The following techniques are used in one or more of my designs, and some are methods I've engineered myself.

There are many other techniques that I haven't made tutorials for because they are more commonly used, and other instructors have already made competent tutorials for them. Do let me know if you're looking for instruction on something you have not been able to find elsewhere, and I'll get right on it.

Follow these links for photos, written explanations or video tutorials of the following:

Wrapless Short Rows

Wrapless short rows - video tutorial

Inches per Stitches

Changing the Way We Think About Gauge - a written discussion

Knitting techniques

Ssp's - two nifty techniques with great results that don't purl anything through back loops

Knit-long and knit-below techniques used in broderie-style stitch patterns

Knitting backwards - description

Joining yarn strands

Russian splice - a clean join for two different color strands - picture and description

Russian T - eliminate ends when only one color strand is starting or ending - photo tutorial

Stripes - weaving in colors to avoid a jog - photo tutorial

Cast on

Two types of picot cast on - photo tutorial

Picot cast on for Pachelbel - video tutorial

Tubular cast on - picture and description

Bind off

Italian bind off - a beautiful way to finish off shaker rib and knit1-purl1 ribs

Italian bind off worked into a provisional cast on - photo tutorial


Buttonhole-stitch buttonholes - photo tutorial

Crochet trim, buttonholes and buttons - pictures and descriptions


Grafting for cheaters

Grafting in wide rib - photo tutorial

Grafting in garter stitch - photo tutorial

Grafting in k1-p1 rib - photo tutorial

For Nancy's vest, "grafting" live stitches to a bound-off row with ribbed edge stitches - photo tutorial

"Grafting" live stitches to a bound-off edge - picture

Grafting tips - description

Grafting the Pachelbel shawl - video tutorial


Tassels and crocheted trim as used in the Kinnikinnick scarf - video tutorial