Category Archives: Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip

Not in the Knitting Mood? Make Some Yarn Art Instead!

As I was winding a gorgeous yarn from my stash into a nice pull-skein, (or at least trying to) all of a sudden a knot appeared out of nowhere. What an odd phenomenon that knots and tangles occur out of … Continue reading


Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: How to Knit Cables The Easy Way

Cables are a lot easier than you think!  Watch this quick video and you’ll master this technique in minutes! If you’d like to see the full tutorial with illustrations, click here. For more tips like this, click here or visit or view … Continue reading

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Seam Edges like a Pro with Mattress Stitch

Seaming with Mattress Stitch.

Mattress Stitch is one of the most common finishing techniques for sewing seams. If done correctly, the finished look of this technique literally makes the stitches “melt” together. To begin: thread a tapestry needle with yarn that matches the knitted … Continue reading


Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: How to Work Kitchener Stitch

Kitchener Stitch is a great technique that comes in handy for grafting armholes, and when you want to create the look of an invisible seam. Follow these 5 steps to get started: Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch … Continue reading

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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Easy Peasy “Faux” Lace

Now that spring is in the air, it’s nice to start thinking about creating knitted garments and accessories that are light-weight. Cumbersome knits, even those made with DK- weight yarns with dense stitches just don’t cut it when the weather … Continue reading

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