Tuesday Tip Archives - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher
How Many stitches have i bound off

Tuesday Tip – Keeping Track of Bind Off

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Over the years I’ve talked a lot about “Reading Your Knitting”, as well as knitting tricks to make your life easier. I’ve written about how to keep track of your rows, how to keep track of your cast on, how to keep track of your cable rows, today’s “how to keep track of” is is about your bind off.

It’s happened to all of us, we are binding off a bunch of stitches and suddenly wonder, “how many have I done?”

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Tuesday Tip – How To Measure Your Knitting

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For a while now I’ve been writing a column called Patty’s Purls of Wisdom. It has had a life in several magazines and I’m thrilled that recently it joined Twist Collective. Knitter’s send in their questions, ala Dear Abbey, and I answer them. It’s full of all kinds of knitting advice, and this knitter asked a brilliant question that is has baffled many a knitter.

How to Measure Your Knitting

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Tuesday Tip – Left Hand Long Tail Cast On

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Some of you may have taken my Craftsy class “Improve Your Knitting” and now that there is no wrong way to knit. You also might now a bit about stitch mounts and how to avoid twisting our stitches we have to work into the leading leg.

When it comes to long tail cast on, there’s more than one way to accomplish it. Today I want to get a happy untwisted first row of knitting for left handers. That means a different way to make a

Left Hand Long Tail Cast On

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How to close the gap in knitting

Tuesday Tip – Weaving in Ends: Using The Tails

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Last month we talked about how good finishing can make a project, and I promised you more posts focused on the all important topic of weaving in ends.

I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemade. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? I wrote about “skimming”, and last month I wrote about how to clip the tail, but what USING that tail? Today we look at

How to Close the Gap in Knitting

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Tuesday Tip: Weaving In Ends, How to Clip the Tail

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Last month we talked about how good finishing can make a project, and I promised you more posts focused on the all important topic of weaving in ends.

I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemade. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? Last month I wrote about “skimming”, but what about that tail? Today we look at

How to Clip the Tail

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Tuesday Tip: Weaving In Ends Skimming

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We all know finishing can make a project look “homemade” or “handmade.” I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemande. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? The answer is, there is more than one answer . . . so, I am going to devote a few Tuesday tips to the topic of

Weaving in Ends Skimming

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