Knit & Crochet Instruction

This board is filled with information on how to knit, purl, and crochet, including how to cast on and bind off. Many posts deal with common knit errors and…
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How to Bind Off
Binding off is the process of safely getting your knit project off of your needles. I use ‘safely’ because the last thing we want is for our beautiful knit project to start unraveling. This cast-off method produces an edge that is slightly elastic and very secure. This post also addresses weaving in loose ends. https://nourishandnestle.com/bind-off-your-knitting-illustrated-instructions/
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All About Yarn
If you are curious about yarn for knitting or crochet, you are in the right place. We discuss different yarn fibers, yarn ply, and how to read a yarn label. Additionally, this post will address the different yarn weights and you will have the opportunity to download a Free Yarn Weight Chart. https://nourishandnestle.com/all-about-yarn-for-knitting-crochet/
three pictures showing how to knit the top and bottom part of a handmade purse
How to Fix Holes in Knitting
This post will teach you how to prevent and fix holes in knitting in 3 different scenarios. Oftentimes, a hole in your knitting goes hand in hand with having too many stitches on your needles as well. https://nourishandnestle.com/fix-holes-in-knitting-3-different-scenarios/
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How to Prevent and Fix Dropped Stitches
This post discusses diagnosing, preventing and fixing dropped stitches in knitting. Dropped stitches are common and easily fixed. https://nourishandnestle.com/dropped-stitches-diagnose-prevent-cure-them/
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Common Knit Errors: How to Prevent or Fix Them
Like any art form, at some point every knitter will make errors; it’s just a reality. In fact, I’m a firm believer that forcing some of these errors makes you a better, more confident, knitter. These posts discuss a variety of common knit errors and how, in the perfect world, to prevent them. However, if you do make one of these knit errors, we discuss how to fix them as well. https://nourishandnestle.com/common-knit-errors-prevent-fix/
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How to Knit an Applied I-Cord
An Applied I-Cord is a nice way to finish any knitted piece. In this post, I will be showing how to knit an applied i-cord to finish a washcloth or dishcloth. We will cover going around corners with i-cords and grafting the ends of i-cords for a seamless finish. These techniques are also applicable to any blanket or throw. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-knit-an-applied-i-cord/
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Free Pattern for Crochet Thermal Stitch Potholder
No special crochet skills are needed for this Thermal Stitch Crochet Potholder pattern. It is truly just simple single crochet.The only ‘wrinkle’ is where you place your crochet hook to produce this double-thick fabric. But not to worry, I have step-by-step instructions, pictures AND a video for you! Make sure to nab the free printable pattern. https://nourishandnestle.com/crochet-potholder-pattern-using-the-thermal-stitch/
someone is knitting a white piece of yarn with the words how to bind off on it
How to Bind Off
Binding off is the process of safely getting your knit project off of your needles. I use ‘safely’ because the last thing we want is for our beautiful knit project to start unraveling. This cast-off method produces an edge that is slightly elastic and very secure. This post also addresses weaving in loose ends. https://nourishandnestle.com/bind-off-your-knitting-illustrated-instructions/
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Magic Loop Knit Tutorial
Say goodbye to juggling multiple double-pointed needles! Our step-by-step guide to the Magic Loop method will make knitting in the round a breeze. Perfect for socks, mittens, and more. Curious? Written instructions with images, as well as a video will walk you through the entire process. Click through to learn more and get your knitting journey on a roll! https://nourishandnestle.com/magic-loop-knit-tutorial/
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How to Knit the Purl Stitch
If you would like to learn to knit, this series will teach you. With the basic cast on, knit, purl and cast off you can tackle many knit projects. At the end of this series, use your newly found skills to knit a simple washcloth. This post specifically teaches how to knit the purl stitch. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-knit-a-purl-stitch/
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How to Block Your Knitting
Once you’ve finished knitting your blanket, scarf, throw, washcloth, sweater, or other knit project, you need and want to block it. After all the work you’ve put into it, you want it to look its best. Blocking your knitting does make a big difference in how your finished project looks, making it more finished & professional-looking. And Blocking is very simple, this post gives instructions for wet, steam and spray blocking. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-block-knitting-projects/
a blue knitted cloth with the words how to knit the purl stitch
How to Knit the Purl Stitch
If you would like to learn to knit, this series will teach you. With the basic cast on, knit, purl and cast off you can tackle many knit projects. At the end of this series, use your newly found skills to knit a simple washcloth. This post specifically teaches how to knit the purl stitch. https://nourishandnestle.com/how-to-knit-a-purl-stitch/
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In Which Direction Should You Be Knitting?
It is a common conundrum. You put your knitting down and when you pick it up, you aren’t sure which direction you should be knitting or if you should be knitting or purling! This post will help you figure out which direction to be knitting and whether you should be knitting or purling. https://nourishandnestle.com/which-direction-you-should-be-knitting/
someone is knitting a white piece of yarn with the words how to bind off on it
How to Bind Off Your Knit Work
Binding off is the process of safely getting your knit project off of your needles. I use ‘safely’ because the last thing we want is for our beautiful knit project to start unraveling. This cast-off method produces an edge that is slightly elastic and very secure. This post also addresses weaving in loose ends. https://nourishandnestle.com/bind-off-your-knitting-illustrated-instructions/
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How to Knit the Seed Stitch
The seed stitch creates a lovely reversible fabric that doesn’t ruffle. I also like the texture that the little bumps of seed stitch add. If you can knit and purl, you can knit the seed stitch pattern. https://nourishandnestle.com/seed-stitch-knitting-pattern-for-beginners/