Category Archives: Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip

Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Making I-Cords

If you’ve yet to make your first I-cord, it’s high-time that you give one a try. Follow these simple steps and let’s get started! Cast 4 stitches onto a double-point needle.   Keep working until your I-cord is the desired … Continue reading

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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: The Versatile Blanket Stitch

The Blanket Stitch is a quick and easy way to create a decorative and rustic edge for a cuff, collar or a hem edge. It’s also a great way to dress up swatches and turn them into coasters. Simply thread some yarn onto your tapestry … Continue reading

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Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Buttonholes Nice & Neat

My favorite knitted buttonhole is the one-row horizontal method because it produces a much neater finish and it is one of the sturdiest of all buttonholes because it does not require additional reinforcement. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll never make a messy buttonhole again! Step 1: Work to … Continue reading


Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Cool Blocking Board Idea

This is SO cool– a blocking board made from those foam blocks used for kids’ play areas. Source: via Audrey on Pinterest


Kara’s Quick-Knit Tip: Forget the Slip-Knot

When I first learned how to work the Long-Tail Cast-On, I was instructed to begin with a slip-knot, but I later learned that this was an unnecessary step. I found this to be one of the best tips I ever learned. In the book, Knitting Workshop, … Continue reading