How to Graft Garter Stitch

I never can remember how to graft garter stitch and have to look it up somewhere. So I made this tutorial for easy reference. This method is useful for sewing together garter stitch stitches invisibly. For this technique all stitches have to be still on the needles – so called “live” stitches. For better visibility I used contrasting yarn for sewing, usually you use your …

How To Bind Off Drop Stitch – Part 2

This is the second technique you can use to bind off and at the same time drop stitches like you need to with my Drop Dead Gorgeous Loop for example. You can find the first Tutorial on how to bind off drop stitch here. 1. Bind off until the stitch that has to be dropped (drop stitch) is the first/next on your left needle. Knit …

How to Bind Off Drop Stitch – Part 1

This is the first of two bind off techiques I will show you, that come in handy when you have to drop stitches while you bind off. Like for example, if you knit my Drop Dead Gorgeous Loop. As you may know, if yo ever tried: the challenge is to leave the right amount of yarn for the drop between the two bound off stitches …

How to invisibly join yarns using a Russian Splint

There are moments when just starting with a new ball of yarn and later weaving in the ends just won’t do it. This is the case with very open lace work or – for example drop stitch. The Russian Splint is a useful way to join the ends of two balls of yarn when felting them together just isn’t an option. So this is great …

How to do a Knitted Cast On

The knitted cast on is very useful, if you have to cast on a lot of stitches and it is also the simplest cast on I know. The knitted cast on is easier to do than the similar cable cast on and much, much easier than a long tail cast on. In fact, if you know how to knit, you can do this. So I decided …

Sewing Knitting Together with Backstitch

sewing in knitting

Yes, I’m still knitting – even if this is about sewing knitting together with backstitch, which sounds pretty much like it’s a sewing topic. In one of my projects I’m at a stage where everything is done exept attaching the trim to the neckline. As luck would have it I used two highly different gauges for the trim and the sweater, so picking up stitches …

Instant Remedy for Gaping Buttonbands

From time to time I still buy new garments. It’s very seldom and like this one has to have some potential. Here it’s saving me from going crazy over matching plaids. The shirt had a nice fit and a lot of darts that could be manipulated into a great fit. That’s just what I did and it worked like a charm (I should have gotten …

Durchgehende Abnäher/waist darts

To keep you and me entertained I documented how I made the waist darts of my new dress in pictures: Damit es nicht langweilig wird, habe ich das Nähen der Abnäher an meinem Kleid mal genau mit der Kamera dokumentiert: 1. Marking the length of the dart with pins I folded the dart in half./Nachdem ich die Länge des Abnähers mit Nadeln markiert habe, falte …

Knöpfe beziehen/fabric covered buttons

Ich habe gerade festgestellt, dass ich nie wie versprochen ein Tutorial über meine Technik Knöpfe zu beziehen gepostet habe… das wird nun nachgeholt. Ganz ohne Ausfransen und ohne diese eigenartigen Werkzeuge, die mitgeliefert werden. I just realized that I never posted that tutorial about fabric covered buttons like I promised… so here it comes. You even don’t need those wonky plastic tools that come with …