semi-precious gemstones

A fun part of making a necklace purse is coming up with a coordinating cord to go around your neck. Ideas and tips to make your own unique necklace cord.

Reading your knitting for the Petit Scallop Edging.

Tea-time Serviette features a dainty lace Petit Scallop edging that can either be started with a beaded cast on or left plain without beads

Spot Weaving for other Kitchen Accessories | Knit HeartStrings Learn-and-Knit-Alongs

Since Spot Woven Stitch produces a dense, non-stretchy fabric, it can be used to make sturdy kitchen accessories like dishcloths, hot pads and placemats.

Rotating even-count grid designs: Cart-wheeling shamrock

Because of the square nature of beaded garter stitch, our little beaded shamrock design can easily be rotated as though it were doing cartwheels.

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