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  • Learn to Knit Lesson 4: Binding Off

    Through the Learn to Knit series, we have learned how to cast on, the knit stitch (garter stitch), and the purl stitch.  Today, we are going to learn how to bind off (cast off).  After learning this, you will know all of the basics to start your knitting journey!

    BO = Bind Off

    For your bind off row, it is super easy! Here is a video tutorial, or keep reading for the written directions!

    Step 1: Knit two stitches. Insert the top of the left needle into the first stitch on the right needle. Lift the stitch over the last stitch you knit and over the top of the right needle.

    Step 2: One stitch remains on the right needle. Knit another stitch. Lift that stitch over the stitch just knit.

    Step 3: Continue in this way until one loop remains. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail of 4 or 5 inches and draw the end through the last stitch.

    That's  it! Super easy right? You have just learned all of the knitting basics, the steps that you have learned throughout the Learn to Knit series, you will carry with you throughout your knitting projects!

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  • Learn to Knit Lesson 1: Casting On

    Lesson 1: Casting On

    Casting on, the foundation of knitting.  For beginner knitters, we recommend learning the knitting cast-on first, it's simple and leaves an edge that stretches well. After you learn this method, there are many more to choose from!

    Popular methods include:

    1. Single-stitch cast-on
    2. Long-tail cast-on
    3. Cable cast-on
    4. Double-knitted cast-on
    5. Crochet edge cast-on

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  • Yarncrafting Costumes: Designing a Bunny Tail

    My knitted costuming adventures continue, this time with extra fuzziness! A friend of mine frequently dresses up as a bunny for costume parties, and so I decided to make a bunny tail for his birthday.

    Since I wanted the tail to be super soft and fluffy, yarn selection was paramount. Romance to the rescue! This yarn is incredibly soft, with a dramatic texture perfectly suited to highlighting a whimsical costume.

     

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